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University of Houston-Downtown Course Catalog



Dear student,

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown! You are in the company of a unique and vibrant group of students who call UHD their educational home. We are truly pleased that you are enrolled at this institution.

UHD is the second largest university in the city of Houston, and we want you to experience all that we have to offer. You’ll find that we are a university committed to serving the diverse population of this city. Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, a first-time-in-college freshman or a transfer student, a graduate student or an undergraduate, we have the tools and resources to support you in reaching your educational goals.

At UHD, we are committed to offering academic programs of the highest quality, as well as a supportive and nurturing environment that will enable you to succeed academically and gain life-long learning skills – and we have the record to prove it. We are ranked 33rd in the nation for graduating Hispanic students, and 37th nationally in graduating African-American students with bachelor’s degrees. We were recognized nationally for our many outreach and community engagement efforts by being named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service every year since 2007.  This past year, we received this honor “with Distinction,” making UHD one of only two universities in the State of Texas to receive this honor, and the only public university to have received it.

Our mission to provide access and opportunity started nearly four decades ago, and today we continue to embrace that mission. Take advantage of all of the resources we have available for you, and enjoy the benefits of being at an institution that educates people not only for careers, but for life.

Best wishes in all your endeavors at UHD.



William V. Flores, President UHD




The provisions of this Catalog are not an irrevocable contract between the student and the University of Houston–Downtown. The University of Houston–Downtown reserves the right to change any provision or requirement of this Catalog at any time, including but not limited to degree requirements, course offerings, fees and listings in the calendar as necessitated by university or legislative action.

All universities establish academic requirements for granting degrees. Advisors, program coordinators and other
university officials are available to assist students in planning how to satisfy these requirements, but students
themselves are responsible for fulfilling them.

Students should also be aware of the university’s guidelines for conduct and disciplinary procedures. Information on students’ rights and responsibilities including specific rules on academic honesty and prohibited conduct is available in the Student Handbook.

In accordance with the amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965, known as the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, information regarding graduation rates may be found in Student Services and Enrollment
Management (Room 380-South, 713-221-8100), and information on crime statistics may be found in the University Police Office (Suite 118-North, 713-221-8065).

The university seeks to provide equal educational opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with Title IX regulations and all other federal and state regulations.
The information contained in this Catalog is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change without notice.


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