OKAY! So for anyone who is willing to listen... here is my problem: I am a senior at a Niagara University about to graduate from the CIS (Computer Information Sciences) degree program. This is a very SMALL program at NU; in my senior seminar class there are only 4 other students. I am trying to decide what my next move will be upon graduation. The OBVIOUS choice would be to go get my Masters, seeing as I will have a BS... but here's the thing, I really don't think I am prepared for this. What do I mean by this? I mean that my BS in CIS from NU is worth less than the paper that my diploma is soon to be printed on. That is right! About the only thing that I have been prepared to do with this degree is manage MySQL databases.... I jest not. Aside from EXTENSIVE courses in SQL... I have had 3 courses in VB (Visual Basic), and 1 in Introductory PHP course (which was an OPTIONAL elective). I have since done an internship where I programmed exclusively in PHP that-- surprise, surprise!-- had me programming a web interface for managing an SQL database. At no point during the securing of this degree was I required to take a discrete mathematics class, C++ or anything else that I would equate to something that I would like to do in my career ahead. I suspect that the CIS program is converting to an MIS (Management of Information Systems) degree, and I was the unknowing guinea pig. SO, as stated before, I would like to do something with some pretty intense legit programming in my future. With what little exposure I have had to it, I like it very much! But, as you could assume-- I don't feel prepared at ALL to enter into a graduate program with the skill set I have gained at NU. I don't even know that I would be accepted into certain programs! I now face a difficult decision, do I TRY and take on a programming and mathematically intensive degree program, one for which I have not been properly prepared? Or do I go for a second Bachelors degree that will better prepare me for the dream that I hold? More specifically, for option B, I am considering Full Sail in Orlando, for their Game Development program. I love art and games, and considered the Game Art program-- but feel that I would flourish better in the Game Dev department. (I also have friends attending FS that say the devs make better money than the artists. ;D). I have been told the pursuit of a second Bachelors degree would just be pissing money away. Thus far, I have only accumulated 10k in subsidized student loans from my 3 year time at NU (graduating a year early-- woohoo!). What do YOU think? For anyone who actually read through that monster of a story-- some mature advice is welcomed.