Computer Information Systems




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Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Information Systems Program Criteria.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program blends theory and practice to prepare its graduates for careers in fields such as software systems development, e-commerce, and network administration. The program focuses on the application of information technology to facilitate the management and operation of organizations. In addition to general education courses required of all undergraduates, the CIS major concentrates on computing and network technology and the organization context in which these technologies are employed to solve business problems.

View the fundamental objectives and expected learning outcomes for the CIS program.

The CIS Program is moving to Sugar Land, you can find the timeline here.


Admission Information

Applicants must fulfill the general admission requirements of the University of Houston for either freshmen or transfer students. International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550. Applicants may now apply online via the Texas common Application, which can be found at Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to ensure that the initial enrollment and registration process proceeds smoothly. Advising is conducted through the Information and Logistics Technology Department Office (Room 312 - T2). Currently, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on any prior college level courses is required for admission to the Computer Information Systems program. This standard will be enforced for all students wanting to declare CIS as their major for admission prior to beginning the Fall 2020 semester..

However, starting on September 1st, 2020, any students wishing to change their major to Computer Information Systems must have at least an overall 2.75* or higher cumulative grade point average on all attempted courses, including any attempted transfer courses at other institutions. In addition, applicants who have attempted coursework at the University of Houston must have at least a 2.50* or higher cumulative grade point average at the University of Houston starting Spring 2021.


Grade Point Average Requirement

A grade point average of 2.0 or better is required for graduation. Computer Information Systems majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all core major courses.


Transfer Requirement

All courses applicable to the major that are completed at another college and transferred to the University of Houston must have been completed with a grade of "C" or better.


Other Information

CIS Course Prerequisite Map