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Here are my courses for my CIS degree at Tulane.



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

Calculus I, II, II
Discrete Mathematics


All the other courses I have to take are pretty much electives and such.
Well you know, the humanities, sciences, and social science requirements.

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?
 
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Is this program even worth doing, or should i just head back to the Computer Science program?



Seems like your school's CIS program put slight more emphasis on "database" side than the traditional CS program.

At B.S level, choosing between CIS and CS really doesn't make much difference in getting a job.


What jobs are available in this?



Software Developer or Database Administrator. Typical starting salary for these jobs in Louisiana should be around $30K - $40K per year.
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