Pick my major (taking recommendations)

<p>I don't know how this will float, but here goes...</p>

<p>I enjoy math and solving problems. Love computers and technology. More internet and information technology vs engineering and software development. I also like business and, gasp, accounting. I am savvy, technical, and like numbers.</p>

<p>I know that is a mix-mash of a bunch of fields... but is there some all encompassing major that will give me the bliss I am in search of? ;)</p>

<p>My grades are great now, but weren't in the past, I am a transfer (all GE is done at CC). </p>

<p>c'mon, it's a game show... let's play Pick My Major.</p>


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<p>You seem to be perfect for CIS (Computer Information Systems sometimes called Computer and Information Systems or sometimes just Information Systems). I say this because you like computers, accounting, the internet, information technology and dont like the developmental side of things. </p>

<p>CIS is more high level programming VB, C#/C++, Java, Web design, database, ASP.net, networking, information systems security w/accounting, econ, management, and finance.</p>

<p>CS is more low level theory based with tons of programming and math. </p>

<p>So it seems like CIS is a fit with you. What i would do if I were you is if you get into a university with both, you can major in CIS and minor in CS or Math (since you love math and numbers)</p>

<p>Some colleges have an Information Technolgoy degree which has a little less business courses than CIS, or they have MIS (i reconommend you stay away from it) which ihas more business courses.</p>

<p>Keep in mind tho that CS majors make more than CIS grads and are generally looked at more favourbly (at least for programming jobs). </p>

<p>This is from a 2nd year CIS student.</p>


<p>thogh a CS B.S and then a M.S in MIS would be your best bet,</p>

<p>at least in NYC, any IT job they want you to have a CS or Comp engineering degree. Even if you dont need the stuff.</p>

<p>The best thing about CS or comp engineering is that, onbce you understand the actual working of a computer, and then master it. You really dont have to learn new langauges and stuff or learn new technology because you know the foundations on which that new technology or language was built.</p>

<p>If you know how byte code works then trere is no reason to learn java or c, if you can work like this you will be succesful.</p>

<p>Thanks for the feedback. I have looked at the CIS/IT majors and they seriously excite me... but I wonder if I should Major in Business (Accounting) and then minor in CS or CIS (a few schools offer some type of combo like this). That way, I have a very applicable degree, with some computer skills to boot.</p>

<p>I almost look at CIS as a kid in a candy store... "This is school?? I love this stuff." I feel that I may be able to learn it more on my own... so I may just want to touch on (minor or maybe double major?) aspects that I feel a classroom/group environment can help me with.</p>

<p>Thanks again, any other input would be loved. Who makes more mid-accountant , mid-cs, or mid-it/cis? What about top-level of each? Who would be more apt to start a business on their own?</p>

<p>@bahamasc (or anyone): why stay away from MIS?</p>

<p>cuz MIS is really not a computer degree and is more of a management degree. At least in CIS you program, do operating systems courses and other 'hands on' computer courses; IS securty, networking etc.</p>