The College of Sciences & Technology Experience
At the heart of the 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.
Preparing Future Professionals
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.
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 other University of Houston-Downtown scholarship programs, please click on the Scholarships link.
College of Sciences & Technology Departments
The college comprises three departments: Computer Science & Engineering Technology, Mathematics & Statistics, and Natural Sciences. We encourage you to explore our department web pages and current degree options:
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.
Top five reasons you should choose UHD for your bachelor's degree from the College of Sciences & Technology:
Reason No. 5
Large variety of degree plans: There are more than 25 innovative undergraduate programs within the college designed to maximize your educational experience and professional goals.
Reason No. 4
Small class sizes and modern technology: Small class sizes in critical gateway courses, including lab courses and seminars are hallmark features of the college curriculum. Through the integration of modern educational technology, CST provides a rich student-centered learning experience.
Reason No. 3
Engaged students: Our students engage their curriculum, prospective professions and community through participation in tutoring and peer-led learning activities, a variety of student clubs, student government, and community service.
Reason No. 2
Outstanding research opportunities: CST provides a number of research opportunities that allow students to participate in hands-on research and experimental learning.
Reason No. 1
CST provides a small liberal arts college experience at public university prices through rich opportunities to interact with professors in and out of the classroom.