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Data Science Academic Programs at UH

It would be difficult to overstate the importance of data science today and in the foreseeable future. A certain level of competence in data science, even without a specialization in the subject, already provides an edge in a job search and it will soon become a pre-requisite for interesting and rewarding employment.

It is imperative that the education provided by the University of Houston reflect this changing environment for its graduates to find fulfilling and productive jobs. For these reasons a major emphasis of the HPE DSI is on Education. 

This program consist of 5 courses (15 credit hours) and can be completed in two semesters in most cases. There is a three-course common data science core followed by two domain-specific data-science-oriented courses in the student’s home department. One of the latter two courses can be project-oriented or consist of an internship in a Houston area company supervised by a UH faculty member. Internships are coordinated by the HPE DSI.

Data Science Minor

This is a minor for undergraduate students offered through the Department of Computer Science. The purpose of the data science minor is to infuse computational thinking into every discipline, going beyond technical skills, and using data science as a way to provide students with the knowledge of data analysis, critical thinking, and analytical solutions design.

This minor is not available to computer science majors or computer science minors.

Please visit the department of Computer Science website for more details and contact information.


There are several data-science intensive courses offered by various UH departments. The HPE DSI is also sponsoring some courses that are intended to be part of proposed future graduate and undergraduate degree programs. These courses are:

Fall 2019

  • COSC 6380 - Digital Image Processing
  • MATH 6382 - Probability Statistics

Current Programs


Engineering Data Science Oriented Courses

Here is a list of data science related courses currently offered by the Cullen College of Engineering. 



Data Science Training Courses