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Learn more about our B.S. in Computer Information Systems

Boost your career options with an online Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree from UHV. This online CIS program will successfully prepare you for in-demand tech positions and give you a distinct advantage. You will gain hands-on experience in hardening systems, data warehousing, information systems, auditing and other in-demand industry skills. Another advantage of UHV: our faculty have vast experience working within the tech industry and have worked with top cyber security and data science companies.

As a graduate, you will find careers in a variety of industries including professional, scientific, and technical services, finances and insurance, information, retail, education, oil and gas, and healthcare. According to Burning Glass Technologies, $108,000 is the average salary for a database architect with a bachelor’s degree.

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$299 Per Credit Hour
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120 Credit Hours
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as few as 18 months Program Duration
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$299 Per Credit Hour
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In this B.S. in Computer Information Systems online program, you will gain expertise in:

  • Business process
  • Systems analysis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Business analysis
  • Planning

This B.S. in Computer Information Systems online program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Database Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst

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Tuition

Tuition is affordable at UHV

The B.S. in Computer Information Systems online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition with all fees included.

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$299 Per Credit Hour
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$897 Per 3-Credit-Hour Course

Known for quality, UHV graduates continue to be sought after by leading organizations regionally and worldwide.

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Fees

A $25 application fee is required; applications will not be processed without it.

Applicants are admitted to the University only for the semester for which they apply. Students who do not enroll in the semester for which they have been admitted and want to be considered for a different semester must reapply and pay the application processing fee again.

Applicants will be considered for admission under the policies in effect at that time. Admission is not automatic. If a student has attended another collegiate institution prior to updating the application, the student must provide an official transcript of all work attempted.

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UHV online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

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10/18/2021 10/08/2021 10/11/2021 10/12/2021 10/12/2021
01/18/2022 01/05/2022 01/07/2022 01/10/2022 01/11/2022
03/21/2022 03/09/2022 03/11/2022 03/13/2022 03/15/2022

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Requirements for the B.S. in Computer Information Systems

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Students interested in the B.S. in Computer Information Systems online program must meet the requirements below.

  • Submit undergraduate application and $25 application fee
  • Cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Freshmen: SAT score of 940 or higher or ACT score of 18 or higher
  • Transfer students (12 or more credit hours from other institutions): official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Students may transfer up to 90 credit hours.

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Courses

Curriculum for B.S. in Computer Information Systems

Students must complete a total of 120 semester credit hours to earn the B.S. in Computer Information Systems online. Courses include University Core Curriculum (43 credit hours), B.S. Program Requirements (8 credit hours), General Requirements – Lower Division (14 credit hours), General Requirements – Upper Division (15 credit hours), and CIS Major Requirements (36 credit hours) and Electives.

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This course is waived for transfer students with 30 credit hours or who have taken a similar course from another accredited institution.

UNIV 1300: First Year Seminar

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide an academic context for: (1) the understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of a college education; (2) study and life skills necessary for academic success; and, (3) opportunities for connection with peers, faculty and the institution. This course is required for freshmen students in all majors and any student entering the university with less than 30 SCH.

General education courses are required based on admission standing and transfer credits.

English – 6 credit hours

ENGL 1301: English Composition I

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Composition course providing instruction in the writing and analysis of expository prose; emphasis on rhetorical principles and basic organizational modes.

ENGL 1302: English Composition II

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Continued Development of writing skills acquired in English 1301 and development of critical thinking skills in argumentation, analysis and interpretation of various types of literature.

Political Science – 6 credit hours

PSCI 2305: US Government

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to United States national government and politics; including constitutional basis, processes, institutions and policies of U.S. Government and politics.

PSCI 2306: Texas Government

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to Texas state and local government including constitutional basis, processes, institutions and policies of Texas government and politics.

History – 6 credit hours

HIST 1301: U.S. History I

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Survey course of US history from 1492 to 1865 including social, political, intellectual, economic and military history will be explored.

HIST 1302: U.S. History II

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Survey course of US history from 1865 to present, including social political, intellectual, economic and military history will be explored.

Math – 3 credit hours

MATH 1314: College Algebra

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course will cover quadratics, polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential functions, system of equations, progression, sequences and series, matrices and determinants.

Life & Physical Sciences – 7 credit hours

BIOL 1308: Biology I

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to cell physiology, molecular biology and genetics. Three hours lecture each week. This class is designed for non-science majors.

BIOL 1106: Biology I Lab

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Laboratory designed to give hands-on experience and to reinforce basic principles of cell physiology, molecular biology and genetics. Three lab hours each week.

BIOL 1322: Human Nutrition

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to nutrition for students of science and non-science majors. Topics include fundamentals of nutrition, metabolism, digestion, absorption, nutrient storage and drug/nutrient interactions.

Humanities – 3 credit hours

HUMA 1301: Introduction to Humanities

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This stand alone course is an interdisciplinary survey of cultures focusing on the philosophical and aesthetic factors in human values with an emphasis on the historical development of the individual and society and the drive to create. This course will offer selected, interrelated topics in philosophy, literature, religion, and the arts and sciences from ancient times to about the year 1700.

Creative Arts – 3 credit hours

COMM 1335: Introduction to Radio & TV

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Survey course focusing on historical, technical, and governmental aspects of the broadcast industry. Topics such as programming, sales, rating, and public broadcasting will be introduced.

Social/Behavioral Science – 3 credit hours

PSYC 2301: Introduction to Psychology

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Survey of Introductory topics such as learning, memory, sensation and perception, personality, life-span development, psychological basis of behavior, stress and health, psychological disorders, social psychology and research methods.

Speech and Computer Literacy – 6 credit hours

COSC 1301: Technology & Problem Solving

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to technology, algorithmic problem solving and their applications for students in sciences, humanities, social sciences and business.

SPCH 1315: Introduction to Public Speaking

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction of the basic principles and techniques in research, composition, organization and delivery of speeches for various purposes appropriate for purpose, occasion and audience.

Students earning their Bachelor of Science must take the following courses.

ENGL 3430: Professional Writing

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Study of Professional writing, including correspondence, proposals, research reports, resumes and job letters. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302

BIOL 1309: Biology II

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasis on organismal diversity, ecology, behavior and evolution. Three hours lecture each week. This class is designed for non-science majors.

BIOL 1107: Biology II Lab

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Laboratory designed to give hands-on experience and to reinforce basic principles of diversity, ecology, and evolution. Three lab hours each week.

The following courses are required .

COSC 1336: Programming Fundamentals I

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Fundamental concepts of programming using C++. This is part 1 of 2 of two courses. Students will learn several topics including but not limited to, an introduction to computers and programming in C++, expressions, making decisions, loops and files, functions, arrays and vectors, basic searching and sort array algorithms and basic recursion. Course to be taken with COSC 1136 at the same time.

COSC 1136: Programming Fundamentals I Lab

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Laboratory designed to give hands-on experience. Three lab hours each week.

COSC 1337: Programming Fundamentals II

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Fundamental concepts of programming using C++. This is part 2 of 2 of two courses. Students will learn several topics including but not limited to, pointers, classes, enums, structures, operator overloading, and exceptions. Course to be taken with COSC 1137 lab at the same time.

COSC 1137: Programming Fundamentals II Lab

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Laboratory designed to give hands-on experience. Three lab hours each week.

MATH 1324: Finite Math

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course will provide essentials of finite mathematics, including topics such as set theory, matric algebra, solving systems of equations using matric methods; counting method; probability theory; game theory.

MATH 1325: Business Calculus

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course will provide essentials of business calculus, including study of functions and graphs from a calculus viewpoint as applied to problems in business.

The following courses are required.

COSC 3317: Object Oriented Programming & Design

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of concepts of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) technology including but not limited to abstract data types, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism

COSC 3331: Data Structures and Algorithms I

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of basic data structures and algorithm concepts and their application to computing problems including stack and queue, linked list, sorting, recursion and analysis of algorithms. Implementation of theoretical concepts for data structures and software design using preferred programming language.

COSC 3333: Data Structures and Algorithms II

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of advanced data structures and algorithms and their application to computing problems including trees, red-black trees, hash table, heap, graph theory, searching algorithms, greedy algorithm, dynamic programming, divide-and-conquer, NP-completeness. Implementation of theoretical concepts for data structures and software design using preferred programming language.

COSC 4339: Telecommunication and Networks

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Topics include communications concepts and functions; communications in organizations; communication media, equipment, and software; networking concepts and functions; network media and equipment; networking architecture; communications and networking designs; performance monitoring and pricing; and applications in industry and business.

MATH 3362: Discrete Structures

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Mappings, relations, recurrence, logic, Boolean algebras, graphs, induction, proofs, languages, state machines, history of artificial intelligence, Turing test, and applications of these areas.

The following courses are required.

COSC 3315: Application Design Using GUI and Database

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to event driven programming using graphical user interfaces. Topics include but not limited to the following: The use of GUIs in processing data, making decisions, file dialogs and loops, methods, arrays and lists, multi windows GUIs, using GUIs with databases.

COSC 3325: Information Systems in Organizations

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the functions of information systems in organization and their relationships to organizational objectives and structure. Studies of decision theory, quantitative procedures, system design and types of applications that are part of an information system.

COSC 4321: IT Project Management

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Acquire and apply knowledge and skills necessary to lead, manage, and be a member of successful IT project teams such as software or game development projects. Planning, estimating, scheduling, risk management, tracking, staffing, organization, quality management, and configuration management.

COSC 4320: Software Engineering

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Topics include introduction to software engineering, development processes, requirements development, object oriented analysis and design using UML, architectural design, testing, and project management.

COSC 4336: Database Systems

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the concepts of database design, data description and manipulation languages, data models, entity-relationship model, normalization theory, data flow diagrams, and implementation of database systems.

COSC 4337: Operating Systems

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Operating system analysis and design process scheduling; deadlocks; concurrency, memory management, file systems, disk scheduling, UNIX; other case studies.

COSC 4350: Information Security, Privacy and Ethics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Social context of computing, professional and ethical responsibilities, intellectual property, privacy, threats and vulnerabilities of information systems, protective measures, encryption algorithms, risk analysis, acceptable use policy.

MGMT 3303: Principles of Management

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

General systems theory; evolution of management theory; interpersonal behavior in business organizations to include motivation, leadership, value attitudes, and organizational development.

MKTG 3303: Principles of Marketing

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Marketing orientation and concepts applied to marketing strategies and to planning, pricing, product development and management, promotion, and channels of distribution. Emphasis is on ethics in marketing practice and on global marketing.

MATH 3391: Probability and Statistics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Applied statistics with probability.

Students can choose courses from the list below as long as they are not required for their concentration.

COSC 4345: Basic Data Visualization

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is to introduce students to data visualization including both the principles and techniques. Students will learn the value of visualization, specific techniques in information visualization and scientific visualization, and how understand how to best leverage visualization methods.

COSC 4342: Digital Forensics

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course students will learn how to gather and analyze digital evidence and use critical thinking skills to solve computer-based crimes.

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