West Houston students achieve excellence at UHV Katy

The University of Houston-Victoria at Katy offers a wide selection of academic programs all with the flexibility desired by 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.

“UHV is committed to providing an excellent higher education to students in Greater Houston and the Crossroads,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “No matter what phase of life our students are in, UHV is ready to help them make their mark. That’s why 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 22502 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 bachelor’s degrees for freshmen and transfer students, master’s degrees, residence halls and a wide assortment of student activities. The new UHV University Commons student center and library opened in August 2019, and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics building and a fourth residence hall will open this fall.

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.

“Getting my degree at UHV was an awesome experience, and I loved every single moment,” said Huan “Henry” Pham, a Houston resident who graduated in May with a Strategic Master of Business Administration with concentrations in marketing and management. “The journey was made great by my professors and study friends. With a team like that, it was easier to succeed.”

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 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.

Students studying in the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development can pursue degrees in a number of areas, including teaching, administration and supervision, educational technology, special education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis, and curriculum and instruction with a concentration in English as a Second Language/TESOL. The school also recently began offering a Master of Science in sport management.

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.