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picking a college major (SE vs CS)

KnockAr0und

New Member
Hey guys - I need your help !

I'm currently a high school junior, and I want to be a software engineer, but I don't know exactly what to choose.
◘ What is the difference between computer science and software engineering?
◘ can somebody with a CS degree be called a software engineer?
◘ who are employers looking for now, or should I say Who are more successful? people with a CS degree or SE? How do you think it will change in the next 5 years?

I'm really nervous about this and I hope you guys can clear out the mist that surrounds me with anything concerning software engineering.:sick:
 

Jeveryday

New Member
Hey guys - I need your help !

I'm currently a high school junior, and I want to be a software engineer, but I don't know exactly what to choose.
◘ What is the difference between computer science and software engineering?
◘ can somebody with a CS degree be called a software engineer?
◘ who are employers looking for now, or should I say Who are more successful? people with a CS degree or SE? How do you think it will change in the next 5 years?

I'm really nervous about this and I hope you guys can clear out the mist that surrounds me with anything concerning software engineering.:sick:
If you wana be a software engineer then major in software engineering. Its kinda hard to compare the two being that CS has a bit of SE in it.

  • IMO, the major diff. between the two is the amount of programming eacj entails. Software Engineering is almost all programming. CS would atleast give you a chance to branch out into hardware if you wanted to.
  • Yes someone with a CS degree can be a software engineer. You will def. be exposed to programming majoring in CS, just not as much.
  • I think it is moe beneficial to have a CS degree. It is more broad and will give you a touch of everything. Software Engineering wil tie you down to programming. If you love programming then SE is the way to go.
Just my opinions... :)
 
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