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Academic Programs and Centers

Three deans and two associate deans oversee academic programming and services at the UTSA Downtown Campus. These administrators are responsible for all academic issues including implementing division and college policies, student advising and identifying faculty needed to facilitate delivery of academic programs at the Downtown Campus.

The College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, The College of Public Policy, the Department of Counseling, the Department of Educational Psychology and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies are located at the Downtown Campus. Coursework pertaining to their degrees is available at this campus.

The Downtown Campus Undergraduate Academic Advising Center includes advisors for undergraduate students majoring in Architecture, Construction Science & Management, Criminal Justice, Infancy and Childhood Studies, Interior Design, Mexican American Studies and Public Administration.

Downtown Campus Undergraduate Advising Office
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.304)
210-458-2550

Follow these links to learn more about the various undergraduate and graduate programs available at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

Colleges

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

College of Architecture, Construction and Planning

John D. Murphy, Dean
MNT 3.360, 210-458-3090

Architecture
Construction Science and Management
Interior Design

College of Education and Human Development

Betty Merchant, Dean
DB 4.226, 210-458-2610

Infancy and Childhood Studies
Mexican American Studies

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Steve Levitt, Associate Dean
BV 4.384, 210-458-4353

Communication
English
History (including American Studies)
Psychology
Sociology

College of Public Policy

Rogelio Saenz, Dean
DB 4.228, 210-458-2606

Criminal Justice
Public Administration

College of Sciences

Craig T. Jordan, Ph.D. J.D., Associate Dean
FS 4.528, 210-458-2570, 210-458-5926

Biology
Mathematics

 

College

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

College of Architecture, Construction and Planning

John D. Murphy, Dean
MNT 3.360, 210-458-3090

  • Architecture
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Graduate Certificates

    • Historic Preservation
    • Urban and Regional Planning

    College of Education and Human Development

    DTC College Office
    DB 4.226, 210-458-2610

    Counseling

    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • School Counseling
    • Counselor Education and Supervision*

    Educational Psychology

    • School Psychology

    Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

    • Educational Leadership (P-12)**
    • Educational Leadership (Higher Education Administration)**
    • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (P-12)
    • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (University and College)

    Graduate Certificates

    • Higher Education Administration

    College of Public Policy

    Rogelio Saenz, Dean
    DB 4.228, 210-458-2606

    • Applied Demography*
    • Criminal Justice and Criminology
    • Public Administrtion
    • Social Work

    * denotes a Ph.D. program
    ** denotes an Ed.D. program



    Academic Centers


    The UTSA Downtown Campus is home to 11 academic centers among the three colleges based on campus. These centers engage with the community in various ways while conducting research to advance their fields.

    Center for Cultural Sustainability

    Location: MNT 1.161
    Phone: 210-458-3178
    Website

    The mission of the Center for Cultural Sustainability is to explore the continuity of the cultural systems of human existence. Cultural sustainability includes consideration, understanding and respect for heritage - identities and values that bind people to places. This center is part of the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning.


    Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research

    Location: MNT 1.148
    Website

    The Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research supports the College of Architecture's graduate programs in urban and regional planning (Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning) by bringing together students, staff and faculty from within the University of Texas at San Antonio to address community planning, economic, infrastructure, environmental, housing and development issues impacting Texas and the border region.This center is part of the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning.


    Policy Studies Center

    Location: BV 4.304
    Phone: 210-458-2545
    Website

    The Policy Studies Center is an interdisciplinary center of the UTSA College of Public Policy that focuses on service, policy issues, and applied research in the areas of demography, criminal justice, public administration, and social work. The center provides support services to these fields in the form of data collection, program evaluation, grant writing, planning, training and workshops, research assistance and education.


    Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development (CELPPD)

    Location: DB 4.226
    Phone: 210-458-3068
    Website

    The CELPPD focuses on contemporary issues related to P-20 educational leadership, policy, and providing professional development opportunities. The center is part of the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.


    Center for Research and Policy in Education

    Location: BV 4.356
    Website

    The Center for Research and Policy in Education is focused on research and policy dealing with the success of students across the P-20 educational system.


    Center for the Well-Being of Military Children and Families

    Location: BV 1.302F & 1.302G
    Phone: 210-458-5967
    Website

    The Center's vision is to enhance the daily experiences of military families. The Center's mission is the holistic engagement with the often-challenging circumstances families experience in military services, with particular attention to the well-being of military-connected children.


    National Center for Accelerated Schools

    Location: FS 4.418
    Phone: 210-458-2414
    Website

    In 2014, UTSA became the hub for a national program that focuses on school improvement in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. The program provides high quality instruction in communities through partnerships with parents, staff and faculty -- in essence, seeking change from within a struggling campus or community. The UTSA center serves the southwest region and serves as the main base for additional satellite centers throughout the country. It is part of the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.


    Plaza de Lectura/The Reading Place

    Location: BV 3.350
    Phone: 210-458-2649
    Website

    The UTSA Reading Place offers assistance in reading and writing to San Antonio area children. In addition, the UTSA Reading Place provides training for university students through teaching experiences and conducts research on problems in literacy learning. The UTSA Reading Place is part of the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.


    Psychological Assessment and Consultation Center (PACC)

    Location of PACC Lab: DB 4.228
    Location of PACC Clinic: DB 4.120
    Phone: 210-458-2845
    Website

    The PACC lab and clinic are used by students in the Masters in School Psychology program. Although primarily used as a training facility where students have access to psychological assessment materials, work areas, books and reference materials, and evaluation rooms, students also provide psychological, educational, and consultation services to area schools, staff, and families. The center is part of the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.


    Sarabia Family Counseling Center (SFCC)

    Location: DB 3.304
    Phone: 210-458-2055
    Website

    The SFCC provides free counseling and psycho-educational services to the community for individuals, couples and families. Services are provided by master and doctoral level counseling students and are supervised by university faculty. The SFCC is part of the UTSA Department of Counseling within the College of Education and Human Development.


    Teacher Education: Autism Model (TEAM) Center

    Location: DB 0.220
    Phone: 210-458-2007
    Website

    The UTSA TEAM Center functions as a "teaching hospital" for training teachers to use scientifically validated procedures for teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other intellectual disabilities. The TEAM classroom provides early intensive behavioral intervention to children with autism (through age five) and their families residing in Bexar County. The TEAM Center is a part of the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching within the College of Education and Human Development.