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College of Science and Engineering

Meet today's toughest challenges head-on with an education from the College of Science and Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Our students answer pressing questions and solve real-world problems across more than 20 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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Innovation and creativity will fuel your studies at UHCL, and our small class sizes ensure you’ll have ample guidance from expert faculty every step of the way. Top-of-the-line campus labs offer specialized research in fields as diverse as biotechnology, computer security, plasma physics, marine ecology, robotics and more.

Beyond the classroom, internship and research opportunities abound alongside top organizations like NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, Boeing and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Our alumni have built careers tackling earth's most difficult challenges from beneath the waves to above the stratosphere, and soon you'll be ready to join them.


Alum credits UHCL for a successful environmental science career

As a hazard analyst for emergency planning at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Bernadette Guillermo travels to various Department of Energy (DOE) facilities across the United States, employing her expertise gained from the University of Houston- Clear Lake (UHCL). Today she credits UHCL for her successful career, where she plays a critical role in emergency planning and preparedness. Read the full story.

Bernadette Guillermo during her internship with LyondellBasell in Houston.


Student says Hawk Leadership Institute fueled personal growth, leadership skills

The Hawk Leadership Institute at University of Houston-Clear Lake is a leadership learning community for incoming first-year students like Hannah Philip, who transferred to UH-Clear Lake after completing her associate’s at Robert Turner College and Career High School in Pearland.

Barrios Technology establishes scholarship endowment for STEM students at UHCL

Barrios Technology, a woman-owned aerospace company, has established a scholarship endowment at University of Houston- Clear Lake to help students overcome financial hurdles in acquiring a college education. The company has a long history of supporting STEM-focused initiatives at the university, including equal access for all students.

Center for Robotics Software

The Center for Robotics Software was conceived during consultation with key members of NASA and the local community. The center leverages the technical infrastructure that exists between NASA, academia and industry to identify and solve challenging automation and robotics problems.