Computing Disciplines & Majors
If you choose a computing major, what career options are open to you? We have provided information for each of the majors listed here:
- Computer Engineering
Typically involves software and hardware and the development of systems that involve software, hardware, and communications.
- Computer Science
Currently the most popular of the computing disciplines; tends to be relatively broad and with an emphasis on the underlying science aspects.
- Information Systems
Essentially, this is computing in an organizational context, typically in businesses.
- Information Technology
Focuses on computing infrastructure and needs of individual users; tends to involve a study of systems (perhaps just software systems, but perhaps also systems in support of learning, of information dissemination, etc.).
- Software Engineering
Focuses on large-scale software systems; employs certain ideas from the world of engineering in building reliable software systems.
- Mixed Disciplinary Majors