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Computer Science vs. Information Technology: Careers, Degrees, and More

15 Jul 2022 4:59 PM | Perry Sholes (Administrator)

Great Article for Computer Science Majors

Written by Coursera • Updated on Jul 13, 2022

You'll work with computers in both computer science and IT, but they're slightly different fields.

Computer science and information technology (IT) are two distinct subjects, despite their many similarities. Generally, computer science refers to designing and building computers and computer programs. Information technology, on the other hand, refers to maintaining and troubleshooting those computers and their networks, systems, and databases to ensure they run smoothly.

So while working in a computer science-based job might mean you’ll create software, design websites, or gather information on visitors to a website, a career in IT can mean you’ll make sure computers are functional and secure.

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