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Computer Information Systems B.S.

An IT Program with a Business Focus

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston-Clear Lake prepares you for many careers that rely heavily on everyday technological needs with a focus on practical applications of technology to support organizations while adding value to their offerings. Moreover, you will learn how to take computer technology and put it to use in commercial environments while being exposed to cutting-edge technology including web development, JAVA, databases, .NET and network and web security.

A Degree Delivering Real-World Expertise

The Computer Information Systems program will prepare you for technical, administrative and management careers in the analysis, design, implementation, maintenance, support, operation and management of computer information systems. The emphasis of the degree is a broad general education and upper-level studies in computer science and other areas related to information systems, such as management, communication, and accounting.

The Program Educational Objectives of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) program strike a balance between theory and practice of computer science and computer information systems. This balance satisfies both regional and national needs. Graduates of the CIS program will be equipped with sound technical knowledge and skills, and an understanding of Information Systems environments. They are provided a broad education to attain productive employment, prepare them for success in further studies, and continue lifelong learning.

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Admission Requirements

Explore what the future holds for you by attending University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Science and Engineering. Find out now what it takes to be admitted.

Degree Requirements

Understanding the classes you need to take for your degree at University of Houston-Clear Lake is crucial to planning out your education. The buttons below will allow you to view the full degree requirements and give you an understanding of your academic experience. If you are currently attending a community college in Texas, click on the "Transfer Guide" button to view what classes can be taken at your local community college, and transferred to UHCL to complete your degree.

Computer Information Systems, B.S.Transfer Guide (PDF)

Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2024
    Priority - May 1
    Summer I Final - May 22
    Summer II Final - June 28
  • Fall 2024
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 12
    Returning UHCL Students - August 14
  • Spring 2025
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 6
    Returning UHCL Students - January 8

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority Deadline - May 1
    Extended Deadline - June 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

Accreditations and Distinctions

The Computer Information Systems B.S. and Computer Science B.S. programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Computer Information Systems B.S. Faculty

Xinying Liu

Xinying Liu

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3886
Office: Delta 145

Xinying Liu Faculty Bio

Ross Niswanger
Ross Niswanger

Ross Niswanger

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3809
Office: D146

Ross Niswanger Faculty Bio

Wei Wei
Wei Wei

Wei Wei

Program Chair of Computer Information Systems and Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3732
Office: Delta 175

Wei Wei Faculty Bio