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College of Sciences & Technology

Highlights
  • New CST Building

    A new era is set to begin for UHD. The University has officially broken ground on the 115,000 sqft building that will expand its teaching and research spaces and further deepen its footprint in Downtown Houston

  • Student Research Conference

    We invite you to participate in the 17th Annual UHD Student Research Conference (SRC). Submit your eApplication, abstract, signed entry form on Dec. 8, 2017 until Feb. 9, 2018.

  • New RN-to-BSN Nursing Degree

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Baccalaureate completion program (RN to BSN) coming to the College of Sciences and Technology in 2018.

  • Congratulations to CST faculty their UHD faculty awards

    CST Faculty Awards

    Congratulations to our award-winning faculty! Dr. Ryan Pepper won the Excellence in Service award. Three of our other faculty members were a finalist in other categories; Eszter Trufan, Michael Tobin, & Adriana Visbal.

  • Data Science

    New B.S. in Data Science

    Become part of the first undergraduate program of its kind in the state of Texas. Contact Dr. Pepper at pepperr@uhd.edu for more information.

  • UHD Robotics Team Competes in NASA Swarmathon

    UHD Robotics Team concluded its participation in the NASA Swarmathon competition on April 20. This annual robotics competition is hosted at the University of New Mexico.

  • CST 2017 Student Academic Awards

    CST faculty acknowledge students who have achieved distinction through outstanding academic performance. We congratulation all our Spring 2017 Academic Awardees!

  • 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.

​Calendar of Events

The College of Sciences and Technology (CST) at the University of Houston-Downtown mission is dedicated to providing a variety of educational experiences to meet the intellectual and technical demands for the ever-changing world. CST offers bachelor’s degrees in broad disciplines in the computer science, engineering technology, natural sciences, mathematics and statistics.

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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.

Scholars Academy

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:

Student Advising

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.

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Last updated 12/11/2017 9:50 AM