Hello, I am new to these forums.
My name is Sean.
I am currently getting my CIS degree at Tulane University here in New Orleans.
. I want to program, especially object oriented programming.
The CIS degree at my college has two paths you can take.
One is the "traditional track" which involves more with databases.
The other is the "progressive track" involves more in object oriented programming and software development.
I have already started on the "progressive" track. I was wondering a couple of things about it. I have a minimum of 48 credits that I have to take for the major. Here they are
UCIS 165 Introduction to Software Design
UCIS 291 Problem Solving with C++
UCIS 295 Problem Solving with Java
UCIS 306 Files and Data Structures
UCIS 322 Systems Analysis
UCIS 323 Systems Design
UCIS 342 Object-Oriented Analysis and Logical Design
UCIS 344 Database Management
UCIS 347 Database Administration
UCIS 348 Advanced Database Administration
UCIS 376 Object-Oriented Application Development
UCIS 374 Internet/Intranet Application Development
UCIS 379 Data Warehousing
UCIS 370 Application Development w. C/Unix
UCIS 373 Information Engineering
UCIS 375 Expert Systems Development
Now i know this degree program isnt going to be easy, especially since I have to take Calculus I, II, and II, and discrete mathematics along with it.
My question is, will these classes and this major really give me the cutting edge in the CIS field like my University says it will?
Is this program even worth doing, or should i just head back to the Computer Science program?
What jobs are available in this?
Are those jobs really needed?