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Degree Plan

Computer Information Systems, B.S.

The Computer Information Systems program provides for the needs of a dynamic and integral part of business and industry--the information systems environment. The Computer Information Systems program consists of 121 hours of undergraduate academic credit. In addition to meeting 42 semester hour university core curriculum requirement, students must meet their major core requirements, CIS Environment, Technology and approved technical electives. Students will obtain a background in business applications, computer concepts, problem solving, decision making, human relations, evaluation, analysis, and communications. Information systems technologists can be found in a broad spectrum of careers in the private and public sectors including the areas of end-user support, system analysis, telecommunications specialist, applications development, technology project management, database administration, training, and consulting.

Beginning in Spring 2020, students majoring in Computer Information Systems (CIS) within the Technology Division will be required to have a suitable laptop which is in good working order with the latest software and antivirus updates for their entire period of undergraduate study.

Classroom instruction, course assignments and research in and out of class will require the use of a personal computer. Some CIS instructors will also require that students bring their personal laptops to every class or lab. The minimum and recommended specifications for CIS students laptops are defined under "Laptop Recommendations" on the Computer Information Systems website.

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.

All majors and minors in the Department of Information Science Technology must earn a grade of C- or better in all major/minor courses. No grade lower than C- will be accepted on any courses applicable to the major transferred to the University of Houston.

Students may only attempt a College of Engineering-Technology Division course up to two times. An “attempt” of a course has occurred when a grade (including W, I and F grades) is awarded.

Students planning to complete the minor in Business Administration must meet College of Business minor requirements. MANA 3335, SCM 3301 (requires MATH 1313), ACCT 2331 & ACCT 2332 may be applied to the degree and the minor in Business Administration.

*Students should review the degree provisions of the catalog in effect at the time of their first completed term of enrollment for the most accurate degree plan, e.g., if a student declares their major in Fall of 2023 they will follow the 2023-2024 degree plan.