Computer Science - Information Systems

Degree Plan

Course Rotation‌

The Computer Information Systems degree, offered in Victoria and Katy, is right for those students who know that they want to work in a business organization in a programming or non-programming, technical or management position including:

  • Systems Analyst
  • MIS Technical Staff/Manager
  • Application Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Programmer/Administrator
  • Software Project Manager/Leader
  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Network/Telecommunications Specialist
  • Help Desk
  • Web developer

These students must have an interest in computers and business, and should want to pursue an interdisciplinary degree combining the two. There is great demand for people who know both computers and business. Want to learn more? Request information on the programs that interest you.

Some of these students are looking for, mathematically speaking, a non-calculus based alternative ladder to a job and career in computing. On the other hand, we also have students in this concentration with calculus and beyond. Some of these students want to pursue graduate studies in Computer Information Systems, MIS, or a related area.

The lower division courses required include:

  • College Algebra and Finite Math
  • Business Calculus
  • Accounting I and II
  • nine hours of programming selected from Pascal, C/C++, COBOL, Java, or Visual Basic with at least 3 hours in C/C++ Programming (preferably 6)

The upper division courses will come mainly from:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Business
  • Mathematics

The department is a member of the Microsoft Academic Alliance and the Oracle Academic Initiative programs. This gives students opportunities to work with the computer industry standards in software development.

The University of Houston-Victoria also offers a BAAS concentration in Computer Information Systems as well as a Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Please contact Arts and Sciences for more information.

STEM ERA Scholarship Application

Improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education in a Rural Area (ERA)

A National Science Foundation grant recently received by the University of Houston-Victoria has a goal of helping students majoring in mathematics and computer science. The grant provides $7,750 scholarships annually to 15 talented, low-income rural students with demonstrated financial need over a five-year period. The term “rural” for the purposes of this grant applies to VISD as well as smaller districts more traditionally considered rural. The project is led by Dr. Yun Wan, associate professor of computer science and chair of the STEM division, Dr. Beverly Tomek, associate professor of history and associate provost of university college and Dr. Joann Olson, associate professor of adult and higher education.

Beginning fall 2018, scholarships will be awarded to students. The following academic year, a new building will become available to the students. UHV anticipates its new 63,000-square-foot STEM building to be finished by August 2019. The building will be located on campus in front of University Center and will include lab space for biology, physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, computer science, microbiology, computer engineering and mathematics. It also will feature classrooms, faculty and staff offices, an immersive 210-degree screen lab, a seminar room and gathering spaces. Thanks to this expansion, UHV will have the ability to add additional programs, such as engineering, in the future.

Students can complete the STEM ERA Scholarship Application online, and for more information about the grant or how to apply for scholarships, email S-STEM@uhv.edu or call Dr. Tomek directly at (361) 570-4145.

Contact Your Advisor

Mr. Sanchez is available at the Victoria campus for advising. Advisors help students with 45 or more hours via face-to-face, phone, or email. Students with fewer than 45 hours will need to contact a Student Success Coach for advisement. Appointments are required.  Please call (361) 570-4201 to schedule an appointment.