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Information Technology Program

Program Overview/Mission

UHCL's Information Technology Program emphasizes both theory and hands-on application, with a Bachelor of Science option and a Bachelor of Applied Science option. Information technology (IT) plays a major role in most industries, from finance to health care. This increases the likelihood that you will have career longevity as a graduate of UHCL's Information Technology program. IT professionals and specialists can perform a wide range of tasks, including utilizing technology, existing systems and software and applications to create/solve specific problems. They also maintain the databases, upgrade computer software, and set up and maintain the servers on which the company's applications run. 

The Bachelor of Science aims to prepare you for a technology job in any number of key and growing industries. As a graduate of this program, you can choose from many occupations related to cyber security, computer systems, digital forensics, web, database and more.

The Bachelor of Applied Science prepares you to take a job serving on a technology team for a commercial, industrial, educational or governmental institution. Graduates of this program have stepped into roles as varied as assisting with computer issues, overseeing computer and network systems, assisting with new technologies, working in forensics labs or setting web pages, to name a few. The B.A.S. is a transfer degree and requires you to transfer in a minimum of 33 credits-15 of which are technical credits-in order to enroll in the program.


Program Degrees


Minors

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), College of Science and Engineering
  • Special Requirements
    Applicants who have earned associate degrees must meet the university's transfer admissions requirements. Applicants who do not meet the transfer admissions requirements may be reconsidered through departmental review or admissions appeals.
  • Track Offered
    B.A.S. – Information Technology*

*This plan is not available to UHCL freshmen. It is exclusively available to qualified transfer students seeking their first bachelor’s degree. Qualified transfer students must transfer a minimum of 33 hours which must include at least 15 hours of technical electives.


Additional Admission Information

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Program Faculty

Krishani Abeysekera
Krishani Abeysekera

Krishani Abeysekera

Senior Lecturer/System Administrator of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3831
Email: abeysekera@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 165

Faculty Bio

Khondker Shajadul Hasan
Khondker Shajadul Hasan, Ph.D.

Khondker Hasan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3842
Email: hasank@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 224

Faculty Bio

Lisa Lacher
Lisa Lacher

Lisa Lacher

Program Chair of Information Technology and Associate Professor of Information Technology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3885
Email: Lacher@UHCL.edu
Office: Delta 161

Faculty Bio

Charles Phillips
Charles Phillips

Charles E. Phillips Jr.

Lecturer of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3837
Email: Phillips@UHCL.edu
Office: B3128

Faculty Bio

Kewei Sha
Dr. Kewei Sha

Kewei Sha

Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3874
Email: sha@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 148

Faculty Bio