I actually got my BS after 7 years in the field. I'd started on it prior to getting a job as a programmer, had to drop out, and wanted to finish it just for the satisfaction of doing so. It hasn't helped me at all.

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same here Mike....i'll stick with my lowly A.A.S in C.I.S requiring a
B.S. is pure BS IMO...but what do i know...

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Heck, I only have a two-year A.A.S. degree. After 7 years of RPG
programming
experience, does a B.S. really mean any more than the other definition of
it
at this point in my career?

On Dec 19, 2007 2:34 PM, SJL <sjl_abc@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> John -
>
> I'd just like to know the answer to one question:
> Why do so many companies specify a bachelor's degree in CompSci as a job
> requirement for a
> programming position?
>
> I have not yet met an AS/400 - iSeries - System i (and that's with a
> little "i", NOT a big
> one..) that has a degree in computer science.
>
> As any good IBM midrange technical professional will attest, a degree in
> Computer Science
> is totally irrelevant to programming on this platform - we're not
creating
> new hardware,
> writing compilers, or _any_ kind of bare metal stuff like is taught in
any
> Computer
> Science curriculum.
>
> Any person with a CompSci degree would be totally bored with the System
i
> - on the other
> hand, a more reasonable expectation would be having a degree in Computer
> Information
> Systems.
>
> Inquiring minds would like to know...
>
> I have my suspicions about this kind of job listing, but I won't
> elaborate...yet.
>

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