Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by Balios, Apr 20, 2012.
Bait and switch complaint
Can someone help me out with this question. I compared the program at OSU v. Troy and cost wise Troy wins hands down if you are transfering with your undergraduate work or hold a B.S./B.A. However it is not a ABET degree nor does the program at Troy have any additional software engineering courses and mobile applications courses.
TROY: 46 TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED $280 UNIT
COMPUTER SCIENCE, APPLIED MAJOR (36 HOURS)
Specialized General Studies Requirements
MTH 2201 (3) Business Calculus
Select additional Area III requirements as shown in the General Studies section of this catalog.
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
MTH 2215 (3) Applied Discrete Mathematics
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
CS 2250 (3) Computer Science I
CS 2255 (3) Computer Science II
CS 2265 (3) Advanced Programming I
CS 3330 (3) Data Structures and Algorithms
CS 4420 (3) Introduction to Database Systems
CS 4443 (3) Web-Based Software Development
CS 4445 (3) Data Communications and Networking
CS 4447 (3) Systems Analysis and Design
CS 4448 (3) Operating Systems
Select three of the following:
CS 3320 (3) Business Systems Programming
CS 3332 (3) Software Engineering I
CS 3347 (3) Advanced Programming II
CS 4449 (3) Applied Networking
CS 4451 (3) Computer Security
CS 4495 (3) Special Topics in Computer Science
OSU: 60 TOTAL QTR HRS AT $450 A CREDIT
Intro to Computer Science I
Analysis of Algorithms
Intro to Computer Science II
Discrete Structures in Computer Science
Computer Architecture & Assembly Language
Software Engineering II
Mobile and Cloud Software Development
Introduction to databases
Introduction to Usability Engineering
Intro to Computer Networks
Database Management Systems
This the message recieved;
Thank you for your email and I’m happy to clarify!
The $450/credit cost for the post-baccalaureate computer science program includes the $75/credit distance education fee. It would not be in addition to the $450/credit.
The other costs associated with this program would be:
• $50 application fee
• $200 Advance Tuition Deposit (initially out-of-pocket, but is applied to first term’s tuition)
• $300 Matriculation fee (one time, appears on first bill)
• Textbooks & lab fees (which can vary from term-to-term, just like on a traditional campus)
After researching various computer science programs from Troy, OSU, FSU, I decided on Regis University C.S. program. I realized that Troy, CSU are missing the math courses required from your standard CS programs. FSU requires additional pre-reqs with c+, java course work. I don't have that experience. Furthermore, Regis University has their three Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking ABET approved or sealed for lack of better understanding. Has anyone considered Oregon State University and if so what were the reasons that compelled you? My reason for not going towards OSU's program is that if you compare the program it seems similar to a CIS degree in which it seems like a software engineering program leaning more towards information systems. That is what I analyzed at face value. I am no expert in this industry. I just learning and find C.S. programming and the math courses not only challenging and most of all exciting. I know, exciting sounds weird but my background is business, organizational development and it just did not challenge me enough I guess. I find problem solving interesting.
I have a undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management. I'm also graduating with a MBA in December. I do not have any experience in technology or information sciences, however, I do have a interest in computer science.
Did you apply to Regis University? If yes, how is the program? Are instructors available and is the coursework manageable with a full-time job?
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