IST vs. SRA

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  1. Squilly macrumors 68020

    Squilly

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    A few months back, I created a thread contemplating taking up Information Sciences & Technology as a college major. I go to Penn State, currently a sophomore after a rough year. There's a "sub-major" (not a minor) called Security & Risk Analysis which is certified by the NSA (which seems like most colleges with this major are). I'm leaning towards SRA but the potential for IST seems greater. In reality, if I went the SRA route, I'd want to work for the federal government like FBI cyber division or NSA. I can't help but think that with either major, nothing good will come out of it. IST, all I think is it'll be working at a help desk, although my brother's friend is an IT support engineer that took a similar major. How likely is it to pursue something great from either of these majors? I plan to minor in business administration as a viable backup with the goal of eventually starting something of my own.
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I have an IST degree and I'm not working help desk.
     
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  4. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Are you happy with it?
    I can't, unless I double major. But I want a business minor.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Happy with what? The degree? It's just a piece of paper. Happy with the job I got because of the degree? Yes.
     

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