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What is the difference between a software engineering degree and a computer science degree?

I am a junior in high school and need to start looking at colleges. I would like to go into a career in software engineering and more specifically the development of software/applications, and I am a very talented programmer. I've been looking at many colleges, most only offer computer science and not software engineering. would I want to find schools with a specific degree in software engineering to help better my self, or for my interests is computer science the better option?

Asked By: hi people - 1/8/2013
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Right now, Computer Science degrees pretty much guarantee you a job as a Software Engineer if you know your stuff inside and out. A course designed for Software Engineering is more focused on current needs, design and applications of very useful and successful software applications. However, Computer Science does not... More
Answered By: mrcead - 1/12/2013
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A computer science degree is a very broad, generic degree. A software engineering degree is a degree where you specialized in specifically "software engineering", so you have knowledge of broad computer science AND your specialty field
Answered By: Matthew - 1/8/2013
 
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