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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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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Summer 2020

    Priority - February 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - June 8
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 13

  • Fall 2020

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring 2021

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2020
    Priority - January 1
    Final - January 21
  • Summer 2020
    Priority – May 25
    Final (Summer Session I) – June 8
    Final (Summer Session II) – July 13
  • Fall 2020
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 21
  • Spring 2021
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 19

Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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

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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

Said Bettayeb
Said Bettayeb

Said Bettayeb

Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281.283.3717
Email: Bettayeb@uhcl.edu
Office: B3611.14

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Sadegh Davari
Sadegh Davari

Sadegh Davari

Department Chair of Computing and Mathematics and Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3865
Email: davari@uhcl.edu
Office: D153

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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
Email: Wei@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 175

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