BABA General Studies Specialization: Computer and Information Sciences

The Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) area of specialization offered through the Department of Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering which provides students with the academic background necessary to understand the application of computers to scientific and engineering problems and to prepare students for computer-related positions. Students with skills in CIS apply for jobs in sales, management and administration of information technology, networking, computer communications and multi-media systems. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students must have a 2.5 UF GPA to pursue this area of specialization. Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements as MAC 2311 & 2312 are required for most courses. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • COP 3502 Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors 1* (4 credits; corequisite: MAC 2311)
  • COP 3503 Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors 2* (4 credits; prerequisite: COP 3502)
  • COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures (3 credits; corequisite: COP 3503)
  • CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Organization (3 credits; prerequisite: COP 3503 & COT 3100)
  • COP 3530 Data Structures & Algorithms (3 credits; prerequisite: COT 3100, COP 3503 & MAC 2312)
  • COP 4600 Operating Systems (3 credits; prerequisite: COP 3530 and CDA 3101)


Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Computer and Information Sciences is available through the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Andrew Appling, Jessica McCarty and/or Martha Pennock Schaub
Email Undergraduate Advisors
405 Computer Science and Engineering Building

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 20 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and C grades in all minor coursework. Students cannot apply for the minor until MAC 2312, COP 3502 and COP 3503 are completed. You can find out more about the Computer and Information Science and Engineering minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.