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College of Sciences & Technology

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The College of Sciences and Technology (CST) at the University of Houston-Downtown mission is to prepare students for careers in science, technology, mathematics, and computer science. CST 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.

University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street, Room 723-North
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-221-8019
Fax: 713-223-7442

Dean: J. Akif Uzman, Ph.D.
Associate Dean: Ermelinda Delaviña, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean: RaShonda Flint, Ph.D.

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 College of Sciences and Technology that promote 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 tab. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements.

CST Departments

The college comprises three departments: Computer Science & Engineering Technology, Mathematics & Statistics, and Natural Sciences. We encourage you to explore our departments’ page, and current degree options:

Student Advising

The College of Sciences & Technology has an array of majors and programs from which to choose. Academic advisors are available at the CST Student Advising Center to help students with their academic needs. In addition, the Career Development Center is available to help students explore and commit to a major or career choice.

Why College of Sciences & Technology at UHD?

Located in the heart of downtown, students have an opportunity to engage in a transformational academic experience. UHD students enjoy engaging in leading-edge degree programs, student-centered learning, interaction with diverse scholars, and major opportunities for engaging the Houston community.

Top five reasons you should choose UHD for your Bachelor of Science Degree:
countdown 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.
countdown 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.
countdown 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.
countdown Outstanding research opportunities: CST provides a number of research opportunities that allow students to participate in hands-on research and experimental learning.
countdown 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 or reviewed on 3/23/15

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