Getting a degree

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    >>Hey, cool. I've applied into the BCS program at Waterloo.
    Maybe we'll be colleagues someday

    >>I play on my laptop against one of my friends who just got a laptop
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    I think you should go with CS. I think MIT and Berkeley use scheme( which is quite different than C++) their first semester so it's likely that you will learn a few things.

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    lmao, gee, learn a few things at berkely or MIT, ya think?

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    I would hope so! Having not going to any of these schools myself, I think jverkoey would fit in. Besides, in my CS classes I had to do projects in vhdl etc. so it's not like we don't learn anything about hardware.

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    you'll notice... getting the CE degree is a million times harder. You get more thorough education in all sorts of computer stuff.
    More importantly... you do way more algorithm and programming in things other than C++/java like MATLAB, VHDL, Pspice, etc. You get more math... you get more physics... etc...
    That's a load of crap.

    More programming in CE than in CS? Yeah right.

    Here are the Major Academic Plans for CE and CS at BYU:

    CS:
    http://ar.byu.edu/dept_academ_advise...jor/693220.pdf

    CE:
    http://ar.byu.edu/dept_academ_advise...jor/393540.pdf

    I myself am a CS major and all we ever do is program. Even in a class such as Discrete Math and Logic (CS 236 on the chart), we program.

    The CE majors work much more with circuits, circuit boards, and such.

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    If you are going into game development, then CS is the way to go.

    Either way you go, CE or CS, they are both good majors. Just don't do IT. I can't believe they have even made an IT major at lots of schools now. It is pathetic. It is for CS, CE, and Business drop outs.
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    I'm a CS and Digital Media major at UCF. When I first got their I was a computer engineer major but then realized that most of it was hardware and not what I wanted to do. So I switched over to CS. One of my friends was also doing a DM major and told me about and because I was also interested in Game/Web stuff I decided to double major. It's different everywhere. Here its a lot of theory but then they expect you to program a lot too. We also have to program in our discrete class. But what I like is they allow you to specialize in your advanced classes... such as AI or os stuff... so to make my long babble short... it depends where you want to go and what you want to do... try talking this over with the colleges you want to go to.

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