The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) offers high-quality academic degrees consistent with the role of a regional public university. Plans within the college prepare graduates to enter fields in natural sciences, mathematics, computing and computer engineering. Individuals in the college’s plans are expected to develop skills in problem solving, independent study and critical thinking, and to be able to adapt knowledge to new situations and to the benefit of society. Students in these plans attain a sense of professional values and ethics as well as knowledge and skills relevant to their specific subject area. This sense of professional responsibility is essential if society is to benefit from the interfaces with advanced technology and science.
The college supports research and development directed toward producing new knowledge and identifying additional applications of existing knowledge. Dissemination of scientific knowledge through publications and presentations is encouraged, as well as professional service to local, regional, national and international communities.
Accreditations and Approvals
Various programs in CSE are accredited by the following organizations: The undergraduate degree programs in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems are accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The undergraduate degree program in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Chemistry Program has complete accreditation from the American Chemical Society (ACS). The undergraduate Occupational Safety and Health-Industrial Hygiene and Safety programs are accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The collaborative UHCL-UTMB Bachelor of Science in Biology-Master of Clinical Laboratory Sciences degree plan is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The College of Science and Engineering has six departments. The faculty of each department aspires to a professional model that includes balance among the components of the CSE mission: teaching, research and service.
Office of the Dean
Bayou Building 3611
Office of Academic Advising
Bayou Building 3611
Admission into a CSE Degree Plan
Records for degree-seeking undergraduate students are processed by the Office of Admissions and forwarded to the dean’s office for adviser assignment and completion of the degree plan.
Requirements for Undergraduate Plans
Undergraduate students are required to satisfy the university and major specific undergraduate degree requirements described in this catalog. Students pursuing bachelor’s degrees must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours (some degrees require a higher minimum hours).