The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Computer Science Concentration from UHV is designed for students with one of three goals:
- To work as a computer programmer, systems analyst or software engineer
- To teach computer science on the secondary level
- To pursue graduate studies in computer science, computer information systems or a related area
The computer science program emphasizes the development of the skills and analytical abilities necessary to specify, design, develop and manage computer-based solutions to commercial, scientific and industrial problems, and also to provide system level support and development. Easy access to state of-the-art computer facilities and software is available to all students in the program. Want to learn more? Request information on the programs that interest you.
Our CS Concentration is a general Computer Science degree that exposes students to all the main areas of the field, including various aspects of programming, software engineering, computer organization, structure of programming languages, data base, operating systems and discrete mathematics. Students have opportunities to further their knowledge in more advanced and specialized subjects through concentration courses and electives in computer architecture, computer graphics, software project management, artificial intelligence, telecommunication & networks, numerical analysis, computer security, Java, Internet and Intranet, just to name a few areas. Students can find computer science jobs in a variety of organizations, both commercial and governmental. Some continue in Computer Science graduate work or internships.
The lower division courses required include Calculus I and II and 6 hours of programming selected from Pascal, C/C++, Java, or Ada with at least 3 hours in C/C++ Programming (preferably 6).
The Department is a member of the Microsoft Academic Alliance and the Oracle Academic Initiative programs. This gives students opportunities to work with the computer industry standards in software development.
We also offer a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems.
Please contact Arts and Sciences for more information.
STEM ERA Scholarship Application
Improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education in a Rural Area (ERA)
A National Science Foundation grant recently received by the University of Houston-Victoria has a goal of helping students majoring in mathematics and computer science. The grant will provide $7,750 scholarships annually to 15 talented, low-income rural students with demonstrated financial need over a five-year period. Students enrolled in Victoria Independent School District are eligible to apply for the grant. The project will be led by Dr. Alireza Tavakkoli, UHV associate professor of computer science and chair of UHV’s STEM division.
Beginning in the fall, scholarships will be awarded to students. The following academic year, a new building will become available to the students. UHV anticipates its new 63,000-square-foot STEM building to be finished by August 2019. The building will be located on campus in front of University Center and will include lab space for biology, physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, computer science, microbiology, computer engineering and mathematics. It also will feature classrooms, faculty and staff offices, an immersive 210-degree screen lab, a seminar room and gathering spaces. Thanks to this expansion, UHV will have the ability to add additional programs, such as engineering, in the future.
Students can complete the STEM ERA Scholarship Application online, and for more information about the grant or how to apply for scholarships, email Dr. Alireza Tavakkoli or call him directly at 361-570-4204.
Contact Your Advisor
Mr. Sanchez is available at the Victoria campus for advising. Advisors help students with 45 or more hours via face-to-face, phone, or email. Students with fewer than 45 hours will need to contact a Student Success Coach for advisement. Appointments are required. Please call (361) 570-4201 to schedule an appointment.