Admission to major standing in computer science or information systems is competitive and requires a secondary application. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Overall GPA of 2.5 or above in all Grand Valley State University coursework.
- Completion of each course in the technical core with a grade of C or above (C- is not sufficient).
- GPA of 2.5 or above in the technical core.
Technical core GPA is calculated on no more than one repeat per course. Achievement of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the major. The school will also consider internship availability and the applicant’s suitability for internships before granting admission. Transfer students must complete at least six hours of CIS coursework before applying, but should consult with a CIS advisor before scheduling their first semester.
The technical core includes CIS 162 and 163; MTH 225; STA 215, 312 or 318; COM 201 or WRT 350. Completing the core courses requires programming, analytical reasoning, and communication skills. These skills are important to excel in the computing field.