Which is a better course? Computer Science ?Infotmation Technology(IT)?

@arcenal (171)
Philippines
August 22, 2008 6:48am CST
I am a computer science student and I've once asked my teacher on the difference between IT and Computer Science. He told me that computer science are making programmers and computer doctors while IT are just making people who knew a lot about computer software. He also added that IT students knowledge are far away from Computer Science students. Ad Computer Science is a lot better than IT. How about you? Do you agree with him? If Computer Science is a lot better than IT course then why do students still take IT?
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14 responses
@shekher (273)
• India
22 Aug 08
hello frnd, in my view u should go for computer science because u will have to go in details about computer including hardware nd software . IT is not all abt computer but u may say it is specialised branch of computer. orrest is on you which course u prefer
@arcenal (171)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
I think I've made the right choice,I'm a computer science student. But I find computer science as a very hard course. I have to think critically a lot. Thank you for the response and godbless.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
22 Aug 08
I would say if you can take both then take both you will be a more rounded tech. and beable to decide if it is software or hardware if there is a problem
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@arcenal (171)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
I'm asking for your opinion on which course is better.
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@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
22 Aug 08
My son took Computer Science in college and became a computer programmer. I believe the difference might be in what you learn - probably computer languages versus how to work on computers. He can do both, thank goodness. He and my husband both work on computers, but my son can make programs. You've heard the old saying, 'it looks like greek to me'? Well, that's what some of his books look like to me! I was good in school but there is no way I could understand what he does for a living!
@pkraj111 (2460)
• India
22 Aug 08
I think computer science is a better course. It has a wide range opportunities than IT
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• Philippines
23 Aug 08
IT - more on GUI in programming... CS - theory,math,hardcore programming,assembly language,virus creator.
@arcenal (171)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
I bet, you are a computer science student.
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
yeah,, i also think too..
@rocker21 (2717)
• India
28 Aug 08
I would recommend you to go Computer Science, coz it covers everything, IT is just covering some of the computer technology.
@arcenal (171)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
I certainly agree with you. Computer Science deals with the hardcore part,while IT just tackles with few Computer concepts.
23 Aug 08
but you should know that all knowledge are not exist alone. No one can say he have know enough,so even you take IT course,you are probably not learn all zbout it.
@arcenal (171)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
I agree with you. The computer world is so huge. Thus, you must continue learning even after you graduated. Thank you for the comment.
@czyuan (96)
• China
22 Aug 08
As a software engineering student, i am interested in the difference between them. i think the CS students need to know wider knowledge including hardware and software. And IT, i think is not only about computers, there can be transmission of data and some conducting on it. To be honest, i am also not clear about it. But no matter how good or bad future your speciality may be, working hard is the only way to make your dreams come true. Have a nice day!
@arcenal (171)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
Yeah, I also think so. The success of the person doesn't came from his course but rather on how hard he is working for it. Thank you.
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
26 Apr 09
Hello Arcenal, I Have done my Engineering(Electrical & Electronics) and had been with both computer science and IT students. Both of these study the same subjects(Subjects are named bit differently) except few which are different. IT was all started with the aim to be more advanced than Computer Science but both ended at the same place. I would suggest wherever you are going to study just check the subjects and what interests you and go for it. As far as job opportunities are concerned both have equal have equal opportunities. Hope this helps, get back if you need more info.
• Philippines
26 Apr 09
hmm... im planning to take computer science in UE... is it really a hard course? btw, do you use YM? please add me: eshai4u
@jdredd (11)
• Jamaica
3 Nov 08
IT is definitely more basic than Computer Science. Computer Science is geared towards programming and is more in depth, while IT just scratches the surface. IT is good enough for a lot of jobs, such as database administrators, secretaries and data-entry operators. Computer Science is for systems analysts, programmers and software designers. You just need to look at what level you're more comfortable with and stick to it.
• Indonesia
31 Oct 08
hai arcenal.... im a IT student.. in class i learn how to make a program,, and how to run it.. it is my 1st year as a IT student,, i learn to make program that use 'C' it is language before 'C++','JAVA', and 'Borland'.. from C i can make program that can sum number,, sort a number,, make a explorer,, and another programs.. so if your teacher said that IT only knew about software,, it is not perfectly true.. because a IT student can make programs too.. and many people from IT can be a programmers.. maybe someday i can make programs like microsoft.. whp know.. lol
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
I guess Computer Science is better. You know why? Because I am a Computer Science student.
• Bahrain
21 Oct 08
IT is basically for the people who can't survive the computer science course, lol IT is well-rounded amonst different digital machines, not just computers like it is with computer science. Computer science is a lot more specialized and has a basic purpose, IT is good for people that are aiming to become help and support technicians like those you ask questions about certain things in websites or companies or whatever, they're the best candidates for that. But computer science is for those that make the things that IT students need to explain :P to put it in a more simple way. So basically, I think that each course supports the other, and can't find much difference in importance since what's the use of making a program that no one will figure out what to do with? (aka the IT technicians' job, as I doubt software developers have the free time to answer people's questions)