Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or both?

I am going to be going to a 4 year university, and these are the two majors I will possibly be persuing. I need help on deciding to get one or the other, or both. A little about the program: it is through a well known university, that has a business school with a really good reputation. Both CS and CIS are considered "smaller" majors where there isn't as much competition and focus because it seems like everyone is a business major or some type of medical major. With that being said, it is definately possible to double major in the two of them because it is not like a CS major at MIT where it is one of the most competitive programs. My goal is to be able to do freelance work and work on my own projects by my junior/senior year. I am interested in mobile development, web app development, and just general programming for problem solving. Eventually I want to get into the start up scene as a mobile platform developer. I feel if I majored in CS, I would have plenty of time to do this type of stuff on the side. On the other hand if I double majored I think I would be much more employable if I was looking to do corporate work for a while before getting into the startup scene. And from a third take, many of the CIS classes actually focus on things that I think would be useful even with a start up (database construction and analysis etc.) Opinions?

Asked By: Ryan - 4/30/2012
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To give you the background - There are several main Computer majors and their associated career categories and you need to know these just to get the lay of the land. Now some of the titles colleges use may consist of different course curriculums. As an example one school may have more programming classes in the same... More
Answered By: Richard L - 4/30/2012
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