Computer science and information systems knowledge is the backbone of the digital world. It’s used to store and secure data on servers, build communication networks, and produce videogames. CS degrees focus on computers and devices within systems while IS degrees focus on big-picture issues of technology networks. CS is best if you’re interested in systems software, communications network planning, implementing web security measures or computer graphics. IS is idea if you’re interested in business technology, database management or technology sales.
Though CS and IS are different fields, they both require technical knowledge and creative problem-solving skills to strengthen the world’s technological backbone. Both programs give you hands-on experience in the field through class projects with outside clients (IS THIS TRUE?), internship opportunities and a yearlong senior project.
(IS THIS AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION THAT 17-YEAR-OLDS WOULD UNDERSTAND? DOES IT PROPERLY DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN CS AND IS? I USED THIS AS MY BACKGROUND INFORMATION.)