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:)
You can download 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, here.
Institutions of higher learning participating in the Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compacts for Business and Information Systems may be seen by clicking the button below. Signing this compact means that participating institutions will agree: a) to teach courses included in the Compact at the lower level as listed in the Academic Course Guide Manual, updated and published each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and 2) to accept the courses listed for transfer into the bachelor's degree 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 in a Texas university, it is recommended that you contact the CIS department at the institution in which you are interested. For questions regarding the Tuning project or the Compact itself, please contact Mary Smith, Program Coordinator, at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.