University of Houston-Downtown

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Basic Information

Address: 1 Main Street
Phone Number: 7132218000
President: Juan Sánchez Muñoz

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Additional Information

School Type: Urban, Four Year, Commuter
Degrees Offered:

Accounting (B.B.A)
Applied Administration (B.A.A.S.)
Applied Statistics (B.S.)
Applied Statistics with Concentration in Biostatistics (B.S.)
Applied Statistics with Secondary Mathematics Teacher Certification (B.S.)
Biological and Physical Sciences (B.S.)
Biological and Physical Sciences with Secondary Level Teacher Certification (B.S.)
Biology (B.S.)
Biology with Environmental Biosciences Concentration (B.S.)
Biology with Microbiology Concentration (B.S.)
Biology with Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Concentration (B.S.)
Biotechnology (B.S.)
Chemistry (B.S.)
Chemistry with an Environmental Chemistry Concentration (B.S.)
Chemistry with Biochemsitry Concentration (B.S.)
Chemistry with Forensice Science Concentration (B.S.)
Chemistry with Industrial Chemistry Concentration (B.S.)
Communication Studies (B.A)
Computer Science (B.S.)
Control and Instrumentation Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T)
Criminal Justice (B.A.A.S)
Criminal Justice (B.S.)
Data Science (B.S.)
Early Childhood and Family Strengths (B.A.A.S)
English (B.A)
Finance (B.B.A)
Fine Arts (B.A)
General Business (B.B.A)
Geosciences with Environmental Geology Concentration (B.S.)
Geosciences with Geochemistry Concentration (B.S.)
Geosciences with Petroleum Geotechnology Concentration (B.S.)
Health and Behavioral Science (B.S.)
History (B.A.)
Humanities (B.A.)
Insurance and Risk Management (B.B.A)
Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.)
Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Certification) (B.A.)
International Business (B.B.A)
Management (B.B.A)
Management Information Systems (B.B.A)
Marketing (B.B.A)
Mathematics (B.A.)
Mathematics (B.S.)
Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics Teacher Certification (B.A.)
Nursing (B.S.N)
Philosophy (B.A.)
Political Science (B.S.)
Psychology (B.S.)
Safety Management (B.A.A.S.)
Social Sciences (B.A.)
Social Sciences (B.S.)
Social Work (B.S.W.)
Sociology (B.S.)
Spanish (B.A.)
Structural Analysis and Design Option in Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.)
Supply Chain Management (B.B.A)
Technical Communications (B.S.)

Accounting (M.B.A.)
Business Development/Sales Management (M.B.A.)
Criminal Justice (M.S.)
Data Analytics (M.S)
Finance (M.B.A.)
Human Resources (M.B.A.)
International Business (M.B.A.)
Investment Management (M.B.A.)
Leadership (M.B.A.)
Master of Security Management (M.S.M.)
MAT - Curriculum and Instruction
MAT with Texas Teacher Certification
Non-Profit Management (M.A.)
Project Management and Process Improvement (M.B.A.)
Rhetoric and Composition (M.A.)
Supply Chain Management (M.B.A.)
Technical Communication (M.S.)

School Setting:

Founded in 1974, we are located right in the heart of Downtown Houston, one of the nation's most culturally diverse metropolitan areas. So naturally, we've created an environment that welcomes and embraces students from all backgrounds.

School Size: 14,265
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1
School Holidays:
Housing Availability:

No housing.

Diversity: UHD is a Hispanic Serving and Minority Serving institution and our population reflects this diversity.


Financial Aid:

Scholarships, grants, and awards are based on academic merit, talent, and need.

Disability Services:

​​Disability Services at the University of Houston-Downtown is committed to student success. In alignment with the University's overall efforts, the Office of Disability Services strives to empower students, foster independence, and improve academic achievement and career development.

Our staff, along the UHD community, helps students to discover, develop, and reach their full academic potential and abilities.


The Office of Student Activities is dedicated to supporting the educational mission of the University of Houston-Downtown by enriching students' college experience outside the classroom. Through a collaborative, holistic approach it is our mission to enhance student learning and personal development through our social, cultural, community engagement and leadership programs. The Office of Student Activities is committed to providing programs and events that complement our students' in-the-classroom experience to help them to develop their life and leadership skills. ​


Student Activities at UHD provides various opportunities for students to get involved.
Here you can:

  • join a student organization to interact with other students, faculty, and staff members with similar interest and stay connected.
  • create an organization if we not have any to match your interest.

With over 90 student organizations, the possibilities are endless.


UHD enjoys a robust sports and fitness program. Membership to Sports & Fitness is open to all current UHD students, and employees at no additional charge. Memberships may be purchased by UHD alumni (must be UHD graduates) and current UHD Criminal Justice Cadets.

Additionally, UHD is part of intramural and club sports in power lifting, basketball, baseball, volleyball and much more.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

UHD offers parking on campus with the purchase of a parking permit.


From the day our doors opened more than 40 years ago, UHD has expanded to serve the educational needs of America's fourth-largest city. Now, UHD offers bachelors degrees in 44 areas of study and eight masters degrees.

Study Abroad:

The University of Houston-Downtown offers a variety of international education opportunities throughout the world. Options range from week-long faculty-led trips to full semester immersion experiences. All of these programs provide countless opportunities to explore intercultural issues outside of the classroom and around the world. Visit the study abroad office today to find a program that's right for your major and budget!

Admissions Requirements:

Freshmen criteria.
Transfer criteria.

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

Admissions deadlines.

Mission Statement:

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor's and selected master's degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Area, and through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service and scholarly research to develop students' talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The University of Houston-Downtown will be a premier city university engaging every student in high-impact educational experiences and ensuring that students graduate with 21st century skills.