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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Houston

Houston, TX

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Communication
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Architecture
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Painting
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Sculpture
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBusiness/marketing, Engineering, Communication/journalism, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesNo online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty1,501
Part-Time Faculty765
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
85%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 10% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 37% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings2,860,248
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus1006
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial InstructionOffered
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Fine Arts, Master of Industrial Engineering, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Chemical Engineering, Master of Electrical Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Music, Master of Science in Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Technology, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Mechanical Engineering, Master of Petroleum Engineering
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Law
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Law
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Vision Sciences
  • Writing
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Law
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health Education
  • Health Law
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Optometry
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Taxation
  • Vision Sciences
  • Writing
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