I graduated with what was considered a Computer Information Systems B.A. with an emphasis on Web Development, had a two-year Associates in Computer Engineering as an A.S.. What did Web Development entail? Two Java courses, two C++ courses, a SQL class, database diagramming and design, two COBOL courses, and a bunch of redundant coursework that I've never actually used in the real world.
The real work I did was during my senior year when internships were hard to find. I was able to land a job creating a website for an employment agency and use that as a credit toward an independent study course. What did I learn out of that? The .NET framework and C#/VB.net along with a few other server side technologies.
The point... degrees aren't everything. Sure, they do show a commitment to your education, and they do certainly set a precedence for some sort of work ethic that an employer can use to gauge how you MAY or MAY NOT do in a real world job.
If you can actually prove to an employer that you have the skills, and you, yourself, are confident in the skills that you currently have to do a good job, you should have no problems finding work... regardless of the degree.
Just for those curious, the
information tech degree is typically
geared more to real-world problems
then the computer science and the
quality of it will vary widely. Some
inf tech programs are as in-depth as
an ABET C.S degree, the information
tech from Drexel looks extremely
strong. The Management Information
Systems is generally provided via the
business school and is more of a
traditional business degree.
Honestly, I'm not sure there is a huge difference here. If the information tech degree is more geared to real world applications than the C.S. degree, it probably isn't by much. My entire collegiate programming load was based on real world examples from e-Commerce sites to eBay clones, and I was basically in a degree that was within Information Technology, but on the Web Development path. It was the best of both worlds.
I'd get more details on some of the specifics of these degrees. Management Information Systems degree could be more of a project planning type of degree versus actually developing the guts of a system. If that's what you'd want to do, okay, but if not... specifics would be nice to get laid out so you don't enter something that you find out later isn't something you want.