Undergraduate Catalog Archive: Fall 2010 - Summer 2011
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University of Houston General Policies

Introduction to the Undergraduate Studies Catalog

The Undergraduate Studies catalog acquaints students with the policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and responsibilities and rights affecting them.

It provides answers to most questions concerning academic and administrative requirements for admission, enrollment (registration), retention, financial aid, student life, degree requirements, and graduation.

All students are responsible for observing the standards and regulations governing this institution as published in this catalog and in other official publications.


The University of Houston reserves the right to change the provisions of this catalog, including, but not limited to, degree requirements, course offerings, fees, and listings in the calendar as necessitated by university or legislative action.

Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity

The University of Houston is fully committed to the principle of providing equality of treatment and opportunity to all persons in an environment which appreciates and respects the diversity of the community it serves. University policy prohibits discrimination in employment and educational services based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation, except where such a distinction is required by law, and promotes the full realization of equal opportunity through an affirmative action program.

For more information concerning this policy, contact:

Office of Affirmative Action/EEO
University of Houston
153 Student Service Center 2
Houston, TX 77204-3020

Other University Policies

Information on other University of Houston policies, including the Academic Honesty Policy, Student Life Policies, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy, AIDS Policy, Smoking Policy, and the Sexual Harassment Policy, can be found in the Student Handbook published by and available in the Dean of Students Office.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Houston is to discover and disseminate knowledge through the education of a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students, and through research, artistic and scholarly endeavors, as it becomes the nation's premiere public university in an urban setting. In this role, the University of Houston applies its expertise to the challenges facing the local, state, national, and international communities, and it establishes and nurtures relationships with community organizations, government agencies, public schools, and the private sector to enhance the educational, economic, and cultural vitality of Houston and Texas.

UH System Strategic Principles

Along with the other UH System universities, the University of Houston pursues the following strategic principles established by the UH System Board of Regents:

Strategic Principle 1. The UH System universities will continue to strive for academic excellence in all undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, as well as in research and public service.

Strategic Principle 2. The universities of the UH System will continue to provide broad access to higher education opportunities in the upper Gulf Coast region and Texas.

Strategic Principle 3. The diversity of the UH System universities is a strength that distinguishes us among universities nationwide. Increasingly, the faculty, staff, administration, and students of our universities will reflect the diversity of Houston.

Strategic Principle 4. The cornerstone of higher education is the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, through which the UH System universities will enrich the educational experience of students, enhance the cultural life of our constituents, and contribute to economic development.

Strategic Principle 5. Partnerships with business, industry, government, the community, and alumni are critical to achieving institutional goals of excellence and ensuring the financial health of the UH System universities.

Strategic Principle 6. Faculty and staff constitute the most valuable assets of the UH System universities. As such they must have access to career opportunities that are competitive with those at other universities.

Strategic Principle 7. Partnerships among the UH System universities, public schools, and community colleges are critical to increasing the college-going rates of Texas students to the national average.

Strategic Principle 8. The universities of the UH System will be accountable for student learning and for the effective use of resources.

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University of Houston
Office of the Senior Vice President
for Academic Affairs
203 E Cullen Building
Houston, Texas 77204-2019

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Catalog Publish Date: August 19, 2010
This Page Last Updated: August 18, 2010
Effective Date of Archive: January 13, 2011