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Is it a good idea to minor in Computer Science?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Swishh, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Swishh

    Swishh Member

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    My major is management information systems (MIS). Considering adding CS as a minor.

    Would minoring in CS be a good idea? Could I learn some valuable skills (that could translate into a job coupled with my mis degree) after the 2 extra semesters it'll take to get the CS minor?

    Advice appreciated.
     
  2. sammy

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    I don't work in IT but I think it's a good idea.
     
  3. Mr. Brightside

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    I think it's a good idea. Don't take my word for it though, I don't work in IT.
     
  4. Swishh

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    :confused:
     
  5. CCorn

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    Better than political science. But I don't work in IT.
     
  6. Jontro

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    I think it's a good idea, better than Creative Writing... but I don't work in IT.
     
  7. davidio840

    davidio840 Contributing Member

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    I think it's a bad idea, but I don't work in IT.
     
  8. Swishh

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    I'd appreciate some legitimate responses.
     
  9. RedRedemption

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    I'm studying CS currently, its a lot of math/theory and algorithm optimization at this point. Not sure if that will be very helpful working in IT.
     
  10. Jontro

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    Do you even work in IT breh?
     
  11. DudeWah

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    You probably don't have to code **** in the type of IT you will be working in and a cs minor would likely be of zero benefit to you unless you like it.

    But I don't work in IT.
     
  12. PeppermintCandy

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    Well, I work in IT and let me say...


    Oh wait, nevermind. I don't.
     
  13. BigShasta

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    As a software engineer. Yes. Do it.

    Feel free to ask questions if you want more pro/con info

    btw, i majored in mis/minored in cs.

    don't know about the two more semesters... can't do summer school? that's leaving earning potential on the table if you're graduating with mis. 70+k out of school (depending where you go to school) so factor that. also, look at courses online from udemy. that's all it is. i can write a **** ton on it but im currently writing code for work that's due tomorrow. :)
     
  14. davidio840

    davidio840 Contributing Member

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    ... But do you work in IT?



    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
  15. BigShasta

    BigShasta Contributing Member

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    ooo I don't work in IT. :grin::grin::grin:

    I don't work in helpdesk. not sure where I work. I just write software brah - even for the IT department.
     
  16. Dairy Ashford

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    Either that, accounting, or freaking supply chain.
     
  17. Dairy Ashford

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    Maybe fill in some of the gaps with MIT OCW or some MOOCs.
     
  18. Swishh

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    Well please do so tomorrow or whenever you have the time, I'd appreciate it man.


    I'll prob do summer school. Basically my question is what skills would I be learning with the CS minor courses that will translate into what I'm already learning with MIS?

    MIS doesn't teach you a whole lot of coding, so how did you learn to become a software engineer.

    Feel free to answer whenever you get the time.

    Thanks man.
     
  19. Zboy

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    Yes, it is a good idea.

    In fact, an even better idea is to major in computer science.

    Computer science is a more valuable/usefull degree than IT/MIS.
     
  20. Swishh

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    i'm aware of that, but it's too late considering i am almost finished with my mis degree.
     

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