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University of Houston

Every year, students come from around the world to pursue graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Houston. What do they find when they get here?

Our students find more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors and nearly 200 graduate degree programs , including some that rank among the nation's best. They find the opportunity to conduct world-class research with award-winning faculty, like Ioannis A. Kakadiaris , who is working toward early detection of heart attack risk.

And they find a picturesque 667-acre campus in Houston, Texas , the energy capital of the world. In this international city, UH students find limitless opportunities to practice job skills, build professional networks, launch your career and have a lot of fun.

UH graduates can be found in leadership positions from Capitol Hill to community nonprofits. Our alumni have done it all from walking in space to leading major corporations to winning Olympic gold.

Discover more of what you will find at UH. Contact us or come visit . We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Academics

Majors and Minors

The University of Houston offers 120 undergraduate majors and minors , and several pre-professional programs leading to careers in medicine, law, pharmacy and more. We also offer comprehensive programs leading to teacher certification and a five-year, dual-degree program .

Cougars also have options among several special programs such as ROTC , Study Abroad , the Honors College and Undergraduate Scholars@UH . These programs can complement and enhance any degree at UH with additional skills, unique experiences and proud achievements.

Special Programs

The University of Houston has an assortment of opportunities if you seek a specialized educational experience that will prepare you for a challenging career in medicine, law, veterinary science, accounting or teaching. If you are looking for unique experiences to diversify your education and to create career success, programs such as the Honors College, ROTC and Study Abroad provide the perfect path to broadened horizons.

Pre-professional Programs

UH offers a number of programs that help you prepare for professional schools through special advising, career-related workshops and seminars, and more.

Five-Year, Dual-Degree Program

Certificate Programs

Education through Experience

In addition to a broad range of studies, UH offers opportunities to broaden your perspectives and create a unique educational experience. All undergraduates are invited to study abroad or join our College Success Program , where you'll find extra help in navigating the curriculum. For exceptionally motivated students, our Honors College , provides extraordinary opportunities in the classroom and beyond.

The University of Houston offers ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) programs for the U.S. Army , Air Force and Navy . As a ROTC student, you'll not only earn a college degree, you'll also graduate as an officer in the U.S. Armed Services. With ROTC's generous scholarship programs, you may be able to graduate debt free, too.

ROTC programs at UH combine academics and hands-on training and take only a few hours a week to complete.

Academic Advising

Academic Advisers will assist you in developing your degree plan. Where you go for advising depends on your major and the point at which you are in your college careers.

The UScholars Academic Advising Center is designed to assist undergraduate students with core curriculum and Texas Success Initiative information, especially during the first year of enrollment. Students who have declared their majors are served by advisers in the department of their major or college advisers. Pre-professional and Postbaccalaureate students are advised in the UScholars Academic Advising Center.

Although some advisers accept walk-ins, it is best to call ahead to schedule time with your advieor or to make certain an adviser is available.

Graduate & Professional Programs

The University of Houston offers nearly 200 graduate programs, many of them highly ranked. Some of UH's top-performing graduate programs include chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, developmental cognitive science, civil engineering, mathematics, electircal engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, Spanish language and literature, clinical psychology, kinesiology, vision science/physiological optics and mechanical engineering.

Whichever program you choose, you'll work closely with award-winning faculty and conduct original research . And you'll have full access to our world-class libraries and learning resources you need to succeed.

To find the graduate program that interests you, you may browse our program listings by college or check our master's , doctoral , certificate program and five-year degree listings.

*Beginning fall 2010 semester, all Health degrees (HLT) remain in the College of Education. If you are a current or prospective Health student, please contact an adviser in the College of Education. All other Health and Human performance (HHP) degrees will continue to be offered through HHP, which is now administratively located in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. If you are a current or prospective HHP student, please contact HHP academic advisers at http://hhp.uh.edu/advising .

Master's Degree Programs

From aerospace engineering to social work , the University of Houston offers a wide variety of programs leading to the master's degree:

Doctoral Programs

The University of Houston offers a wide array of programs leading to the doctoral degree. Whichever program you choose, you'll work closely with renowned scholars , conduct ground-breaking research and prepare for a dynamic future.

Doctoral programs include:

*Beginning fall 2010 semester, all Health degrees (HLT) remain in the College of Education. If you are a current or prospective Health student please contact an advisor in the College of Education. All other Health and Human Performance (HHP) degrees will continue to be offered through HHP, which is now administratively located in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Please contact HHP academic advisers if you are a current or prospective HHP student at, http://hhp.uh.edu/advising .

Certificate Programs

Looking to enhance your professional credentials? Consider one of the University of Houston's excellent certificate programs.

Designed specifically for working professionals, our certificate programs run the gamut from energy risk management to women's studies . They're taught by industry experts and award-winning UH faculty . Some programs are offered online ; others are scheduled on evenings and weekends. All provide the credentials you need to make things happen.

UH currently offers certificates in these areas:

College Certificate Individuals who are Eligible Business Education Engineering Law Center Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Natural Sciences and Mathematics Social Work Technology
Accounting (CAP) PB students admitted to UH for this program
Advanced Internal Audit Bauer Graduate Students
Audit Bauer Graduate Students
Business Consulting Bauer Graduate Students
Business Modeling and Decision Making Bauer Graduate Students
Economics of the Energy Value Chain Bauer Graduate Students
Energy Accounting and Finance Bauer Graduate Students
Energy Investment Analysis Bauer Graduate Students
Energy Risk Management Bauer Graduate Students
Financial Services Management Bauer Graduate Students
Leadership Bauer Graduate Students
Marketing Analysis Bauer Graduate Students
Product Management Bauer Graduate Students
Real Estate Management Bauer Graduate Students
Risk Management Bauer Graduate Students
Sales Leadership Bauer Graduate Students
Tax Bauer Graduate Students
Designing and Developing Education Graphics Education Graduate Students
Designing and Developing Educational Multimedia Education Graduate Students
Online Teaching and Learning Education Graduate Students
Principal Courses offered at UH to PB or Graduate students; certificate given by the state of Texas
Superintendent Courses offered at UH to PB or Graduate students; certificate given by the state of Texas
Professional Reading Specialist Courses offered at UH to PB or Graduate students; certificate given by the state of Texas
Teaching Courses offered at UH to PB or Graduate students; certificate given by the state of Texas
Cognitive Science in ECE Graduate Students
Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law Non-US LL.M. Students admitted to the foreign scholar LLM program
Health Law Non-US LL.M. Students admitted to the foreign scholar LLM program
International Law Non-US LL.M. Students admitted to the foreign scholar LLM program
African American Studies Graduate Students and PB students
Women's Studies Graduate Students and PB students
Chemical Biology Biochemistry and Chemistry Graduate students
Computational Math MSAM graduate students
Financial Math MSAM graduate students
Mathematical Statistics Option MSAM graduate students
Geographic Information Systems Graduate Students
Hydrogeology Graduate Students
Materials Science Chemistry and Physics Graduate Students
Gerontological Social Work Social Work Graduate Students
Health Disparities Social Work Graduate Students
Political Social Work Social Work Graduate Students
Trabajo Social Social Work Graduate Students
Construction Management Current Construction Management Graduate Students and PB students

Five-Year, Dual-Degree Programs

Graduate Academic Advising

Graduate students are encouraged to consult with advisers, faculty or staff of your college or degree program before each registration. You are required to fulfill the special requirements of the particular degree program in addition to the general requirements stipulated by the university. See the Graduate Catalog section on Planning for more information.

Contact your college or department to find your advisers. Although some advisers accept walk-ins, it is best to call ahead to schedule time with your adviser or to make sure walk-ins are welcome.

Pre-professional and Postbaccalaureate students are advised in the Academic Advising Center (formerly University Studies Division).

Future Residents

You'll find a whole world of opportunities, exciting adventures and lasting friendships at the University of Houston and where you choose to live is a big part of that experience. New students have the option to live in our on campus residential communities which are close to classes, athletic facilities and all the dining options. Find what you're looking for at the University of Houston!

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Parents

Sending your student to college can be an exciting, yet challenging experience. At UH, we do our best to make sure your student has everything they need to be successful. When students live on campus, they:

As the parent of a current or future Cougar, you probably have some questions and concerns about living on campus. Learn more about on-campus housing by clicking on the links below:



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