Can someone really tell me the difference between these two degrees. I'm about to start the MIS program at Columbia College, hoping to finish and then eventually complete the Masters in MIS from Arizona University. I hope all this translates into a nice government job in IT or overseas work with a DOD contractor. I realize that the MIS degree might not pay like a CS degree, but I think it's the right fit for me at the age of 32. Just looking for opinions on if CIS might be better in the long run. I also chose MIS because I have a ton of business credits from 12 years ago when I was initially enrolled in college majoring in Accounting.