West Houston students achieve excellence at UHV Katy

The University of Houston-Victoria at Katy offers a wide selection of academic programs for students ready to finish a bachelor’s degree or pursue a master’s degree in the classroom or online.

Classes are affordable, and students don’t have to leave West Houston – or even their own home.

It’s no wonder readers of the Katy Times have voted UHV as the Best College in Katy four years in a row, and readers of Living Magazine named UHV as Best College/University in Katy/Fulshear two years in a row.

“UHV provides a quality, affordable higher education to students in Greater Houston and the Crossroads,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “Whether our students are traditional undergraduates or working professionals, UHV is ready to help them make their mark. We offer quality courses in Katy, Victoria and online to meet the needs of all our students.”

In fall 2019, UHV Katy moved into a new instructional site at 22400 Grand Circle Blvd. near I-10 and the Grand Parkway. The three-story, 80,000-square-foot building shared with UH includes labs, studios, conference rooms, study niches, offices and a multi-purpose room.

For students who want a more traditional college experience, UHV’s main campus in Victoria offers more than 80 academic programs, including bachelor’s degrees for freshmen and transfer students and master’s degrees. Students also have access to residence halls and a wide assortment of student activities. The UHV University Commons student center and library opened in August 2019, and UHV University South, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics building, will open later this spring.

Regardless of where or how students attend UHV, the qualified faculty and small class sizes will ensure they receive the personal attention and encouragement needed to succeed.

“All of the professors have been so helpful and supportive,” said Quyen Trinh, a Houston resident who graduated in December with a Bachelor of Science in education with a concentration in early childhood to grade six. “They all teach real-world lessons about what we can expect in the classroom and life lessons. The faculty always pushes us to be our best, and I appreciate that.”

UHV has agreements with many Houston area community colleges, allowing for a seamless transfer to the university. Students can choose to pursue degrees in a variety of fields through UHV’s three academic schools: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, and Education, Health Professions & Human Development.

In the School of Arts & Sciences, transferring students have a choice of many undergraduate majors, particularly in the computer science field. Graduate programs are available in several growing fields, such as master’s degrees in computer science or forensic psychology, or a Specialist in school psychology degree. In addition, the school recently added a Master of Arts in criminal justice that is offered online.

The School of Business Administration offers Bachelor and Master of Business Administration programs with concentrations that include accounting, finance, human resources management, management and marketing. Students can earn an MBA for less than $17,500. UHV’s business programs are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide achieve this distinction.

The School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development offers undergraduate degrees in teaching, health studies, kinesiology and nursing, and graduate degrees in sport management, curriculum and instruction, counseling, administration and supervision, educational technology and special education. Popular graduate programs and concentrations include English as a Second Language/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, dyslexia, superintendent and educational technology.

Learn more about the available degree programs and certifications offered at UHV Katy by contacting 281-396-3700 or katyrecruitment@uhv.edu. More information about UHV’s degrees can be found at www.uhv.edu/majors-degrees.