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Making the Information Age a Reality

The Department of Information Science Technology (IST) prepares students for careers in business, industry, and government with programs closely linked to workforce quality and productivity for the region, the state, and the nation. Graduates become leaders who bring high levels of technology expertise to the workplace and are prepared to guide technological change within the organization.

Graduates of the Information Science Technology programs can expect to successfully:

  • Apply critical thinking skills related to the discovery, application, and integration of appropriate basic principles.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques at a level required for professional practice.
  • Demonstrate effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills for application in the global workplace.
  • Improve the profession, maintain professional ethics throughout their lifetimes.


With our advanced facilities, award winning faculty and industry connections, the Information Science Technology department offers students unique opportunities to achieve their highest potential and graduate with confidence in their skills.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program addresses the demands of a dynamic and integral part of business and industry — the Information Systems environment. The program challenges students to extend their reach into small to medium-size organizations and develop real-world application solutions. Graduates of the CIS program emerge prepared for a variety of careers including software systems development, e-commerce, and network administration.

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media

The UH Digital Media program prepares technologically perceptive leaders for this multi-faceted and ever-changing profession. Students gain competencies in various graphic-related technologies as well as a broad background in leadership and supervision in one of the largest industries in the United States. As a graduates of the program, you will discover a broad range of options for a career in digital and video production, publishing, content marketing, social media and social networking, E-commerce, web design, and other rapidly growing areas in our evolving digital world.

Bachelor of Science in Technology Leadership and Innovation Management

TTLIM is the business discipline for developing and managing organizations and teams to solve problems and achieve results. The TLIM degree focuses on building the foundational leadership skills in technology subject matter expertise, communication, goal management, asset alignment, team organization and project supervision.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

The Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity is a hands-on program designed to prepare individuals for leadership roles in technology-based and information-based workplaces. Ideal for working professionals, this two-year program connects theory and experiential learning to equip technology professionals with the skills to assess the security needs of information systems and then to lead and manage the implementation and maintenance of the recommended security solutions. The program is recognized by the National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education program. Coupled with the Center for Information Security Research and Education, this program offers opportunities to participate in innovative applied research. It is also recognized by the Project Management Institute, the program includes key management skills within the project management framework.

IST Minors

Students wishing to obtain a minor may choose any approved minor program within the Technology Division at the Cullen College of Engineering. Minimum requirements range from 15 to 18 semester hours of course work, of which 9 must be advanced; 9 semester hours in residence at UH of which 6 must be advanced; and a 2.0 minimum grade point average in all courses in the minor at the University of Houston. For official requirements, see the University of Houston Catalog.

  • Applied Innovation
  • Graphic Communications Technology
  • Motion Media
  • Package Design
  • Technology Leadership and Innovation Management

See an Advisor

See an Advisor

Students are encouraged to visit with their advisor regularly to update their degree plan and to stay informed about the resources offered by the Technology Division at the Cullen College of Engineering.



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Advising Forms

Advising Forms

Forms necessary for your academic planning including change of major, and general petition form.

Contact Us

Contact Us

College of Technology Building
4730 MLK Blvd. #312
Houston, TX 77204-4020
Phone: 713-743-2994
Fax: 713-743-4032

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Future Information Technology Professionals (FITP)

FITP is the premier CIS student organization. They provide members with the opportunities and resources necessary to advance their IT careers and promote the recognition of the Information Technology profession. Based on the core values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Service, members receive access to exclusive information sessions with recruiters from various Fortune 500 companies and the opportunity to expand their network and enhance their skills working alongside fellow IT professionals.

Graphic Communications Education Association

GCEAUH is devoted to helping its members advance their professional and technical skills in graphic communication while providing networking opportunities with industry professionals. GCEAUH hosts a variety of events throughout the semester such as photography meet-ups, Adobe workshops, and social events. Additionally, GCEAUH works closely with the Technology Division at the Cullen College of Engineering's Digital Media faculty to provide its student members with the best possible opportunities and tools to succeed in their field.

Women in Cyber Security (WiCS UH)

Women in Cyber Security at University of Houston is a student organization that aims to overcome the gender gap in the cyber security industry by encouraging and supporting women from different academic backgrounds to come together and learn about cyber security.

Technology & Innovation Leaders of Tomorrow (TILT)

The purpose of TILT is to help promote TLIM students’ academic success and professional development. Organize career events with TLIM Faculty and guest speakers. Engage with industry leaders and companies, and obtain x-scholarships, internships, jobs, and career mentorship sessions. Promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity for all Students, regardless of race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, creed, or other demographics or personal characteristics. Additional purposes shall include but are not limited to Increasing awareness of Technology Leadership and Innovation Management industry trends, world news, and events. Participate in academic competitions and volunteer in Conferences and other events contributing to students' professional grooming for success.