Computer Information Systems and Sciences has been defined as follows:
A Computer Information Systems and Sciences (CIS) degree program is a broad-based study of computer and information sciences with a focus on the development and application of systems and technology to support organizations. The program is designed such that students gain competence in both information technology and business practices and processes preparing them for careers in areas such as application and web development, database and information management, systems integration, and support. The curriculum teaches students to analyze, design, and implement solutions to information technology problems by focusing on the fundamentals of system analysis and design as well as problem-solving strategies. Courses of study typically include programming, web and mobile development, database systems, IT infrastructure, systems analysis and design, and enterprise architecture; additionally, depending on the institution and department offering the degree, it may include project management as well as core business courses.
Upon graduation with a degree in Computer Information Systems and Sciences, opportunities for employment will fall within the following fields (click on the image to open a larger view:)
In preparing for a career in Computer Information Systems and Sciences, a student will focus studies in the following areas (in addition to core subject areas) at the college and university levels (click on the image to open a larger view:)
COURSEWORK FOR TRANSFER:
The following diagram illustrates a recommended two-year transfer plan leading to a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems and Sciences (click on the image to open a larger view:)
To ensure that you are ready for courses as shown, please take note of the prerequisite flowchart shown below (click on the image to open a larger view:)
VOLUNTARY STATEWIDE TRANSFER COMPACT AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact for Computer Information Systems and Sciences; institutions participating in the Compact; and the entire Computer Information Systems and Sciences Tuning Packet, which outlines critical skill areas needed by students and graduates of Computer Information Systems and Sciences programs, can be viewed and downloaded here.
Institutions participating in the Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact means that these institutions have agreed to: a) teach courses at the lower-division level as listed in the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual, which is updated and published each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and 2) accept the courses listed for transfer into the Computer Information Systems and Sciences program at the university level as specified in the Compact.
For further or more specific information regarding transfer to a Computer Information Systems and Sciences program at a Texas university, it is recommended that you contact the engineering department at the institution of interest.