Is there a major difference? I assume CompSci is more challenging just by looking at the course curriculum for most schools. But do most employers, particularly HR people, understand the difference? I work in an industry that employs a lot of techs, engineers, and programmers (building controls/automation). Right now, I'm just a tech but I would like to pursue a career on the programming side. The school I'm most interested in right now is Troy. I like their BS in Applied CompSci program, with a minor in Bus. Admin. The tuition is also very reasonable compared to other schools. However, I was placed on academic suspension about five years ago at another state university. I never went back and pursued a full-time job instead. I hope that doesn't hurt my chances of getting in.