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Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

BS in Computer Science


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The Computer Science program in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at UH-Downtown offers students a strong foundation in the fundamental concepts of computer science combined with sound practical training relevant to the common applications of computing in business and industry.

The Bachelor of Science degree provides preparation for all career paths in computer science and information technology, including database systems, scientific computing and simulation, graphics, artificial intelligence, software engineering, security and networking and telecommunications.

By emphasizing broad-based studies including mathematics and science requirements, the student's choice of an approved university minor, and sustained development of writing and speaking proficiency, the degree furnishes students with the problem solving and communication skills that are in high demand in today's job market and graduate schools.

Possessing many areas of expertise, the computer science faculty shares UHD's commitment to quality teaching in a challenging yet personal and supportive learning environment. This commitment helps our majors compete successfully for positions involving the use and support of current computer applications, as well as for positions designing and building the computer applications of tomorrow.

The degree requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours as indicated below. No grade of ā€œDā€ in any course in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences may be applied toward satisfying the requirements of any degree in the department. Any course substitution must be approved by the department chair and dean.


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