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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 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.




Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
Learn 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.

CIP Code: 09.0100.00​​
Included Courses:

  • Beginning Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Business and Technical Report Writing
  • Theory and Practice of Interviewing
  • Research in Communication Studies
Career Options:

Graduates pursue successful careers in:

  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
Focusing 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.

CIP Code: 23.0101.00​
Included Courses:

  • Studies in Poetry
  • Studies in Fiction
  • Studies in Dramatic Literature
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Copywriter
  • Digital Communications Specialist
  • Public Administrator
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Technical Writer
Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
With 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.

CIP Code: 50.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Cultural Criticism
  • Arts Administration
  • Field Experience, related to the concentration area
Career Options:

After graduation, find in fields such as:

  • Marketing
  • Art and Music Therapy
  • Acting, directing and technical theatre
  • Art Criticism
  • Media and photography
Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
As 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.

CIP Code: 54.0101.01
Included Courses:

  • Introduction to World History I
  • Introduction to World History II
  • Historical Methods
Career Options:

Graduates often find successful careers in:

  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Federal Intelligence Agencies
  • National and Local News Networks
  • Schools and Universities
Bachelor of Arts

✐ Online
When 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.

CIP Code: 24.0103.00
Included Courses:

  • Greek Art & Archaeology
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Studies in World Literature and Culture
Career Options:

Graduates often go on to careers in:

  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Advertising
Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
Dive 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.

CIP Code: 38.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • Modern Philosophy
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Sports Ethics & The Philosophy of Sport
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Biomedical Ethics
Career Options:

Graduates can enjoy careers in the fields of:

  • Law
  • Social and Community Services
  • Higher Education
  • Government
  • Religion and Ministry
  • Medical
  • Journalism and Publishing
Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
This 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.

CIP Code: 45.0101.00​
Included Courses:

  • Logic
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Statistics in the Social Sciences
Career Options:

Excel in fields such as:

  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Criminology
  • Teaching
  • School Counseling
Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
Learn 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.

CIP Code: 16.0905.00
Included Courses:

  • Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition
  • Professional Writing
  • Professional Oral Communication
  • Spanish Portfolio
  • Field Experience in Spanish
Career Options:

Graduates excel in fields such as:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Travel and Tourism
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
Be 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.

CIP Code: 51.2212.00
Included Courses:

  • Introduction to Healthcare Systems
  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Medical Case Management
  • Special Projects in Health and Behavioral Science
  • Internship in Health and Behavioral Science
Career Options:

Excel in fields such as:

  • Geriatric Care
  • Health Education
  • Social Services
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
One 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.

CIP Code: 45.1001.00​
Included Courses:

  • Introduction to World Politics
  • Ethics and Public Life
  • Civil Liberties in the United States
  • Introduction to Public Administration
Career Options:

Graduates can enjoy careers in the fields of:

  • Business and Political Risk
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Counterterrorism
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Administration
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
With 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.

CIP Code: 23.1303.00
Included Courses:

  • Advanced Business and Technical Report Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Legal Writing
  • Studies in the Theory of Rhetoric
  • History of the English Language
Career Options:

Work in fields such as:

  • Technical Writing
  • Social Media
  • Grant Writing
  • Public Relations
  • User Experience
  • Copywriting
Bachelor of Science

✐ Online
While 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.

CIP Code: 42.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Theories of Personality
  • Psychology and the Law
  • Psychology of Prejudice
Career Options:

Work in a variety of industries such as:

  • Counseling Services
  • Community Relations
  • Education
  • Human Resources
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
A 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.

CIP Code: 45.0101.00​
Included Courses:

  • Field Experience in the Social Sciences
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Statistics in the Social Sciences
  • Research Methods in the Social Science
Career Options:

Graduates can enjoy careers in the fields of:

  • Administrative Support
  • Criminology
  • Editorial Work
  • Human Resources
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
In 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.

CIP Code: 45.1101.00
Included Courses:

  • Sociological Theory
  • Special Projects in the Social Sciences
  • Field Experience in the Social Sciences
Career Options:

Excel in fields such as:

  • Market Research
  • Education
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Administration
Master of Arts

✐ Online
Designed 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.

CIP Code: 52.0206.00
Included Courses:

  • Strategic Planning in Non-profit Sector
  • Management of Non-profit Organization
  • Leadership in Non-profit Organizations
  • Program Assessment and Evaluation
  • Resourcing the Non-profit Organization
  • Budgeting and Accounting for Non-profit Management
Career Options:

Enjoy a fulfilling career as a:

  • Fundraiser
  • Strategic Planner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketer
Master of Arts

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 23.1304.00
Included Courses:

  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • Teaching College Writing Practicum
  • Critical Theory
  • History of Rhetoric
  • Composition Pedagogy
  • Stylistics and Editing
Career Options:

Enjoy a fulfilling career as a:

  • College Writing Professor
  • College Literature Professor
  • High School Teacher
Master of Science

✐ On Campus
This 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.

CIP Code: 23.1303.00
Included Courses:

  • Visual Design and Theory
  • Intercultural & World Communication
  • Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Communication
  • Instructional Design
  • Digital Media Theory and Design
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations & Media
Career Options:

Excel in fields such as:

  • Technical Writing
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Medical Industry
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
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

✐ Online or On Campus
Advance 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.

CIP Code: 43.0104.00
Included Courses:

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Cornerstone
Career Options:

Pursue a career in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Service
  • Community Relations
  • Law
Bachelor of Applied Arts amd Sciences

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 19.0706.00
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
Bachelor of Science

✐ Online or On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 43.0104.00
Included Courses:

  • Crime, Law, and Society
  • The Police System
  • The Criminal Court System
  • The Correctional System
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
Career Options:

Pursue a career in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Public Service
  • Community Relations
  • Law
Bachelor of Social Work

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 44.0701.00
Included Courses:

  • Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare
  • Introduction to Social Welfare Policy
  • Case Management
  • Research Methods in Social Work
  • Statistical and Qualitative Data Analysis in Social Work
Career Options:

Pursue a career in:

  • Child Welfare Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Social Worker
Master of Science

✐ Online or On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 43.0104.00
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
Master of Arts in Teaching

✐ Online or On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 13.0301.00
Demonstrate competencies in:

  • Characteristics and needs of learners in multicultural settings

  • Effective teaching practices that enhance student achievement for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or language spoken

  • Factors related to the development of effective teaching environments in urban classrooms

  • Classroom-based research methodology to support best instructional practices

  • Enriched understanding of academic content areas of language arts, social studies, mathematics, the natural sciences, teaching English as a second language and educational technology
Certification Options:


  • Core Subjects EC-6 with ESL Supplemental Certification
  • Core Subjects 4-8 with ESL Supplemental Certification
  • Secondary Subject Area with ESL Supplemental Certification
Master of Science

✐ Online or On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 13.0301.00
Included Courses:

  • Reading in a Multicultural Classroom
  • Introduction of Educational Research
  • Play Based Curriculum: Inquiry & Instructional Strategies
  • Advanced Multimedia for Teachers
  • Practicum for Urban Teachers
Career Options:

After graduation, excel as a:

  • Teacher
  • School Leader
  • Community Advocate
  • Policymaker
Areas of Expertise:


  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • English Language Arts and Reading
  • Instructional Technology
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Graduate Mathematics Concentration (includes 18 graduate hours in Mathematics)
  • History Education (includes 18 graduate hours in history)
Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
A 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.

CIP Code: 27.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • BProbability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Graphs & Networks
  • Advanced Multivariate Calculus
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Actuary
  • Teacher
  • Accountant
  • Researcher
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Mathematician
Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
Designed 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.

CIP Code: 27.0101.00​​
Included Courses:

  • SProbability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Graphs & Networks
  • Advanced Multivariate Calculus
  • Math Education
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Teacher
  • Actuary
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Cryptographer
  • Researcher
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Mathematician
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 27.0601.00
Included Courses:

  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Operations Research
  • Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Decision Mathematics
Career Options:

After graduation, find in fields such as:

  • Teacher
  • Actuary
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Market Research Specialist
  • Statistician
  • Data Manager
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 27.0601.00
Included Courses:

  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Operations Research
  • Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Decision Mathematics
Career Options:

Graduates pursue successful careers in:

  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Market Research Specialist
  • Teacher
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 27.0601.00
Included Courses:

  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Operations Research
  • Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Decision Mathematics
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Market Research Specialist
  • Teacher
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
This 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.

CIP Code: 30.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • Field Studies
  • Environmental Biology
  • Embryology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Science Education
Career Options:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Natural Science Manager
  • Medical Technologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Hydrologist
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 30.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • Field Studies
  • Environmental Biology
  • Embryology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Science Education
Career Options:

Graduates pursue successful careers in:

  • Teacher
  • Food Scientist
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Medical
  • Epidemiologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Forensic Scientist
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
With 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.

CIP Code: 26.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • SEvolutionary Biology
  • Plant Biology
  • Immunology
  • Genomics
  • Advanced Cell & Molecular Biology
Career Options:

After graduation, pursue a career as a:

  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Environmental Specialist
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 26.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • Environmental Biology
  • Field Studies
  • Parasitology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Environmental Microbiology
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Environmental Specialist
  • Doctor
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
Designed 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.

CIP Code: 26.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Advanced Cell & Molecular Biology
Career Options:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Medical Technologist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Clinical Microbiologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Research Assistant
  • Scientist
  • Teacher
Bachelor of Sciences

✐ On Campus
Designed 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.

CIP Code: 26.0101.00​
Included Courses:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Advanced Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Genomics
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Environmental Specialist
  • Doctor
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Nutritionist
  • Scientist
  • Teacher
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
This 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.

CIP Code: 26.1201.00
Included Courses:

  • Advanced Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Human Genetics
Career Options:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Doctor
  • Engineer
  • Clinical Research Associate
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 40.0501.00
Included Courses:

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Instrumentation Analysis
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Industrial Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Chemist
  • Doctor
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Lab Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
This 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.

CIP Code: 40.0501.00
Included Courses:

  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genomics
  • Advanced Cell & Molecular Biology
Career Options:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Biochemist
  • Doctor
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Lab Manager
  • Pharmacist
  • Quality Assurance Manager
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
This 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.

CIP Code: 40.0501.00
Included Courses:

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Field Studies
  • Industrial Organic Chemistry
  • Instrumentation & Analysis
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
Career Options:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Environmental Chemist
  • Doctor
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Pharmacist
  • Laboratory Manager
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
This 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.

CIP Code: 40.0501.00
Included Courses:

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Instrumentation & Analysis
Career Options:

Graduates pursue successful careers in:

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Quality Assurance Manager
Bachelor of Arts

✐ On Campus
This 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.

CIP Code: 40.0501.00
Included Courses:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation & Analysis
  • Industrial Organic Chemistry
  • Field Experience
Career Options:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Industrial Chemist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Lab Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 11.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • Digital Logic
  • Data & Information Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Gaming Programming
  • Data Mining
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Programmer
  • Network or System Engineer
  • System Director
  • Data or Information Security Administrator
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 30.7001.00
Included Courses:

  • Data Collection, Transformation, and Curation
  • Statistical and Machine Learning
  • Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • Decision Mathematics
  • Applied Regression
Career Options:

Be able to work in areas such as:

  • Defense
  • Energy
  • Medical
  • Natural language processing
  • Search engines
  • Robotics
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
Prepare 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.

CIP Code: 40.0601.00
Included Courses:

  • Environmental Geology
  • Field Geology
  • Structural Geology
  • Sedimentation & Stratigraphy
  • Coastal Studies
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geophysicist
  • Hydrologist
  • Weather Reporter
  • Geologist
  • Land Surveyor
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 40.0601.00
Included Courses:

  • Inorganic Geochemistry
  • Mineralogy
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Instrumentation & Analysis
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Geochemist
  • Geophysicist
  • Hydrologist
  • Petrologist
  • Weather Reporter
  • Geologist
  • Environmental Engineer
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
This 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.

CIP Code: 40.0601.00
Included Courses:

  • Petroleum Geology
  • Sedimentation & Stratigraphy
  • Field Geology
  • Petrology
  • Structural Geology
Career Options:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Geophysicist
  • Scientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Weather Reporter
  • Geologist
  • Environmental Engineer
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
A 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.

CIP Code: 27.0101.00
Included Courses:

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Graphs & Networks
  • Advanced Multivariate Calculus
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Actuary
  • Teacher
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Cryptographer
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
This 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.

CIP Code: 15.1201.00
Included Courses:

  • AEngineering Networks
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Robotics
  • Process Modeling & Simulation
  • Computing Systems Security
Career Options:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Process Control Engineer
  • Computer Manufacturer
  • Electrical or Instrumentation Engineer
  • Oil Refinery Manager
  • Power Plant Supervisor
  • Instrumentation Designer

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission ​of ABET.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

✐ On Campus
A 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.

CIP Code: 51.3801.00
Included Courses:

  • rends and Issues in Nursing
  • Pathophysiology
  • Information Management and Health Informatics
  • Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
  • Community Care
Career Options:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Inpatient/ Outpatient Centers
  • Nurse Unit Manager
  • Surgical Nurse
  • Nurse Educator
  • Community Care Nurse
  • Clinical Researcher
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 15.0201.00
Included Courses:

  • CADD Drafting Systems
  • GIS-GPS
  • Statics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Concrete Design
Career Options:

Pursue a career as a:

  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Geological Analyst
  • Research or Development Engineer
  • Oil Refinery Manager
  • Structural Programmer
  • Structural Designer
  • Material Developer

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission ​of ABET.
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 15.0703.00
Included Courses:

  • Occupational Safety
  • Fire Protection Chemistry & Physics
  • 3D Fire Modeling
  • Construction Safety
  • Industrial Hygiene
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Risk or Loss Control Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Safety Specialist
  • Safety Inspector
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Environmental Health Manager
  • Security Consultant
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 30.7101.00
Included Courses:

  • A Time Series Analysis
  • Applied Regression Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis and Nonparametric Statistics
  • Project Management
  • Data Mining
  • Data Management
  • Predictive Analytics
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Business Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Fraud/Risk Analyst
Bachelor of Business Administration

✐ On Campus
Wherever 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.

CIP Code: 52.0301.00​​
Included Courses:

  • Cost Accounting
  • Individual Income Taxation
  • Corporation Taxation
  • Auditing
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Tax Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Internal Auditor
  • Controller
  • Bookkeeper
*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
Pursue 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.

CIP Code: 52.0801.00
Included Courses:

  • Small Business Finance
  • Treasury Risk Management
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Financial Planning
Career Options:

After graduation, work as a:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Planner
  • Commercial Banker
*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools 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
Bachelor of Business Administration

✐ 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.

CIP Code: 52.1701.00
Included Courses:

  • Introduction to Risk and Insurance
  • Insurance Operations
  • Legal & Political Aspects of IRM
  • Group Benefits
  • Field Experience in Insurance & Risk Management
Career Options:

Excel in the fields of:

  • Claims Adjustment
  • Underwriting
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Technology
*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration

✐ 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.

CIP Code: 52.1101.00
Included Courses:

  • International Economics
  • International Management
  • International Business Law
  • International Finance
  • Study Abroad
Career Options:

Excel in the fields of:

  • International Trade and Business
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Global Cross-Cultural Management
*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools 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
Bachelor of Business Administration

✐ 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:

Graduates pursue successful careers in:

  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Knowledge Systems Developer
  • E-Commerce Systems Developer
  • Information Systems Consultant
AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools 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
  • Development Representative
*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration

✐ Online or On Campus
Learn 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.

CIP Code: 52.0203.00
Included Courses:

  • Negotiating Skills and Techniques
  • Purchasing Management
  • Materials Management
  • Supply Chain Logistics Management
  • Advanced Purchasing and Supply Management Seminar
Career Options:

Pursue a career in:

  • Materials and Procurement
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Inventory Management
  • Operations
  • Sales and Consulting
*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Master of Business Administration

✐ On Campus
Take 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.

CIP Code: 52.0201.00
Included Courses:

  • Advanced Taxation
  • Accounting Research and Writing
  • Professionalism for Accountants
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Graduate Colloquium
Career Options:


  • Public Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Tax Consulting
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Auditor
*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Master of Business Administration

✐ Onlin 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

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

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

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: 23.0101.00​
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

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

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

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

Master of Security Management

✐ Online
The 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.

CIP Code: 43.0112.00
Included Courses:

  • MSM Core Classes (required to obtain the MSM degree)
  • Security Management for Executives
  • Cybercrime and Computer Forensics
  • Leadership, Motivation and Communications for Security Executives
  • Human Resource Management for Security Executives
  • Managerial Decision Making for Security Executives
  • Capstone (6 hours)
Career Options:

Enjoy a fulfilling career in:

  • Business Security
  • Security Management
  • Cyber Security

Traditional Security Concentration

  • Risk Assessment and Abatement
  • Legal Environment of the Security Executive
  • Global Perspectives of Security Management
  • Current Issues in Security Management
  • Projects in Security Management
Cybersecurity Concentration

  • Cybersecurity Program Design and Operations
  • Information Security - Focused on Data Security
  • Cyber-Network Security
  • Organizational Resilience
  • Cyber Operations
Master of Professional Accountancy

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 52.0301.00
Included Courses:

  • Advanced Taxation
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Accounting Research & Writing
  • Advanced Accounting Topics
  • Professionalism for Accountants
Graduates will be able to :


  • Formulate accounting strategies and develop valuable critical thinking skills to assess business risks and make business decisions using latest analytical tools.
  • Develop communication skills imperative for tomorrow's leaders.
  • Work productively with others to accomplish established goals.
  • Apply ethical principles and professional standards to make informed decisions.
*Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

✐ Online and On Campus
Develop 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.

CIP Code: 30.9999.40
Included Courses:

  • Professional Ethics
  • Administrative Communication
  • Information Technology Administration
  • Budgeting for Administrators
  • Project Administration
Career Options:


  • Human Resources
  • Business Management
  • Information Technology
Bachelor of Science

✐ On Campus
The 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.

CIP Code: 30.9999.01
Included Courses:

Eligible courses include:
  • Business & Technical Report Writing
  • Communication Theory
  • Ethics of Criminal Justice
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Communication
  • Child Psychology
Career Options:

Career field opportunities include:

  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Communications

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