Welcome to the Computer Information Systems program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. The College of Science and Engineering hosts the CIS program. We offer a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.
The Bachelor of Science is accredited by the ABET under the Information System curriculum. The CIS program builds on a foundation of strong technical knowledge in computer science. The program emphasizes areas related to computer information systems such as database systems, Internet development, computer networking, Internet security, and software development. It also reinforces a broad understanding of other disciplines related to information systems, such as accounting, management, and communication. The program balances theoretical computer science knowledge with practical skills in developing and administering information systems.
While students take core computing foundation courses such as data structures, they expose themselves to cutting-edge technologies in Information systems development, Internet and web applications, mobile computing, and network and systems administration. The CIS faculty gives students hands-on experiences. They gather the most up-to-date resources to create specialized laboratories. CIS students can use the Windows lab, the Solaris lab, the Systems Administration lab, the computer security lab, and the capstone project labs. CIS alumni blend their solid technical knowledge with practical, hands-on training. Their training qualifies them for work in various technical and management positions developing, operating, and maintaining computer information systems.
For more information about the CIS program, visit the About Us page. Please feel free to browse other CIS web pages to learn more about degree programs, courses, and other helpful information. For questions or comments about the website, please contact the Chair of Computer Information Systems Program Wei Wei.
The plan in Computer Information Systems (CIS) leads to a bachelor of science B.S. degree. This plan prepares students to hold technical, administrative and management positions in the analysis, design, implementation, maintenance, operation and management of computer-based information systems. It is based on 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 mission of the Computer Information Systems program is to prepare students for technical administrative and management careers in the analysis, design, implementation, maintenance, support, operation and management of computer information systems.http://www.abet.org
Graduate studies in Computer Information Systems lead to a master of science M.S. degree. This plan is designed to prepare students for key technical, administration and management positions in the analysis, design, implementation, maintenance, operation and management of industrial and commercial computer information systems.
Goals and Objectives
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 M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 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.