University of Houston-Clear Lake's Computing Sciences Department provides students
the skills necessary to meet the changing demands of the technology industry. Preparation
for productive careers in computing starts with an excellent and diverse environment
for learning, research, and the practice of theories, applications, and software development.
Undergraduate and graduate degree options are available in computer information systems,
computer science, and information technology.
The department's objective is to guide students in understanding their sense of responsibility
and the impacts of their work and behavior. To accomplish this, the degree programs
are designed to engage students in the areas of professional practice, professional
growth, and professional conduct. These essential foundation requirements ensure students
have the technical and professional attributes for success. It is the goal that students
will join UH-Clear Lake and the Computing Sciences Department in supporting research,
development, and the creation of new technologies.
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) in CIS. Students
are exposed to hands-on training and gain exposure to the fundamental knowledge of
database systems, Internet development, computer networking, Internet security, and
The BS in Computer Information Systems degree provides students the necessary skills for technical, administration, and management
positions. The degree is based on a general education and upper-level studies in computer
science and other areas related to information systems, such as management, communication,
The MS in Computer Information Systems degree is designed to prepare students for key technical, administration and management
positions in the analysis, design, implementation, maintenance, operation, and management
of industrial and commercial computer information systems.
The Computer Science curriculum at UHCL balances a solid foundation in computer science with practical
industrial technologies. Degree options include a Bachelor of Science or a Master
of Science in Computer Science. The program prepares students for computing careers
while providing the necessary foundation for life-long learning in the evolving field
of professional computing.
Students in the BS in Computer Science program will take groundwork courses such as data structure, software engineering,
operating systems, database systems design, discrete mathematics, and computer architecture.
Elective courses incorporate leading-edge technologies such as Java, J2EE, Web technologies,
E-Commerce, C#, .NET, UML, and design patterns.
The MS in Computer Science program requires core traditional courses including DBMS, Advanced Operating Systems,
Research Methods, Algorithms, and Programming Languages. Practical courses are also
available that incorporate leading-edge technologies as electives, such as network
programming, Web database development, data mining, and XML application development.
The Information Technology program emphasizes both theory and hands-on application. A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Information Technology prepares students in a variety of careers such as systems administrator, network
administrator, computer specialist, database manager, computer technician, computer
security manager, and computer systems manager for commercial, industrial, educational,
and government institutions. Graduates will be ready to design, implement and maintain
the information technology infrastructure used in business management.
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