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  • Explore Your Options. Expand Your Opportunities

    Learn more about "Exploring Your Options" with our degree programs in the University College.

  • The University Honors Program at the University of Houston-Downtown
    University College Honors Students

    ​UC HNRS Program aims to promote intellectual curiosity, support scholastic achievement, and provide an enriched university experience.

  • The UHD Greater Texas Foundation Scholars (GTF) Program
    The UHD Greater Texas Foundation Scholars Program

    ​​Join a prestigious community of scholars who have graduated from Early College High Schools and are continuing their educational journey at UHD.

  • The ASC offers support for students to improve their writing, reading, math, and statistics skills.
    The Academic Support Center

    Summer Hours starting May 14th.

  • "Exploring Your Options"

    Look at what UC degrees can offer you today.

  • The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Applied Administration

    A focus on building effective communication, collaboration and leadership skills.

  • BSIS Student Shows That Age Has No Boundaries

  • ​Students may choose to focus on courses to improve leadership, presentation, and writing skill in Interdisciplinary Studies.
    Broaden your horizons with Interdisciplinary Studies

    ​Students may choose to focus on courses to improve leadership, presentation, and writing skill in Interdisciplinary Studies.

  • University of Houston Downtown's Common Reader Book Selection for 2018: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    Common Reader Book Selection for 2018-2019

    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Chris Birchak, Ph.D., Dean Emeritus of University College
Chris Birchak, Ph.D., Dean Emeritus University College

Welcome to University College located in The University of Houston Downtown. The College houses two baccalaureate degrees: the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies (BS-IS) and the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Applied Administration (BAAS-AA). Among the academic enrichment programs are Supplemental Instruction, Honors Program, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Gator Success Center and the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID). Moreover, University College maintains several initiatives that assist undergraduate students in making the most of their university experience as they transition into higher education and beyond.

Freshman or returning student? Transferring to UHD?
University College is the choice for you!

Reason No. 5

We designed our degree programs to be convenient for you. Both the BAAS in Applied Administration and the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) can be completed entirely through online courses. The BSIS students especially like being able to select from online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses (i.e., online with some classroom attendance required) to create the schedule that works best for them.

Reason No. 4

We strive to make your experience at UHD a good one. We provide activities and programs with proven track records for student engagement and success, such as the Greater Texas Foundation Scholars; Freshman Convocation/Common Reading Program; and the newly Gator Success Center.

Reason No. 3

We're there to help when you need it. We have our Academic Support Center located in N925. We also provide peer tutoring through Supplemental Instruction (SI) for students enrolled in historically difficult courses. These focused study sessions enable students to learn from peers who have been successful in the course, review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for exams.

Reason No. 2

We graduate students with distinction. Our University Honors Program recognizes and supports intellectually gifted and academically talented students with personalized advising and innovative teaching and mentoring programs.

And the No. 1 reason to choose UHD's University College is…

It is the best place to explore your options and expand your opportunities!​

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Last updated 7/11/2018 2:57 AM