New course, degree offering coming next fall for University of Houston students at Katy, Sugar Land campuses
New degree and courses offering will be available next fall for students attending the University of Houston Katy and Sugar Land campuses after the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved plans on Jan. 23 to offer three new undergraduate engineering degrees in Katy. Plans were also approved for the UH Bauer College of Business to offer upper division classes at the UH at Sugar Land campus.
“The UH at Katy and UH at Sugar Land instructional sites offer a University of Houston Tier One education to residents across our region in disciplines that are in great demand,” Paula Myrick Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost said in a press release. “These new undergraduate classes and programs are yet another step in making higher education and a UH degree accessible to the greater Houston metropolitan area.”
77彩票网appBeginning in the fall 2020 semester, the UH Cullen College of Engineering will begin offering undergraduate degrees in computer engineering and analytics, construction engineering and systems engineering at UH at Katy. Students will be able to complete all classes for the four-year degree in Katy through a collaboration with Houston Community College, the UH/Houston Community College (HCC) Engineering Academy in Katy. Engineering courses will be taught by UH faculty with lower division classes and core requirements, such as math and English, to be offered through HCC., according to J.R. Rao, associate dean for UH Engineering in Katy. Enrollment for the new degree programs will start with the freshman class in fall 2020. Rao said enrollment is expected to grow to about 750 students if classes are full, with roughly 180 graduates anticipated each year. Currently, the UH Katy campus offers a master’s degree and a certificate in subsea engineering at UH.
The new business course offerings will allow Sugar Land UH students the chance to complete the first three years of a bachelor’s degree in business administration at a campus near home for the first time.
For Sugar Land students, college officials say a 2+1+1 arrangement will be available that would allow students the opportunity to complete the first two years of their degree at a community college, such as Wharton Junior College which shares the Sugar Land UH campus. Students will be able to take third-year classes in Sugar Land and attend classes on the UH campus for their senior year.
“Our mission at the Bauer College is to offer leading-edge, student-centered education that is both accessible and affordable,” Bauer Dean Paul A. Pavlou said. “Bringing Bauer courses to Sugar Land and giving students the option to earn their degrees closer to home is part of our mission to make our offerings flexible and convenient for students.”
Jay Neal, associate vice president for academic affairs and chief operating officer at UH at Sugar Land and UH at Katy, said expanding offers at the two campuses has been an intentional process.
“We want to provide our students with courses and degree plans that have relevance to the industry around us," Neal said in a press release. "As leaders and good neighbors, we want to be part of what strengthens the community."
The UH College of Nursing offers both undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees at UH at Sugar Land, as well as a bachelor’s degree and some graduate classes at UH at Katy. The UH College of Technology also offers a number of classes in Sugar Land, including for its degree programs in biotechnology and digital media. For more information about the University of Houston, visit uh.edu