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I am an 18 year old high school student. I live in Wisconsin and plan on going to college in Wisconsin or even a public Minnesota college. I have a 3.5 GPA and scored a 23 on the ACT. Now that the background information is out of the way, I'll get to my question. I am trying to narrow down what I want to do in my future. I have had family that works for large corporations, and business seems to be in my blood. However, now that I have my first job, I am beginning to realize money isn't everything, and I don't plan on working a typical 9-5 day 5 days a week for a big company. I definately have a creative side. Although I am softspoken and my job right now is quite repetitive, I want to work a job where I can feel I can make a difference. The area where I was thinking I might get into is the technical/computer science/programming area. Although these types of jobs seem like they might be tedious and boring and limit my creative side, I always dreamed of being able to create programs to sell, or even fix/maintain current computer systems. I have been a computer addict since I was very young. Although I haven't taken any real classes on it yet, I think my experience in the area will pay off. So my question for you guys is- what is a good major that would fit me. I have looked around Wisconsin school websites and its seems Phoenix is the best technical one. However, I dont think that type of education will work well for me. Are there any UW schools that have good computer education? I mean UW Lacrosse/Whitewater/Milwaukee/Oshkosh/Madison etc... Any tips would be much appreciated.

Asked By: Ryan - 9/26/2011
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U of Phoenix is worthless and its Computer degrees lack ABET accreditation. You should get a degree in Computer Engineering Technology. There is no school offering this degree in Wisconsin, but Minnesota State in Mankato does have it.
Answered By: PE2008 - 9/26/2011
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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) offers plenty of majors that would work for you -- all a bit different but still contain some aspect of computers, computer technology, design, etc. Check out the School of Information Studies (http://www4.uwm.edu/sois/). SOIS combines tech with creative and would be a good... More
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Answered By: uwmpanther - 9/29/2011
 
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