University of Houston–Downtown College of Sciences and Technology
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The University of Houston–Downtown: College of Sciences and Technology (CST) prepares students for careers or post-graduate study and research in the sciences, technology, mathematics and computer science.
The UHD Scholars Academy is an academically competitive program within the College of Sciences and Technology at the University of Houston-Downtown that promotes scholarship and student success for undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Departments and Programs
The following departments and degrees are:
- Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
- Computer Science
- Applied Mathematics (B.A./B.S.)
- Applied Statistics
- Department of Engineering and Technology (ET)
- Control and Instrumentation
- Fire Protection Engineering Technology
- Structural Analysis and Design
- Safety Management
- Department of Natural Sciences (NS)
- Biological and Physical Sciences
- Biological and Physical Sciences with Teacher Certification
- Chemistry with Emphasis in Biochemistry
- Chemistry with Emphasis in Environmental Sciences
- Chemistry with Emphasis in Forensic Sciences
- Industrial Chemistry
The UHD Scholars Academy (SA) is an academically competitive program in the College of Science and Technology (CST) that promotes scholarship and student success for UHD undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). A major part of our mission is to increase the number of academically capable students graduating with degrees in the STEM fields, and to increase the number of those choosing to further pursue graduate and professional degrees. This competitive program is made possible by The Brown Foundation, Inc., National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Army Research Office, U.S. Department of Education, Welch Foundation, and UHD Donors.
Most Scholars are graduates of Houston area high schools; however, many are also international students.
Scholars participate in special extracurricular activities and classes. They enroll in small mathematics and science classes taught by selected full-time faculty (no graduate teaching assistants). Scholars participate in academic seminars, fieldtrips to STEM-related sites, and research internships.
Science Research Programs at UHD
Each departments have their own research programs.