what is the difference in computer & information sciences and information technology?

not to be confused with a degree in computer science

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  • 7 years ago
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    Computer Science is the "Field of Computation" whereas Information Technology is the "Management of Computers.

    In Computer Science we can learn broadly about algorithms, data structures, computational complexity theory, distributed computation, parallel computation, VLSI, machine learning, computational biology, computational geometry, information theory, cryptography, quantum computation, computational number theory and algebra, program semantics and verification, automata theory, and the study of randomness.

    In Information Technology we can learn broadly about the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware.” IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information.

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