UHV Undergraduate Computer Science Program Receives Accreditation | Readers’ stories

Undergraduate computer science students at the University of Houston-Victoria will now earn degrees accredited by a national engineering and technology board.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program at UHV College of Natural and Applied Sciences was recently accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The council is internationally recognized for its accreditation of college and university programs in disciplines such as applied and natural sciences, computer science, engineering, and engineering technology. Accreditation is retroactive to October 2019.

“We are thrilled to gain this accreditation for our institution,” said Chance Glenn, UHV Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. “ABET accreditation is an indication and validation of a level of quality and rigor for our computer science program. I would like to thank all the professors and program staff who took the time to prepare us for the exam and who responded to the recommendations that were made. The real beneficiaries are our students who can now be assured that the study program in which they are enrolled is among the best.

This is the latest of other major accreditations earned by UHV, including AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the National Association of School Psychologists.

“Achieving ABET accreditation is a tremendous achievement for UHV and its computer science students,” said Dmitry Sobolev, Acting Dean of the UHV College of Natural & Applied Science. “This underscores UHV’s commitment to excellence in higher education as well as providing quality programs that meet the needs of the communities we serve.”

UHV’s computer science faculty and staff have been working toward accreditation for three years, said Amjad Nusayr, associate professor and director of undergraduate computer science programs. During this time, faculty and support staff met with ABET representatives and developed a plan to achieve accreditation, which included changes to the university’s computer science curriculum to meet the high standards of ABET.

“This recognition of the UHV program is particularly beneficial for our students,” Nusayr said. “Many employers are looking for students who have completed ABET-accredited programs. Now our graduating students can put that on their resume and jump to the top of the hiring list. It also means that future students will have an added incentive to come to UHV to receive their diplomas. »

Nusayr, who led the accreditation effort, is grateful for the efforts and support of everyone involved in the process, the provost’s office and college faculty to support staff members both at the college and in other offices.

To learn more about UHV’s undergraduate computer science program, go to www.uhv.edu/natural-applied-science/undergraduate-degrees/computer-science or contact the College of Natural & Applied Science at 361-570-4101 or [email protected]

Ryan H. Bowman