The University of Houston-Downtown will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Lone Star College-Atascocita Center, 15903 West Lake Houston Parkway, to introduce its new business degree program that will be available there this fall.
“A vital part of UHD’s mission is to offer high quality business education to prepare students for immediate entry into the local business community,” said Don Bates, dean of UHD’s College of Business. “The Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in General Business is a strong interdisciplinary business program that provides students with a solid general education foundation and an understanding of the fundamental theories and procedures of business functions.
“Our degree program is designed to provide students with the background and skills to become entrepreneurs or pursue careers in the corporate world.”
UHD’s program at LSC’s Atascocita Center is geared toward people who want to continue working full time while pursuing their educational goals part time, he said. The program was designed in collaboration with Lone Star College and students can complete their first two years of core courses at LSC and transition to UHD to complete their bachelor’s degree.
“We understand that working students have a limited amount of time to attend classes. We have developed a format that will enable students at the Atascocita Center to complete the final two years of requirements for their bachelor’s degree in as little as two years while going to school part time,” said Louis Evans, UHD Executive Director of Distance Education.
Students are able to complete the requirements because of UHD’s concentrated, “hybrid” format that combines face-to-face class time with online class time in eight-week terms.
“This concentrated format allows full-time working students to focus on fewer courses at one time, become more fully immersed and gain in-depth knowledge in the subject,” Bates said. “It more closely matches the learning style of full-time employed students.”
Bates also guaranteed that once students start the program, the courses necessary for them to complete it at Atascocita Center and graduate “will not be canceled for any reason…” Additional majors and classes may be added as demand warrants.
UHD and Lone Star College have created a joint admission partnership to help students make the transition into the four-year university. Joint admission means students are actually admitted to both institutions while attending one and/or the other, Evans said.
For information on the general business degree program or joint admissions at Atascocita, contact UHD Distance Education Advisors Herb Rebhun at 713-237-5407 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Maria Estrada at 713-237-5405 or email@example.com. Students can apply online at http://www.applytexas.org/.