Computer Information Systems Major

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.

Students wishing to change their major to Computer Information Systems must have a 2.5 grade point average for all college level work attempted.

All majors and minors in the Department of Information and Logistics 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.

Computer Information Systems Major Requirements

ELET 2300. Introduction to C++ Programming
ITEC 1301. Introduction to Computer Application Technology
CIS 2332. Information Technology Hardware and Systems Software
CIS 2334. Information Systems Applications
CIS 2336. Internet Application Development
CIS 2337. Fundamentals of Information Security
CIS 2348. Information Systems Application Development
CIS 3343. Information Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 3347. Information Systems Infrastructure and Networks
CIS 3355. Integrated Information Systems
CIS 3365. Database Management
CIS 4338. Database Administration and Implementation
CIS 4339. Enterprise Applications Development
CIS 4375. Project Management and Practice

Approved Technical electives: Twelve semester hours

(Major GPA is calculated on the major requirements and approved electives.)

College Requirements and University Core


(6 semester hours which includes university core)

ENGL 1303.First Year Writing I
ENGL 1304.First Year Writing II

Writing in the Disciplines

(3 semester hours which includes university core)

TELS 3363.Technical Communication

US History/American Government

(12 semester hours which includes university core)

HIST 1377. The United States to 1877
HIST 1379. The United States Since 1877
POLS 1336. U.S. and Texas Constitutions and Politics
POLS 1337. U.S. Government: Congress, President, and Courts


(3 semester hours which includes university core)

PHIL 1305. Ethics (recommended)

Visual & Performing Arts

(3 semester hours which includes university core - choose from approve list)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

(3 semester hours which includes university core)

PSYC 1300. Introduction to Psychology


(6 semester hours which includes university core)
Students will be expected to place out of MATH 1310 by either Math Placement Exam, CLEP, or have taken MATH 1310

MATH 1330. Precalculus
MATH 1431. Calculus

Natural Sciences

(6 semester hours which includes university core - choose from approved list)

Technology Requirements

SCLT 2362. Introduction to Logistics Technology
TECH 3365. Applied Discrete Methods in Technology
TMTH 3360. Applied Technical Statistics

CIS Environment

ACCT 2331. Accounting Principles I: Financial
ECON 2301. Global Economic Concepts
TELS 3340. Organizational Leadership and Supervision
TELS 3363. Technical Communications (Satisfies the WID requirement)
TELS 4341. Production and Service Operations
TELS 4342. Quality Improvement Methods

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Major: Computer Information Systems

Catalog Publish Date: August 22, 2012
This Page Last Updated: June 27, 2012