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Degrees & Majors


​​UHD offers a wide variety of high-quality academic degrees that prepare students for immediate entry into the workplace, or for continued post-graduate studies and research. In addition to excellent bachelor's degree programs, UHD offers master's programs in eight disciplines: the Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Science in Criminal Justice, the Master of Science in Technical Communication, the Master of Security Management, the Master of Arts in Teaching, the Master of Arts in Rhetoric & Composition, the Master of Science in Data Analytics, and the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management.




BA in Communication Studies degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
BA in English degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
BA in Fine Arts degree at UHD
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BA in History degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
BA in Humanities degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
BA in Philosophy degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
BA in Social Sciences degree at UHD
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BA in Spanish degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
BS in ​Health and Behavioral Science degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
BS in ​Political Science degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
BS in ​Technical Communication degree at UHD
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BS in ​Psychology degree at UHD
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BS in ​Social Sciences​ degree at UHD
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BS in ​Sociology degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
MA in ​Nonprofit Management degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
MA in ​​Rhetoric and Composition degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
MS in ​Technical Communication degree at UHD
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
Prepare to meet the needs of today's most in-demand workplaces with UHD's Teacher Education degree. It was designed to help aspiring educators meet the needs of the 21st century workplace and the challenges of urban education, while specifically serving individual career goals. You can choose from three certification programs, including early education, upper elementary to middle school, and early education bilingual.


CIP Code: 30.9999.01
Included Courses:


  • Math Methods
  • Teaching Reading
  • Bilingual Language Arts
  • Science Methods
  • Literature Curriculum
  • Field Experience
Career Options:


Depending on the certification, enjoy a career as:

➣ Early Childhood Traditional Teacher
➣ Early Childhood Bilingual Teacher
➣ Middle School Traditional Teacher
➣ Middle School Bilingual Teacher
BSW in ​​​Social Work​ degree at UHD
College of Public Service
Master of Science

✐ Online or On Campus
Become a future leader in the criminal justice system with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston—Downtown. Develop the leadership and critical thinking skills you need as a criminal justice professional, while also sharpening your knowledge in criminological theory, program evaluation, and criminal justice administration.


CIP Code: 4​3.0104.00
Included Courses:


  • Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Quantitative Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • Advanced Criminology
  • Administration in Criminal Justice
  • Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
Career Options:


Start or advance your career in:

➣ Computer Forensic
➣ Community Relations
➣ Intelligence and Investigative Services
➣ Market Research
➣ Medical Science

​BA in Mathematics​ degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology
​BS in Applied Statistics degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology
​BS in ​​​Biology degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology
​BS in ​​​​​Biotechnology degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology
​BS in ​​​​​​Chemistry degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology
​BS in ​​Computer Science degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology
​BS in ​​Data Science degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology
​BS in ​​​​​​Mathematics degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology
​BSET in Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology
​BAAS in Safety Management​ degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology
​MS Data Analytics degree at UHD
College of Sciences & Technology

BBA in Accounting degree at UHD
Marilyn Davies College of Business
BBA in Finance degree at UHD
Marilyn Davies College of Business
BBA in General Business degree at UHD
General Business (B.B.A.)

Marilyn Davies College of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
When you earn your B.B.A. in General Business, you'll be prepared for an immediate transition into the thriving business community. Our General Business major lays a solid foundation of general education while layering on fundamental theories and basic business procedures. Plus, UHD's convenient evening classes make it easy to earn a degree while maintain your current work/life schedule.


CIP Code: 52.0101.00
Included Courses:


  • Principles of Mgt. & Organization Behavior
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Communications
  • Business Finance
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
Career Options:


Graduates can excel in fields such as:

➣ Entrepreneurship
➣ Business Management
➣ Land Management
➣ Marketing
➣ Business Law

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
BBA in Insurance & Risk Management degree at UHD
Marilyn Davies College of Business
BBA in International Business degree at UHD
Marilyn Davies College of Business
BBA in Management degree at UHD
Management (B.B.A.)

Marilyn Davies College of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
Gain the team building and critical thinking skills you'll need to become a successful, real-world manager with UHD's B.B.A. in Management. UHD offers flexible programs and diverse course options so you can get the degree you want on the terms you need.


CIP Code: 52.0201.00

Included Courses:


  • Small Business Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Negotiating Skills and Techniques
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Ethics
Career Options:


After graduation, you'll be prepared for a career in:

➣ Human Resource Management
➣ Project Management
➣ Manufacturing
➣ Retail Management

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
BBA in Management Information Systems degree at UHD
Management Information Systems (B.B.A.)

Marilyn Davies College of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
The Bachelor of Business in Management Information Systems (MIS) is a fast-paced program where you choose from a variety of electives to tailor the program to your personal goals. In addition, UHD offers flexible and varied class times to meet the needs of busy professionals.


CIP Code: 52.1201.00

Included Courses:


  • System Analysis and Design
  • Data and Information Management Systems
  • Enterprise System using SAP
  • Information Security Management
  • Business Ethics
Career Options:


Excel in careers such as:

➣ Programmer
➣ Systems Analyst
➣ Database Administrator
➣ Knowledge Systems Developer
➣ E-Commerce Systems Developer
➣ Information Systems Consultant

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
BBA in Marketing degree at UHD
Marketing (B.B.A.)

Marilyn Davies College of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
With a degree in Marketing from UHD, you get the freedom to develop your individual skills and talents, while obtaining the foundational skills to pursue a career in the high-demand, ever-expanding field of marketing. You can tailor the program to focus on either the more creative or analytical sides of marketing, while enjoying UHD's flexible and varied course times that help you maintain a work/life balance.


CIP Code: 52.1401.00

Included Courses:


  • Promotional Strategy
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Management & Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Business Marketing
Career Options:


Enjoy a career as a:

➣ Advertising Manager
➣ Marketing Analyst
➣ Sales Representative
➣ Business Development Representative

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
MBA  degree at UHD
Marilyn Davies College of Business
MBA in Accounting degree at UHD
Marilyn Davies College of Business
Master of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
The UHD Business Development MBA program can benefit both already-established sales leaders and those professionals who are interested in entering the field. We provide a solid foundation of strategy and communication, while also dialing in on specific business development skill sets like analytics, financial management, and presentation skills.


CIP Code: 52.0201.00

Included Courses:


  • Advanced Personal Selling
  • Sales Negotiation and Communication
  • Integrated Marketing Programs and the Sales Force
  • Sales Leadership
  • Sales Management
  • Graduate Colloquium
Career Options:


Enjoy a fulfilling career in:

➣ Management Analyst
➣ Business Manager
➣ Project Manager
➣ Account Manager

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
MBA in Finance degree at UHD
Finance (M.​B.A)

Marilyn Davies College of Business
Master of Business Administration

✐Online or On Campus
Gain a competitive advantage in your corporate finance career with a Finance MBA from UHD. Developed alongside leading finance executives, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of business development, forecasting, and prioritizing capital investments. You can complete your core concentration classes in as little as 12 months—and UHD offers evening classes to help you fit your higher education goals into your already busy life.


CIP Code: 52.0201.00
Included Courses:


  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Financial Forecasting and Behavioral Finance
  • Capital Markets and Investment Planning
  • Communication for Finance Professionals
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Graduate Colloquium
Career Options:


Pursue a career in:

➣ Commercial Banking
➣ Financial Planning
➣ Investment Banking
➣ Insurance Specialists

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
MBA in Human Resources Management degree at UHD
Human Resources Management (M.​B.A)

Marilyn Davies College of Business
Master of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
Developed by Human Resource managers, directors, and leaders, the UHD Human Resource MBA program focuses on developing the human resource skills necessary you need—regardless of industry. We provide a solid foundation that Human Resource leaders need as they grow within their chosen industry, including topics such as talent acquisition, talent retention, employment law, and compensation and benefits.


CIP Code: 52.0201.00
Included Courses:


  • Legal Environment of Human Resource Management
  • Talent Acquisition: Attraction and Selection
  • Talent Management: Engaging and Retaining Employees
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Colloquium
Career Options:


Excel in a career in:

➣ Training and Development Management
➣ Labor Relations
➣ Benefits Management
➣ Industrial Relations
➣ Compensation Management

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
MBA in International Business degree at UHD
International Business (M.​B.A)

Marilyn Davies College of Business
Master of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
Each day, the business world gets a little smaller and an MBA in International Business from UHD can help you navigate it. Designed by corporate executives and leaders in the field, our innovative program gives students the ability to excel in the international business world while withstanding global competition. You'll learn about global strategic sourcing and procurement, international business law, ethics, and compliance, and international finance markets and banking.


CIP Code: 52.0201.00
Included Courses:


  • Risk Management
  • International Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
  • Ethics, Law, and Compliance
  • International Logistics
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Graduate Colloquium
Career Options:


Pursue a career in:

➣ Marketing
➣ Finance
➣ Business Development
➣ Customs
➣ Foreign Policy

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
MBA in Investment Management degree at UHD
Investment Management (M.​B.A)


Marilyn Davies College of Business
Master of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
If you are ready to pursue the next step in your career of investment banking, asset management, and wealth management maybe it's time for a MBA in Investment Management from UHD. This theoretical and practical program was developed with consultation from successful investment managers and covers topics such as professional ethics, investment portfolio management, historical and predictive business forecasting, and presentation skills.


CIP Code: 52.0201.00
Included Courses:


  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Financial Forecasting and Behavioral Finance
  • Capital Markets and Investment Planning
  • Communication for Finance Professionals
  • Investment Statistics
  • Graduate Colloquium
Career Options:


Excel in a career in:

➣ Financial Management
➣ Investment Banker
➣ Risk Manager
➣ Insurance Specialists

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
MBA in Leadership degree at UHD
Leadership (M.​B.A)

Marilyn Davies College of Business
Master of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
First-time leaders or seasoned leadership professionals can both benefit from UHD's MBA in Leadership. Our goal is to develop well-rounded leaders who can refine their personal leadership style to suite any organization or community. Students will learn communication skills, interpersonal skills, how to build relationships and network, as well as how to develop high-functioning employees and employee teams. Core concentration classes can be completed in as little as 12 months—and UHD offers evening classes to help balance your work, education, and life goals.


CIP Code: 52.0201.00
Included Courses:


  • Interpersonal Leadership Effectiveness in Business
  • Interpreting and Delivering Business Results
  • The Business Leader's Role in Talent Development
  • Leading Teams for Business Results
  • Supporting Business Strategy
  • Graduate Colloquium
Career Options:


Enjoy a career in:

➣ Management
➣ Sales
➣ Entrepreneurship
➣ Human Resources

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
Master of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
The project management and process improvement concentration is industry-driven and includes methodologies that are globally acknowledged. Professionals from a variety of industries have come together to define the curriculum and best-practices required for effective management strategies.

UHD's concentration in Project Management and Process Improvement is geared towards professionals already involved in project management or those seeking a career change into this exciting and diverse field.


CIP Code: 52.0201.00
Included Courses:


  • Project Life Cycle-Initiating, Planning and Executing
  • Project Life Cycle-Monitoring, Controlling & Closing
  • Change Management & Leadership
  • Process Improvement Tools & Techniques
  • Graduate Colloquium
Career Options:


Upon graduation, demonstrate:

➣ Skills and knowledge to implement a project from initiation to closing including knowledge areas
➣ Tools and techniques to develop deliverables for all life cycle phases
➣ Risk management
➣ Project performance management
➣ Root Cause Analysis
➣ Six Sigma
➣ Lean Operations

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
MBA in Supply Chain Management degree at UHD
Supply Chain Management (M.​B.A)


Marilyn Davies College of Business
Master of Business Administration

✐Online or On Campus
Professionals looking to advance their career in Supply Chain Management, or those who want to enter the field with a competitive edge, the MBA in Supply Chain Management from UHD can help them achieve their goals. Students will receive a solid foundation of supply chain management strategy, while also learning about the legal aspects of supply chain management, decision modeling, overall logistics, as well as the leadership skills they need to succeed in the field.


CIP Code: 52.0201.00
Included Courses:


  • Legal Aspects of Supply Chain Management
  • Leadership in Supply Chain
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Decision Modeling for Supply Chain Managers
  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
  • Logistics
  • Graduate Colloquium
Career Options:


Enjoy a career in:

➣ Logistics
➣ Supply Chain
➣ Inventory Management
➣ Purchasing

*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business​​
MSM degree at UHD
Marilyn Davies College of Business


*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.


Last updated 5/7/2020 10:57 AM