Colleges and Schools
University Studies Division
Director: Diana Velez, Ph.D., Princeton University
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Development and Retention (UADR), which reports to the Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Studies, Academic Affairs, is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of academic administrative and programmatic strategies in support of undergraduate academic development.
Associate Director: Sara Lee, M.A., University of Kansas
Associate Director: Catherine Murphy, M.A., University of Houston
The University Studies Division (USD) is designed to assist undergraduate students with core curriculum and Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) information at first enrollment. It also provides support and advisement for Pre-Professional Studies in the areas of Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Law. In addition, USD manages all undeclared students. Those students who have a declared major also have, in addition to the wide array of services available to them at USD, the services of their major department or college advisors.
The USD is the primary advising resource for:
The University Studies Division has responsibility for TASP screening and TASP advising, TASP compliance monitoring, and TASP remediation assignment. For current information, see the catalog web page at www.uh.edu/academics/catalog.
Students who choose not to declare a major at the point of admission to the University of Houston will be offered assistance through the USD that will help them later make an informed decision about a major field of study. All USD students must declare a major by the beginning of their junior year (60 credit hours), if they have not already done so.
The University Studies Division is responsible for the university-wide collection and coordination of advising information and advising policies. The USD's professional advising staff provides TASP compliance information, core curriculum, lower level prerequisite, and alternative major advising.
The University Studies Division's Academic Advising Center is located in room 320 of the Student Service Center and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. As a convenience to evening students, the center is also open Monday and Tuesday evenings to 6:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session.
For applications and admissions information:
Office of Admissions