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B.A. Communication Studies

Communication Studies (B.A.)

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.

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
B.A. English

English (B.A.)

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.

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
B.A. Fine Arts

Fine Arts (B.A.)

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.

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
B.S. Health & Behavioral Science

Health & Behavioral Science (B.S.)

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.

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
  • Health Education
B.A. History

History (B.A.)

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.

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
B.A. Humanities

Humanities (B.A.)

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.

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

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

M.A. Non-Profit Management

Masters in Non-Profit Management (M.A.)

Online

Designed in part by the city’s most prominent nonprofit 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.

Included Courses:

  • Strategic Planning in Nonprofit Sector
  • Management of Nonprofit Organization
  • Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Program Assessment and Evaluation
  • Resourcing the Nonprofit Organization
  • Budgeting and Accounting for Nonprofit Management

Career Options:

Enjoy a fulfilling career as a:

  • Fundraiser
  • Strategic Planner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketer

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

M.A. Rhetoric and Composition

Masters in Rhetoric and Composition (M.A.)

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.

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
M.S. Technical Communications

Masters in Technical Communications (M.S.)

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.

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 variety of career fields, including:

  • Technical Writing
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Medical Industry
B.A. Philosophy

Philosophy (B.A.)

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.

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
B.S. Political Science

Political Science (B.S.)

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.

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
B.S. Psychology

Psychology (B.S.)

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.

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

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

B.A. Social Sciences

Social Sciences (B.A.)

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.

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
B.S. Social Sciences

Social Sciences (B.S.)

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.

Included Courses:

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

Career Options:

Excel in fields such as:

  • Administrative Support
  • Criminology
  • Editorial Work
  • Human Resources
B.S. Sociology

Sociology (B.S.)

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.

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
B.A. Spanish

Spanish (B.A.)

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.

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
B.S. Professional Writing

Technical Communication (B.S.)

Online or 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.

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

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.

*The University of Houston-Downtown, does not currently offer online courses to residents of the following states and territories: American Samoa, Guam, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.