Computer Science Program Mission
The mission of the Computer Science Program is to develop the skills and analytical abilities of its students, helping them become highly professional computer scientists capable of actively contributing to their communities and committed to lifelong learning, development, and success. Constant striving toward excellence in teaching and quality undergraduate research results in sustaining our renowned academic environment.
The mission of the Computer Science Program can be summarized as follows:
- Developing highly professional computer scientists capable of actively contributing to their communities.
- Supporting the commitment of students to lifelong learning, development, and success.
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the UHV Computer Science Program will have:
- acquired breadth and depth of skills in the necessary fields of Computer Science and mathematics to be able to design and implement computer-based solutions to commercial, scientific, and industrial problems and to provide system level support and development.
- learned to employ the necessary verbal, written, visual, and collaborative communication skills to be effective team members in multidisciplinary project settings.
- sharpened the sense of social responsibility and ethics essential in contributing to their community.
- acquired the skills necessary to achieve their career goals, whether employment at a reputable corporation, further study in a quality graduate program, or success in operating their own business.
- exhibited a concrete commitment to lifelong learning and development.
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The lower division courses required include Calculus I and II and 6 hours of programming selected from C++, Java, and/or .Net Framework.
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 provides $7,750 scholarships annually to 15 talented, low-income rural students with demonstrated financial need over a five-year period. The term “rural” for the purposes of this grant applies to VISD as well as smaller districts more traditionally considered rural. The project is led by Dr. Yun Wan, associate professor of computer science and chair of the STEM division, Dr. Beverly Tomek, associate professor of history and associate provost of university college and Dr. Joann Olson, associate professor of adult and higher education.
Beginning fall 2018, 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 or call Dr. Tomek directly at (361) 570-4145.
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Request information or call us at (361) 570-4848 to get started.
Already a student and need advising? Contact ArtsSciences@uhv.edu for an appointment.