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  1. #1 Computer Engineering or Computer Science? 
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    My university offers 2 programs that I am interested in; Computer Engineering and Computer Science. I am currently a freshman, and recently declared into Computer Engineering. After some more thinking, however, I can't figure out if it will be the right choice, or if Computer Science is what's really right for me. I can get by next term with courses that fulfill either degree, but I need to make a choice by the term after that.

    Here's my thought process:
    I've always done computer science type stuff on my own (programming since I was little)
    I've always ALSO been interested in computer engineering (wanted to play with microprocessors and such)
    I like some subjects in math (multivariable calculus and differential equations are somewhat interesting to me, already took both)
    Not sure about physics yet.... I am in Mechanical/Newtonian physics right now and am doing very average in the class, which is rare for me (and doesn't feel good!)
    I haven't taken Electricity and Magnetism yet (next term), but I have heard it is hard.

    The reason I'm considering switching to Computer Science is because I'm worried about the physics, signal processing, etc. I know that I am good at programming concepts, and I know that I am not as good at physical science concepts.

    Hopefully this is enough to get a small picture of my interests and abilities... I thank you for any input you might have!


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    Wouldn't it be better to discuss this with faculty staff? rather than let n anonymous bunch of internet nerds determine your future?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nick1760
    My university offers 2 programs that I am interested in; Computer Engineering and Computer Science. I am currently a freshman, and recently declared into Computer Engineering. After some more thinking, however, I can't figure out if it will be the right choice, or if Computer Science is what's really right for me. I can get by next term with courses that fulfill either degree, but I need to make a choice by the term after that.

    Here's my thought process:
    I've always done computer science type stuff on my own (programming since I was little)
    I've always ALSO been interested in computer engineering (wanted to play with microprocessors and such)
    I like some subjects in math (multivariable calculus and differential equations are somewhat interesting to me, already took both)
    Not sure about physics yet.... I am in Mechanical/Newtonian physics right now and am doing very average in the class, which is rare for me (and doesn't feel good!)
    I haven't taken Electricity and Magnetism yet (next term), but I have heard it is hard.

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    The reason I'm considering switching to Computer Science is because I'm worried about the physics, signal processing, etc. I know that I am good at programming concepts, and I know that I am not as good at physical science concepts.

    Hopefully this is enough to get a small picture of my interests and abilities... I thank you for any input you might have!
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    I take it Leo that your lack or a reply whilst just reprinting the original post means either you collapsed and landed on teh enter key or you are just plain speechless?
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    They have jobs out in software and graphics arts that require computer science or related field. A job at intel would be computer engineering. from i recal. which is really a field which needs alot of work..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick1760
    My university offers 2 programs that I am interested in; Computer Engineering and Computer Science. I am currently a freshman, and recently declared into Computer Engineering. After some more thinking, however, I can't figure out if it will be the right choice, or if Computer Science is what's really right for me. I can get by next term with courses that fulfill either degree, but I need to make a choice by the term after that.

    Here's my thought process:
    I've always done computer science type stuff on my own (programming since I was little)
    I've always ALSO been interested in computer engineering (wanted to play with microprocessors and such)
    I like some subjects in math (multivariable calculus and differential equations are somewhat interesting to me, already took both)
    Not sure about physics yet.... I am in Mechanical/Newtonian physics right now and am doing very average in the class, which is rare for me (and doesn't feel good!)
    I haven't taken Electricity and Magnetism yet (next term), but I have heard it is hard.

    The reason I'm considering switching to Computer Science is because I'm worried about the physics, signal processing, etc. I know that I am good at programming concepts, and I know that I am not as good at physical science concepts.

    Hopefully this is enough to get a small picture of my interests and abilities... I thank you for any input you might have!
    Physics is nto all that hard to learn, once you learn the equations liek you do with coding it gets easier to do. with your insight ability for conceptual work physics is some thing I fele form what I knwo you should stick with and learn.

    Computer engineer. you will be developing not jsut micro processors processors and componet's you will also be building mother board arcitecher, which is needed for the different fields. I am in my first year of school alsom i am going for a compleate education in computer science to include engineering, software and hardware and advanced application with electronics.... continue with your class if it gets harder you might need some one to explain with in your thought process hwo physics works once you understand that physics will be as simple as calc.
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