At the heart of the College of Sciences and Technology (CST) experience are major opportunities for students to engage in undergraduate research, working with UHD professors as well as researchers at neighboring research institutions. Similar high-impact experiences are available to students in every program in the college in a variety of contexts ranging from capstone experiences, senior projects, and field experiences.
Additionally, students have opportunities for hands-on teaching experience through the UHD Noyce Mathematics and Science Teacher Scholarship Programs, participation in international summer research, and the Scholars Academy.
CST continuously works with government and industry through cooperative research programs and grants, which enhance the educational environment and experiences of our majors. Students learn by working in diverse teams on faculty-led projects, gaining hands-on experience, and advancing their skills and qualifications. Further, our partnership with industry provides opportunities to use their knowledge in professional settings.
Master of Data Analytics
The University of Houston-Downtown offers an evening and weekend Master of Science in Data Analytics. This is an application-based master's program that will allow motivated, ambitious students to learn the statistical and computation tools to assemble, structure, and analyze large data sets; learn to manage large projects involving big data; and effectively communicate findings, visually, orally, and in writing.
The UHD Scholars Academy is an academically competitive program in the CST that promotes student success for undergraduates majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). To learn about the College of Sciences and Technology scholarship programs, please click on the Scholarships link.
Academic advisors are available at the CST Student Advising Center in room N724, to help students with their degree plan. In addition, the Career Development Center is available to help students explore and commit to a major or career choice.
Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability
The vision of the CUAS is that Houston citizens will apply their knowledge and resources to create sustainable neighborhoods throughout the city.
Nursing Completion Program (RN to BSN)
The RN to BSN Degree at UHD offers students a strong educational foundation in nursing, while also providing them with the leadership and critical thinking skills necessary for a challenging career in any healthcare setting, or in the pursuit of a graduate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in undergraduate research as part of their educational experience. Applicants must provide evidence of a valid, unencumbered Texas Registered Nurse or a multi-state compact license.
The University of Houston-Downtown
is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees and certificate programs. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Houston-Downtown.