These are real degree plans that students get at three different departments at my institution. (Click to enlarge.) They may provide a little insight into the mentality of the type of individuals in each kind of department.
Biology gives students a checklist.
Mechanical Engineering gives students a flowchart.
Computer Engineering give their students... whatever the heck this is supposed to be.
Eeeeiiiiiiiii! My eyes! My eyes!
Remember this the next time your computer crashes or does something bizarre: it was built by people who could understand that.