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UHD offers a wide variety of high-quality academic degrees. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate degree or a master's degree, you'll be impressed with our options.
If you're a new or returning student seeking the ultimate college experience, you're in the right place.
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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 nine disciplines: the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC), 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 Non-Profit Management.
✐ On CampusLearn how to become an effective communicator across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at University of Houston—Downtown. This program focuses on the construction, delivery, and interpretation of messages to create shared meaning.
✐ On CampusFocusing primarily on the study of literature and culture, the B.A. in English offers four concentrations for students: literary studies, creative writing, film studies, and English education. As a graduate, you'll be prepared for a career that prioritizes writing, research, editing, creative thinking, organization, or communication. Recent graduates of this program have gone on to rewarding positions in corporate, educational, and non-profit sectors.
✐ On CampusWith a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at UHD, you'll develop your talents and cultural knowledge, while sharpening your skills in research, public speaking, and writing. While obtaining your degree, you'll complete an internship that provides practical work experience and encourages professional networking. Graduates of the program find careers in a variety of areas, from art and music therapy to museum creation and fashion design to education.
✐ On CampusAs a student in the B.A. in History program at UHD, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of U.S. and world history while developing skills in writing, research, problem-solving and cultural sensitivity.
✐ OnlineWhen you get a Bachelor of Science in Humanities degree from UHD, you first pick a concentration in art, drama, music, or a foreign language. You'll then go on to participate in writing-intensive classes that stress critical thinking as you achieve a degree that can help propel you forward in various career fields.
✐ On CampusDive into the history and fundamental theories of Western thought and society with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of Houston—Downtown. You'll develop your capacity for critical thinking, data analysis and persuasion, while benefitting from UHD's flexible scheduling, smaller class sizes and robust faculty mentoring program.
✐ On CampusThis interdisciplinary degree is specially designed to provide a foundation of social sciences combined with a thorough course of study in either history, political science, psychology, or sociology. After graduation, you'll be able to apply scientific social science theory to real-world situations, effectively write generalizations, and be proficient in empirical social science research.
✐ On CampusLearn to apply foreign language skills in professional environments with the B.A. in Spanish from University of Houston—Downtown. The academic study of Spanish language and culture will help position you for employment opportunities where bilingualism is an asset—such as education, journalism, and business.
✐ On CampusBe prepared for a career in the rapidly growing healthcare sector with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Behavioral Science. Become an agent for disease prevention and health promotion.
✐ On CampusOne of the most balanced degree programs that the University of Houston—Downtown offers, the Bachelor of Science in Political Science allows you to study a wide variety of courses from community politics to international relations. You'll develop up-to-date world knowledge, critical thinking, data analysis, and oral communication skills. All while sharpening understanding of public policy, foreign policy, and environmental law for careers in a rapidly changing and globalizing economy.
✐ On CampusWith a B.S. in Technical Communication, you'll be prepared to work in almost any area of communication—whether it be business, industry, media, or government. You'll learn how sharpen your communication, analytical, research, style, and editing skills in both digital and print formats. Plus, you'll gain valuable hands-on experience and have the chance to expand your professional network with our rewarding internships and work-study options.
✐ OnlineWhile earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UHD, you'll learn how to better understand yourself and others, as well as examine the underlying human and animal behavior and mental processes. You'll master skills in research, project development, and analysis, and be able to.
✐ On CampusA degree with many applications, the Social Science Bachelor of Science from UD is designed to prepare you with a fundamental understanding of two major courses of study—social sciences and either history, political science, psychology, or sociology.
✐ On CampusIn UHD's Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program, students are encouraged to study societal inequalities in economics, education, gender, ethnicity, and race, as well as religious diversities, in an effort to learn about the connections of social life and the emergence of a global cultural system.
✐ OnlineDesigned in part by the city's most prominent non-profit leaders, this multidisciplinary program prepares recent college graduates, plus mid- and senior-level administrators to manage and lead non-profit organizations of all types. The Master's program can be completed completely online, can focus on entrepreneurial development, fundraising and grant writing, team building, human resources, and ethics.
✐ On CampusThe Masters of Art in Rhetoric and Composition program (MARC) at UHD offers intensive study in composition theory and training in teaching of college writing and English studies. This program is specifically designed to emphasize training in multicultural composition instruction and rhetoric (the only one of its kind in Texas), and offers flexible, daytime, evening, and summer-term classes to meet the needs of busy professionals.
✐ On CampusThis Masters of Science in Technical Communication (MSTC) equips students with the skills to produce user-friendly technical documents, manage projects, understand communication ethics, analyze audiences, and conduct usability tests. Plus, you'll benefit from UHD's flexible scheduling, smaller classes, and faculty mentoring programs.
✐ On CampusPrepare 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.
✐ Online or On CampusAdvance your career with a UHD Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Criminal Justice. Our courses and flexible schedules are geared toward working professionals, especially those who have previously earned college credits.
✐ On CampusThe University of Houston-Downtown and Houston's area school districts have enthusiastically accepted the challenge of developing a proficiency-driven, field-based teacher training program specifically designed to help all students achieve academic success. We welcome you into this new program and encourage you to accept the challenge as we work together in creating outstanding teachers for Houston's children.
✐ Online or On CampusThe Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program at University of Houston—Downtown offers a unique mix of foundational communication and analytical skills with curriculum that studies the root causes of crime and society's necessary measures to prevent it.
✐ On CampusThe mission of UHD's Bachelor of Social Work program is to prepare entry-level social workers for self-fulfilling career in an urban environment. You'll be able to address the diverse needs of individuals in schools, hospitals, mental health facilities, juvenile justice systems and more. And at UHD, we offer flexible scheduling, smaller class sizes, and faculty mentoring to help you achieve all your educational goals.
✐ Online or On CampusThe University of Houston-Downtown and Houston's area school districts have enthusiastically accepted the challenge of developing a proficiency-driven, field-based teacher training program specifically designed to help all students achieve academic success. We welcome you into this new program and encourage you to accept the challenge as we work together in creating outstanding teachers for Houston's children.
✐ Online or On CampusThe courses in these degree plans are taught using a hybrid of face-to-face and online instruction. Our emphasis on urban teaching makes these graduate degrees unique.
✐ Online or On CampusThe Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program at UHD is offered in a hybrid face-to-face/online instruction format with an emphasis on urban teaching to provide a deeper understanding of the needs and characteristics of students in multicultural learning environments.
✐ On CampusA B.A. in Mathematics gives students a unique chance to develop their analytical and problem-solving skills and master mathematical techniques in preparation for advanced degree programs or to enter the competitive employment market. And at UHD, we offer flexible, smaller classes to help meet the needs of busy professionals who also want to pursue higher education.
✐ On CampusDesigned for aspiring high school mathematics teachers, this program provides a foundation of liberal arts education, combined with real-world application. With flexible, smaller classes, hands-on training, modern labs, and faculty mentoring students will be prepared for rewarding careers as teachers or to pursue advanced degree programs.
✐ On CampusThe Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Statistics program prepares you for employment using the tools of discrete mathematics and statistics. As a student, you'll be able to take advantage of UHD's smaller class sizes, flexible scheduling options, and faculty mentoring program while achieving your educational goals.
✐ On CampusThe Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics with Biostatistics Concentration is designed to provide a broad overview of statistics and its application in biological sciences. Intended for students who intend to be employed in life and health sciences fields that require statistical tools, you can also use this degree as a springboard for post-graduate study in biostatistics. And with UHD you get flexible, smaller classes, faculty mentoring, modern labs, and hand-on experience.
✐ On CampusThe advent of high-speed computers and technological advances being made in this area have encouraged the development of, and have resulted in, important advances that constitute significant statistical tools for such areas as the life sciences, administrative/managerial sciences, and the social/behavioral sciences. This degree plan is specifically designed for students who intend to teach high school mathematics. Therefore, the Urban Education Concentration is required.
✐ On CampusThis broad-based curriculum incorporates components of both liberal arts and the Natural Science in order to prepare graduates for fulfilling careers in biology, chemistry, and microbiology. Tailor a degree program to suit your unique needs and career aspirations, with UHD's flexible, smaller classes, faculty mentoring, and modern labs.
✐ On CampusThe B.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences with Secondary-level Teacher Certification provides the opportunity for aspiring educators to gain credits as part of their baccalaureate science program. In this program, the chair of the Department of Natural Sciences consults with the students' advisor to create an approved degree plan that is designed to meet the career goals and interests of the student.
✐ On CampusWith this version of the Bachelor of Science in Biology, students in this program have the ability to tailor the degree program to meet their individual personal and career goals and interests. Students graduate prepared for a wide variety of opportunities that include Ph.D. programs and lucrative careers in the sciences, medical fields, and dental school.
✐ On CampusThe B.S. in Biology with Environmental Biosciences Concentration degree is designed to serve those who are interested in working in environmental sciences, environmental public health, agency careers, and corporate consultation. You'll excel when you choose UHD because of its flexible class structure, modern labs, and excellent faculty mentoring programs.
✐ On CampusDesigned to meet the needs of those interested in careers in the medical, dental, or other health professions, the Bachelor of Sciences in Biology with a Concentration in Microbiology provides a broad-based curriculum in the liberal arts and natural sciences, with a set of courses specifically in biology with a microbiology focus. This degree prepares you for a career as a food microbiologist, clinical microbiologist or for graduate work in microbiology or public health.
✐ On CampusDesigned to meet the needs of those interested in careers in the medical, dental, or other health professions, the Bachelor of Sciences in Biology with a Concentration in Molecular and Cellular provides a broad-based curriculum in the liberal arts and natural sciences, with a set of courses specifically in molecular and cellular biology. Graduates are prepared for a career in medicine, botany, genetics and biotechnology, or to pursue higher education in the molecular and cellular fields.
✐ On CampusThis broad-based degree program is steeped in the liberal arts and includes a set of courses specifically designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in biotechnology. This program satisfies course requirements for all major pre-professional degree programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, and veterinary medicine, and graduates will be well-suited to pursue advanced degrees in biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology.
✐ On CampusThe Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree program at UHD is divided into three principal areas so you can get a broad-based view of chemistry, while learning the advanced methods, theories and applications vital to chemistry careers. All courses for this degree are approved by the American Chemical Society, and you'll benefit from UHD's smaller class sizes, flexible scheduling, faculty mentoring and modern labs.
✐ On CampusThis program's broad-based curriculum mixes liberal arts with the Natural Sciences to provide optimal outcomes for students who are interested in dentistry, medicine, and other related postgraduate fields. This program is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society for a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a special focus on biochemistry.
✐ On CampusThis program's broad-based curriculum mixes liberal arts with the Natural Sciences to provide optimal outcomes for students who are interested in working in the chemistry industry, state regulatory agencies involved in environmental monitoring, or advanced degrees in chemistry and environmental sciences.
✐ On CampusThis program's broad-based curriculum mixes liberal arts with the Natural Sciences to provide optimal outcomes for students who are interested in working in criminal justice laboratories, legal and paralegal firms, or earning advanced degrees in chemistry, forensic science, anthropology, or archaeology.
✐ On CampusThis program's broad-based curriculum mixes liberal arts with the Natural Sciences to provide optimal outcomes for students who are interested in entering a highly technical and demanding field or earning advanced certification in chemistry-related fields. Student in the B.S. in Chemistry with Industrial Chemistry Concentration will be encouraged to monitor environmental conditions, develop new energy sources, and take part in a range of additional career-focused, hands-on projects.
✐ On CampusThe B.S. in Computer Science from University of Houston—Downtown lays the foundation in the fundamental concepts of computer science. We then layer in practical training relevant to the common applications of computing to ensure maximum success after graduation.
✐ On CampusThe Bachelor of Science in Data Science is built on a foundation of mathematics, statistics and computer programming. This is the first undergraduate program of its kind in the state of Texas! Throughout this program you will learn to collect, organize, and query large data sets, apply algorithms, identify and interpret actionable information from raw data, and make informed, mathematically valid and ethically sound decisions. With UHD you get flexible, smaller classes, faculty mentoring and hand-on experience.
✐ On CampusPrepare for a rewarding career in environmental geology with this broad-based degree program that infuses the liberal arts across a broad range of environmental topics. This degree is designed to meet the needs of students interested in geology, environmental sciences, and careers in the environmental industry, while the program itself boasts small, flexible classes, hands-on experience, and faculty mentoring.
✐ On CampusThe Bachelor of Sciences in Geosciences with Concentration in Geochemistry program is designed to meet the needs of those interested in careers in the earth-science related industry or graduate work in geology or geochemistry. Many graduates find rewarding careers in industry, environmental management, and government policy areas, in disciplines such as geochemist, hydrologist, petrologist, and more.
✐ On CampusThis program's broad-based curriculum mixes liberal arts with the Natural Sciences for students who are interested in working in geology and careers in the oil and gas industries. As a student, you'll gain valuable knowledge of petroleum-related issues in courses that include stratigraphy, mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, mathematics, and engineering.
✐ On CampusA Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics is designed to provide students with the foundation of a liberal arts education and a broad overview of modern mathematics and its applications. Created for students who wish to combine an extensive study of mathematics with a second concentration in one of the natural sciences, computer science, statistics or engineering, this program helps prepare students for careers as an actuary, computer analyst, cryptographer, and industrial mathematician, among others.
✐ On CampusThis unique, four-year program provides students with high-quality, engaging educational experiences for a solid foundation in analysis, design, testing, implementation of instrumentation, and control systems. Graduates of the Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology program are prepared to take on satisfying and lucrative careers, thanks to intensive training in computer technology, electrical/electronic systems, and communication systems.
✐ On CampusA degree in Nursing from UHD prepares students for a variety of careers. Career paths include nursing care, management, teaching and community service careers in local, state, and federal healthcare settings. Some careers in nursing require additional education beyond the bachelor's degree, and this degree will provide a strong foundation for that education.
✐ On CampusThe B.S.E.T. in Structural Analysis and Design Option in Engineering Technology provides students with a solid background in analysis, design, testing, and construction of civil structures. The program has a sharp focus on the application of computer technology, modern materials, and construction techniques to current design projects, with special regard to planning, costs, and management. With a curriculum designed to prepare you for careers in a wide range of industries, graduates often go on to become part of city, county and state public works departments, engineering and construction design firms, fabrication companies, and geological testing firms, to name a few.
✐ On CampusThe Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Safety Management (B.A.A.S) from UHD will prepare students to analyze the human and equipment aspects of safety in preparation for satisfying careers in safety management. You'll graduate with a solid foundation in safety management, knowledge of the most modern safety technologies, and the ability to effectively communicate and present relevant safety information.
✐ On CampusThe Master of Science in Data Analytics is an application-based program that provides a broad education in advanced statistics, digital data acquisition, digital data management, data analysis, and data presentation. You'll receive rigorous training in statistical analysis and computational techniques, while providing master of data analysis tied to interdisciplinary applications.
✐ On CampusWherever your passion for accounting is—public, private, government, or non-profit—you can secure your future with a degree from UHD in Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. With a wide variety of accounting specializations and applications, your career choices are unlimited. Plus, at UHD, our program offers exactly what you need should you decide to pursue graduate studies or law career.
✐ Online or On CampusPursue a B.B.A. in Finance from University of Houston—Downtown, and get exactly where you need to be—whether it be working in the financial sector, pursuing graduate studies, or successfully completing the Chartered Financial Planners (CFP), Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) examinations.
✐ Online or On CampusWhen 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.
✐ Online UHD's B.B.A. in Insurance & Risk Management will teach you core business principals and specialized skills in underwriting, claims adjusting, and agency services for property, liability, and automobile insurance. You'll be taught by industry leaders committed to giving you the skills you need to succeed, and you can complete courses online for minimal disruption to your current life schedule.
✐ Online or On Campus Stay on the cutting edge of the international business world with a B.B.A. in International Business from UHD. We combine basic business knowledge with an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of international business theories, practice, and policies. Plus, UHD's convenient evening classes make it easy to earn a degree while maintain your current work/life schedule.
✐ 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.
✐ 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.
✐ Online or On CampusWith 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.
✐ Online or On CampusLearn how to keep track of products from raw materials to when they reach the consumer with a degree in Supply Chain Management from UHD. Our unique program works in close partnership with the National Associate of Purchasing Management-Houston, Inc., and the local chapter for the National Institute for Governmental Purchasing to provide students with a sound understanding of supply chain management and strategy.
✐ On CampusTake your career in accounting to the next level with an Accounting MBA from the University of Houston-Downtown. We partnered with leading account experts to create a one-of-a-kind program that addresses all major areas of accounting: tax, audit, financial reporting, research, and industry-specific accounting treatments. Upon graduation, you will be able to pursue advancement in the accounting field, including careers in C-suite management.
✐ Onlin or On CampusThe 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.
✐ Online or On CampusGain 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.
✐ Online or On CampusDeveloped 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.
✐ Online or On CampusEach 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.
✐ Online or On CampusIf 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.
✐ Online or On CampusFirst-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.
✐ Online or On CampusThe 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.
✐ Online or On CampusProfessionals 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.
✐ OnlineThe Master of Security Management at University of Houston—Downtown was developed in collaboration with leaders in security management to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to addressed the continuously changing security environment. Another bonus? This unique program is offered on alternate Saturdays to allow security professionals to obtain the degree without interfering with their professional or personal responsibilities.
This unique program is now available exclusively online to allow security professionals to obtain their degree without interfering with their professional or personal responsibilities.
✐ On CampusThe Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC) degree program was designed to prepare individuals as leaders in the accounting profession with the educational requirement needed to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam.
Strong growth is expected in this sector, with over 90,000 new accounting jobs forecasted by 2028 in the United States alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In addition, advanced degrees like UHD's MPAC are known to offer a competitive advantage for analytical decision makers.
✐ Online and On CampusDevelop the skills and establish the foundation you need for promotion to administrative and supervisory positions with a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Applied Administrative from UHD. This versatile, multidisciplinary degree is designed to help you achieve the career you desire.
✐ On CampusThe Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies is a versatile degree that blends traditional academics with experiential opportunities. It is a versatile degree that is tailored to meet the student's own career goals, while broadening their body of academic knowledge and refining their professional skill set.
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