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    Computer Science vs Computer Engineering Degree

    Well for one I am 18 and senior in HS (grad in may) and prob in July I am going to community college for a degree in something with computers.I am both ok with programming which goes with computer science and I am ok with building computers and such which goes with computer engineering. So either one I know I will like/love. My questions are, which of those is more beneficial? Which would have more jobs in the future? Which one could I possibly get the most money out of? etc...

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    I'm working on a Computer Engineering degree right now and I chose it over Computer Science for a couple of reasons. Here at my school, Computer Engineering is a combination of courses from Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, so if you like hardware and software and want a well-rounded computer learning experience, CoE is the way to go. I don't know if this holds true for every school, but I'd assume so.

    I'd also suggest that if you kinda know what university you may end of going to after community college, see if it might just be a better idea to skip the middleman. I was thinking of going to a local community college before starting here and I'm glad that I didn't. Engineering courses started off right away and I would have just been wasting my time elsewhere. Community college can be a good way to save some money and get stupid classes out of the way, but if you know you wanna do CS or CoE, you may just wanna jump right in.


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