Difference between BS and BSE in Comp. Sci at U-Mich (LSA vs. CoE)

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So I'm going into U-Mich this year into their LSA school (main school sorta) for Computer Science. I've been contemplating on whether or not I should try to get into the College of Engineering for Computer Sciences... Differences would be that in LSA I would get a BS while in CoE I would get a BSEng. I would still get the same career resources that CoE students get but I was wondering if just getting a BS will prevent me (as opposed to somebody with a BSEng.) from getting jobs/grad school acceptances. I've tried asking this at other forums, this place wasn't my first choice, but I figured somebody here may have something intelligent to say about it.

I'm mostly interested in trading if that matters.

I guess it's supposed to be easier to double major in stuff depending on the school you're in (another Engineering major in CoE, a liberal arts major in LSA)... but I don't really understand how that works, seems stupid. I've been thinking about either double majoring in econ or at least minoring in it (A Masters in Econ is something that I may like to get some day)... not sure if I want to go for Electrical Engineering with it also... doesn't seem like something I would be very interested in and I was hoping, if I do decide to learn EE, that I could go for a masters in it w/ CS (though I'm not sure how possible that is???).

Basically, does a degree from the CoE in CS carry more weight than a degree from LSA in CS? My instincts tell me yes, but some peoples' opinions tell me no. hmmmmm

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Aug 4, 2011

U gonna apply to Ross? I actually got in UMich, but rejected for Fisher/Ohio State (cheaper). I would say go with CoE CS because it most likely has a more quant side and their CoE is very highly ranked too, but I am not 100% sure.

I would personally go CoE CS and see if I can transfer to Ross, if not then I would stick to the CS CoE and join the Michigan Interactive Investments (it fits your S&T path). Also if you dont want to go to Ross then you need to network a lot on your own just fyi. I did a lot of research on that club (spoke with presidents) and the new one the Michigan Investment Banking Club. Both are great but the latter is more for IBD of course.

Good Luck man,
Nick

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Aug 5, 2011

Well I would be taking the same classes as people in the CoE (just without taking a Chemistry and Physics pre-req I believe), but I wonder if those few classes are enough to actually keep somebody from hiring me or accepting me into a top grad school... The way I look at it, it shouldn't. But some employers/schools do some weeiirrdd stuff so I want to set myself up as nice as possible.

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Aug 5, 2011
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I want a lady on the street, but a freak in the bed,

Go Bucks!!