On Campus Undergraduate Admission

Our program offers a bachelor of science in the fields of computer science and information systems security. A concentration in computer science will familiarize students with the various areas of knowledge that make up the field. Students will develop a firm understanding of the fundamental skills and core theories of computer science which power the rapid technological change in the world today. Graduates of the B.S. in Information Systems Security program will have the necessary skill set to enter into security-centric careers in network and computer administration, system analysis, computer support, and the like. Upon completion, a student with a bachelor of science will be prepared for graduate studies in computer science or studies in other fields that are strongly associated with computer science.

Computer Science Program Requirements (36 credit hours)

  • CSC 305 Entrance Assessment, 0 hrs (taken first semester)
  • CSC 405 Exit Assessment, 0 hrs (taken last semester)
  • CSC 376 Computer Organization, 4hrs
  • CSC 385 Data Structures and Algorithms, 4 hrs
  • CSC 387 Foundations of Computer Science, 4 hrs
  • CSC 388 Programming Languages, 4 hours
  • CSC 389 Introduction to Operating Systems, 4 hrs
  • CSC 478 Software Engineering Capstone, 4 hrs
  • CSC Electives, 12 hrs (3 courses)

Information Systems Security Program Requirements (36 credit hours)

  • CSC 305 Entrance Assessment, 0 hrs (taken first semester)
  • CSC 405 Exit Assessment, 0 hrs (taken last semester)
  • CSC 421 Introduction to Networks, 4hrs
  • CSC 430 Foundations of Network Security and Information Assurance, 4 hrs
  • CSC 368 Systems Programming Languages, 4 hours
  • CSC 465 Windows Network Administration, 4 hrs
  • CSC 438 Systems Security and Information Assurance Capstone, 4 hrs
  • CSC Electives, 12 hrs (3 courses)

ECCE Requirements (10 credit hours)

  • UNI 301 Speaker Series 1 hr
  • U.S. Communities (3-4 hrs)
    • CSC 315 Robo Ethics (4 hrs) (Recommended)
  • Global Awareness (3-4 hrs)
    • CSC 442 Internet in American Life (4 hrs) (Recommended)
  • Engagement Experience (3-4 hrs)
    • EXL 30x Applied Study Term / AST (2 hrs) (Recommended)

Other Requirements

  • Must Complete 120 hrs
  • Must Complete 48 hrs of 300-400 Courses
  • Must Complete 30 hrs of 300-400 Courses at UIS

See the current and past course offerings.

Entrance Requirements

Eligibility to the Computer Science Bachelor’s Program (online program requirements may vary, please see Online Undergr. Admission link)

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required
  • 2 semesters of Java Programming Experience
  • 1 semester of each of the following: Calculus, Discrete or Finite Math, and statistics
  • Applicants who do not meet all entrance requirements may take the prerequisites at UIS
    • CSC 225 and CSC 275 will satisfy the 2 semesters of Java
    • MAT 115, CSC 302 and MAT 121 will satisfy the math requirements

Apply for Admission to the CSC Bachelor’s Program

STEP 1: Complete and submit the appropriate undergraduate admission application form

STEP 2: Turn in all required paperwork and documentation to the Office of Admissions.

  • Submit all official transcripts from every college or university attended to the Office of Admissions
  • Pay application fee (cash and wire transfers are not accepted)
  • Addition information for non-international applicants
  • All documents should be submitted to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Illinois Springfield
    One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080
    Springfield IL, 62703-5407

  • For general information, campus tours, financial information, scholarship information, housing information, and application resources please visit: UIS Admissions Web Site.

International Students Must Also Submit:

  • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores

    • TOEFL: 500 PBT, 173 CBT, 61 iBT
    • IELTS: 6.0 academic module
    • Applicants who have earned an associate’s degree or higher in the United States with a GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale are not required to submit international TOEFL scores
  • Submit a Pre-Enrollment Heath Record Form which includes vaccination history

  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form

    • This form must provide verification of finances that reflect availability of a minimum of $30,927 to attend UIS.
  • Deadlines for all submitted paperwork for International Students

    • June 1st for Fall terms
    • November 1st for Spring Terms
    • April 1st for Summer Terms
  • Full information is available here

  • All paperwork must be completed to receive admission and an I20

STEP 3: Admission Decision

  • You can check the status of your application here
  • Applications can not be reviewed unless all transcripts, fees, and documentations have been turned in.
  • Applications are reviewed and processed in the Admissions department to verify minimum admission requirements are met.
  • The Office of Admissions will notify you of the decision.


If you have questions about the Computer Science program or the application process please contact us at csc@uis.edu