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Computer Information Systems Program

Program Overview/Mission

University of Houston-Clear Lake's Computer Information Systems (CIS) Program offers a master's and bachelor's degree to accommodate students in different stages of their career journey. The program builds on a foundation of strong technical knowledge in computer science and emphasizes database systems, Internet development, computer networking, Internet security and software development. It also reinforces a broad understanding of other disciplines related to information systems and balances theoretical computer science knowledge with practical skills in developing and administering information systems.

The CIS instructors cultivate state-of-the-art and emerging technologies and have incorporated many of them, including Java, J2EE, NET, XML, CGI-Perl and Cryptography, into the curriculum. They also oversee a large collection of practical courses covering a wide range of computing fields. The hands-on experience you’ll gain can qualify you for work in various technical and management positions developing, operating, and maintaining computer information systems.

University of Houston-Clear Lake is a close neighbor of the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Clear Lake, which boasts the highest density of astronauts and high-technology professionals in the United States. In fact, Clear Lake came into being in the 1960s to support JSC. Over the years, many high-tech companies have sprung up around the university campus. Some of these high-tech companies sponsor research projects, mentor student projects, and hire our students. Highly qualified professional scientists and engineers from some of these companies serve as adjunct faculty members in our programs.

Goals and Objectives


Program Degrees

Accreditation Information

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

Admission Requirements

  • Computer Information Systems M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA.
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative).
    • GRE Essay of 3.5.
    • Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in a related field and background in Computer Information Systems; Will accept GMAT in lieu of GRE.

    Effective Fall 2018

    • 3.0 GPA.
    • Undergraduate degree in a related field.
    • Two letters of recommendation from current or former faculty/work supervisors.

Program Faculty

Hisham Al-Mubaid
Hisham Al-Mubaid

Hisham Al-Mubaid

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

Contact number: 281-283-3802
Email: hisham@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 168

Faculty Bio

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

Faculty Bio

Gary Boetticher
Gary Boetticher

Gary Boetticher

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

Contact number: 281-283-3805
Email: boetticher@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 164

Faculty Bio

Pradeep Buddharaju
Pradeep Buddharaju | UHCL College of Science and Engineering

Pradeep Buddharaju

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

Contact number: 281-283-3881
Email: Buddharaju@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 173

Office hours:
Tue 5:30-7:30pm, Wed 4:00-6:00pm

Faculty Bio

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

Faculty Bio

Terry Feagin
Terry Feagin

Terry Feagin

Professor of Computer Science ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3880
Email: feagin@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 172

Faculty Bio

Sharon Hall
Sharon Hall

Sharon Perkins Hall

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

Contact number: 281-283-3868
Email: perkins@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 115

Faculty Bio

Alfredo Perez-Davila
Alfredo Perez-Davila

Alfredo Perez-Davila

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

Contact number: 281-283-3863
Email: perezd@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 167

Faculty Bio

Charles Phillips
Charles Phillips

Charles E. Phillips Jr.

Lecturer of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3837
Email: Phillips@UHCL.edu
Office: B3128

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
Email: Wei@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 175

Faculty Bio

Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang

Toneluh (Andrew) A. Yang

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

Contact number: 281-283-3835
Email: yang@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 174

Faculty Bio

Kwok-Bun Yue
Kwok-Bun Yue

Kwok-Bun Yue

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

Contact number: 281-283-3864
Email: yue@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 163

Faculty Bio

Student Data and Outcomes

CIS - Degrees Awarded by Term
SEMESTER YEAR COMPINFOBS CISBSPB Total
Spring 2013 10 0 10
Summer 2013 1 0 1
Fall 2013 8 0 8
Spring 2014 4 0 4
Fall 2014 13 0 13
Spring 2015 3 0 3
Summer 2015 3 0 3
Fall 2015 3 0 3
Spring 2016 8 0 8
Summer 2016 1 0 1
CIS - Enrollment by Term
PS_STRM Term COMPINFOBS CISBSPB Total
1890 Spring 2013 73 1 74
1900 Summer 2013 23 0 23
1910 Fall 2013 78 1 79
1920 Spring 2014 70 2 72
1930 Summer 2014 28 0 28
1940 Fall 2014 74 3 77
1950 Spring 2015 72 4 76
1960 Summer 2015 31 3 34
1970 Fall 2015 83 7 90
1980 Spring 2016 80 6 86
1990 Summer 2016 28 2 30
2000 Fall 2016 94 5 99
2010 Spring 2017 98 4 102