The University of Houston-Clear Lake, popularly known as UHCL, offers a dynamic learning experience, specializing in upper-level undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Texas Legislature authorized UHCL in 1971 and classes began at the campus in 1974. It was earlier known as University of Houston at Clear Lake City. In 1983 it became autonomous and came to be known as The University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Students pursue undergraduate and graduate programs in art and design, business, communication and media, health, medical and social services, politics and government. A number of graduate and undergraduate certificate courses are also offered.
The university provides bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 fields of study and master’s degrees in over 40 fields of study under four schools:
- School of Business
- School of Education
- School of Human Sciences and Humanities
- School of Science and Computer Engineering
The School of Business offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in management, accounting and environmental management. The School of Education features a vast array of both bachelor’s and master’s programs which are fully accredited by both the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The School of Human Sciences and Humanities offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees under two interrelated clusters of Human Sciences (HS) and Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA). The School of Science and Computer Engineering (SCE) offers myriad academic courses in the graduate level under three broad heads of:
- Computer and Mathematics Division
- Natural Sciences Division
- Engineering Division
University of Houston – Clear Lake also offers online or evening classes, and has a number of off-campus learning centers.