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​​​​Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown from University College

​Welcome to University College​ at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)! 

On behalf of University College (UC), congratulations on your admission to UHD. As your college dean, I am thrilled to welcome you to the Gator Family. As the entry point for incoming freshman and home of undeclared majors, UC will help you hone your interests and skills so you can identify a major and career path suited to your personal goals. University College also houses the most popular major at UHD, the BS in Interdis​ciplinary Studies ​as well as one of the fastest growing programs for working professionals, the BAAS in Applied Administration​. Both programs are highly customizable and allow you to attain a well-rounded course of study. No matter what major you choose, your time in UC will prepare you to standout when starting your career. Our curriculum emphasizes innovation, effective and creative communication, collaboration, and leadership skills - all things that potential employers value. 

 At UHD, you will build a distinctive degree by engaging our diverse city; as a UC student, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be eligible for UC specific scholarship opportunities.

  • Receive robust academic support​. Beyond traditional tutoring and exam review, University College directly supports incoming freshman with the Gator Success Center and first-year experiences.

  • Engage and network with others from the Houston community in our many citywide symposiums and conferences.

  • Take advantage of UHD’s central location by interning in Downtown Houston. 

 As you take the necessary next steps to transition to UHD, I encourage you to sign up for New Student Orientation​ early! The program will provide you with an overview of the University and put you on the path to finalize your enrollment steps. All of us here in University College look forward to seeing you on campus in the future! 

Sincerely, ​

Dr. Scott Marzilli Dean,
University College

Last updated 1/18/2022 3:35 AM