Originally Posted by ChamYota
Well im about to graduate from HS in June hopefully and i've got a couple questions. I want to go to Clemson for Computer Science as I have a intrest in the computing field. At the same time though, I want to go into Law Enforcement and possibly the FBI in the Future working as a Computer Network Specialist or a Computer Engineer. I really want to go into the LE Field but I do not know exactly where I want to go after college. Law Enforcement or Industrial? O.o Hoping some LEO and Computer related TW members could chime in and point me in some directions. Thanks
I vote computer engineering based on what you expressed interest in. It is basically a modern branch of electronics engineering and gives you a broader range of possiblilities for the higher paying job fields than just computer science, in my opinion. But either one is not bad, if that is where you interests lie.
It seems like many of the computer science degrees focus heavier on pure programming language skills, where the CE goes into a lot more depth into other very marketable skills like electronics theory, networking (including fabrication, integrating the hardware and network administration ) plus many other standard engineering topics. Probably a lot more high powered math classes to take though.