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Listed below are all majors available to students at the University of Houston. Click on a major to see a brief description, a link to the undergraduate catalog, which would provide major requirements, information on requirements to declare this major, and potential careers related to this major. Change of major requirements are subject to change annually, so be sure to check with the advisor of your intended major for any changes. Please see the contact list to find an advisor in your prospective major.

Accounting

C. T. Bauer College of Business
Link to Catalog | Link to College Change of Major Information

Studies in Accountancy & Taxation prepare students for measuring and analyzing the income, costs, sources and uses of funds of an organization on the basis of certain generally accepted principles. Such measurements and analyses are helpful to those directly responsible for attaining production, marketing and financial objectives. The goals of the undergraduate program in accounting are to provide graduates with the ability to: Record, analyze, and interpret financial and other information, Identify and diagnose accounting problems, Communicate business information in a clear and concise manner, Recognize ethical and regulatory dilemmas, and Demonstrate an understanding of accounting and financial concepts.

Major Change Requirements:

  • All the majors in business are admitted first as Pre-business based on the following admission requirements:
    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA including any attempted transfer work, and a 2.5 UH GPA.
    • UH students who do not meet the requirements to change their major to pre-business by the end of the semester in which they complete 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business.
    • 30 or more semester hours of college credit with grades must be completed (but no more than 45 hours, as stated in the second point).
    • AP coursework will not count towards the 30 credit hour minimum requirement or 45 credit hour maximum limit.

Potential Careers:

Accountant, Credit Manager, Purchasing Agent, Public Accountant, Economist, Tax Accountant, Computer Systems Analyst, FBI Agent, Tax Attorney, Controller, IRS Agent

Advertising

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The degree provides basic knowledge, skills and ethical considerations to prepare students for entry into advertising careers. Specific areas of study include theory, principles, analytical and critical skills, ethical requirements, copywriting, media planning and placement, campaign design and execution requirements, research methodologies, data analysis techniques, and communications skills especially appropriate for advertising careers.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Copywriter, Production Coordinator, Art Director, Event Planner, Marketing Coordinator, Creative Director, Communication Consultant, Account Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Campaign Manager, Media Planner, Research Director

American Sign Language and Interpreting

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The University of Houston American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI) program is designed to prepare undergraduates to develop translation and interpretation skills when working between American Sign Language and spoken or written English. Interpreters work in a vast array of settings such as: K-12 classrooms, post-secondary institutions, governmental agencies, public sector venues, courtrooms, medical venues, public service meetings, media outlets and video relay services (VRS telephone calls).

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • In addition to the GPA, students must enroll in at least one course towards the intended CLASS major each semester.
  • For full list of requirements, deadlines, and information on placement testing, see program page for Prospective Students: http://www.uh.edu/class/comd/asli/prospective-students/

Potential Careers:

Court Reporter, Interpreter, Special Education Teacher, Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist, Translator

Anthropology

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The Anthropology Program in the Comparative Cultural Studies Department focuses on archaeology and ethnology as specialized areas of study. A diverse curriculum provides courses in the major subfields of ethnology, archaeology, linguistics, and physical anthropology as well as in the study of important world regions, such as the United States, North America, Latin America, and Africa. Specialized courses are offered in medical anthropology, applied anthropology, historic archaeology, nutrition, sexuality, economic development, ethnic studies in the United States, and cultural reconstruction from symbolic behavior.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Archeologist, Historical Preservation, Bilingual Educator, Information Researcher, Documentary Film Making, International Business, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, International Law, Genetics Counselor, Librarian, Government, Marketing, Historical Archeology, Publishing Director

Applied Music

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
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Music majors generally pursue instruction in only one performance area. Occasionally, requests for concurrent study in a secondary area are approved. Nonmajors are encouraged to seek private instruction through the School's Preparatory and Continuing Studies Program but, with approval of the School's director, are allowed to enroll in private lessons for credit. Areas of applied music study currently available include: Bassoon, Clarinet, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Harp, Harpsichord, Jazz Bass, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Percussion, Jazz Saxophone, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Violoncello, Voice, Conducting, Composition

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Auditions required. For SPR (Oct-Nov), For FALL (Feb-Mar)

Potential Careers:

Music Instruction, Orchestra, Videographer Editor, Performance, Creative Director, Music Therapist, Vocal Music Teacher, Instrumental Music, Music Royalty and Publishing

Architecture

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
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The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offers a Bachelor of Architecture, enabling students to pursue licensure after completing degree requirements. The Bachelor of Architecture is a five-year professional degree. Design is the focus of undergraduate studies and provides students with access to resources involving research, building, and community components. Students gain hands-on experience in studio courses with guidance from experienced faculty.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Admission is competitive and not guaranteed based on minimum GPA.
  • Admission is granted for the fall semester only.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit an 8.5"x11" portfolio of creative work clearly marked with the student's name, contact information and myUH ID.

Potential Careers:

Architectural Drafting, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Architectural Environmental Design, Interior Design, Architectural Technology, Urban and Regional Planning, Building Science

Art

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
Link to Catalog | Link to College Change of Major Information

This degree program is designed for those students who want to combine a broad-based liberal arts education with an expanded study of contemporary studio art practices. Students will experience the visual arts through a variety of disciplines, approaches, and tools, gaining the skills and languages to extend the possibilities of visual expression. The study of art history, criticism and theory will complement studio work by providing the contexts for historical and contemporary art production. Because it is a BA degree, students study foreign language and take a variety of courses from departments through the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Fulfilling a minor program is a popular option and gives the student the opportunity to pursue a field of individual interest. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Student must enroll in at least one course towards the Art major requirement.

Potential Careers:

Painting, Art Conservation, Design, Industrial Design, Art Education, Drawing, Music, Art History, Fashion Design, Art Therapy, Film, Photography, Ceramics, Print Making, Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Dance, Illustration, Theatre, Museum Administration, Arts Management

Art History

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
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Art History is the study of visual cultural production, and seeks to combine both visual and verbal experience. Beginning with a visual object and its historical context, Art History is an inherently interdisciplinary field that also draws on the rich intellectual traditions of anthropology, literary theory, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, and history for interpretation. Art history was established as an academic discipline in Europe and the U.S. in the nineteenth century. Art historians work in both universities and museums and typically study art in its broader cultural and intellectual context.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Student must enroll in at least one course towards the Art History major requirement.

Potential Careers:

Archivists, Conservators, Curators, Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers, Exhibit Designers and Museum Technicians, Historians, Postsecondary Teachers

Biochemical & Biophysical Sciences

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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The study of chemical processes in living organisms. Examination of the role of biomolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, in the development of structure and function of living organisms. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • UH 2.5 GPA.
  • A mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical Biology, and Physics must have completed a minimum of 3 semester hours of mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) and 3 semester hours of science (science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.)

Potential Careers:

Chemist, Research Assistant, Engineer, Physical Chemist, Research and Development, Grant Writer, Scientific Journalist, Scientific Illustrator, Scientific/ Technical Recruiting

Biology

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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The study of living organisms and how they interact with their environment. Examination of the structure, regulation, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living things. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • UH 2.5 GPA.
  • A mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical Biology, and Physics must have completed a minimum of 3 semester hours of mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) and 3 semester hours of science (science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.)

Potential Careers:

Animal Biologist, Inspector, Biomedical Technician, Research Associate, Botanist, Scientific Lab Director, Cell Biologist, Veterinary Surgeon, Developmental Biologist, Vision Scientist, Environmental Consultant, Zoologist

Biomedical Engineering

Cullen College of Engineering
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Biomedical engineers solve problems in biology and medicine, playing a central role in advancing healthcare, medicine and patient care. Biomedical engineering students will be prepared for careers in the biomedical technology industry, graduate school or professional programs such as engineering, medicine, business and law.

Major Change Requirements:

  • https://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/admissions/requirements.
  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA in all college-level courses attempted, including repeat grades.
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All calculus courses and math courses with calculus prerequisites attempted (excludes pre-calculus). Calculus 1 & 2 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 calculus courses.
    • All college level science courses required by any engineering major attempted. CHEM 1331 & PHYS 1321 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 courses.
    • All college level engineering courses attempted. ENGI 1331 must have been completed.
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All college level non-remedial English courses attempted, with at least 1 such course completed.
**Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Cullen College of Engineering.**

Potential Careers:

Biomedical Engineer, Clinical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biomedical Imaging Specialist, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Doctor

Biotechnology

College of Technology
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The Bachelor of Science Program in Biotechnology is intended to provide students with strong core science concepts and an application-oriented undergraduate education. Strongly interdisciplinary, this innovative program strives to help students develop critical-thinking skills and increased interest and /or persistence in STEM related courses. The program's objective is to prepare students for employment opportunities in the critically important and dynamic biotechnology industry. In addition, the curriculum will provide students with knowledge and core set of skills that span across basic sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. With an emphasis on environmental biotechnology, this is the first program in the state of Texas that integrates bioprocessing, nanobiotechnology, bioinformatics and environmental biotechnology into the undergraduate curriculum.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.5 UH GPA

Potential Careers:

Biological Scientists, Biomedical Engineers, Clinical Laboratory Technologists, Forensic Scientists, Medical Scientists, Pathologists, Pharmacists

Chemical Engineering

Cullen College of Engineering
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Chemical engineers are taught to link chemistry and engineering in order to produce substances or products that improve people's lives. Chemical engineers develop techniques and processes to convert raw materials into products such as chemicals, plastics, food, pharmaceuticals, petroleum products and other consumer goods while maximizing efficiency and minimizing risk and environmental impact.

Major Change Requirements:

  • https://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/admissions/requirements.
  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA in all college-level courses attempted, including repeat grades.
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All calculus courses and math courses with calculus prerequisites attempted (excludes pre-calculus). Calculus 1 & 2 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 calculus courses.
    • All college level science courses required by any engineering major attempted. CHEM 1331 & PHYS 1321 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 courses.
    • All college level engineering courses attempted. ENGI 1331 must have been completed.
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All college level non-remedial English courses attempted, with at least 1 such course completed.
**Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Cullen College of Engineering.**

Potential Careers:

Aerospace Engineer, Environmental Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Plant, Food Industries, Plastic Manufacture, Civil Engineer, Mining Engineer, Plant Design, Computer Systems, Nuclear Engineer, Technical Sales, Electrical Engineering, Paper Manufacture, Waste Treatment

Chemistry

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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The study of composition, properties, and transformations of matter with a focus on the understanding and manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular levels. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • UH 2.5 GPA.
  • A mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical Biology, and Physics must have completed a minimum of 3 semester hours of mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) and 3 semester hours of science (science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.)

Potential Careers:

Basic Research, Instrumentation, Drug Manufacturing, Petroleum Researcher, Environmental Protection, Science Journalist, Food Researcher, Teaching, Textiles Researcher, Forensic Chemistry

Chinese Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Chinese is one of the world's most important languages: over one billion people, or fifteen percent of the world's population, speak Chinese as a native language. The Chinese studies program at the University of Houston has offered a Major (Bachelor of Arts in Chinese studies) since 2007. It has offered a Minor in Chinese Studies since 1998. In addition, the program has provided a faculty-led Summer Study Abroad Program since 2002. Thanks to generous donors and support from local institutions, we are pleased to offer four annual scholarships: The Shang-Zhih & Lucia Lee Wu Study Abroad Scholarship, Excellence in Chinese Studies, Excellence in Graduate Chinese Studies, and Chinese Government Scholarships via the Consulate General of PRC in Houston. In addition, the Chinese Studies Program offers a teacher training program and a guest lecture series. We have organized the Startalk Texas Teaching Program at UH, a federally funded program, from 2012 to 2015. The Chinese studies program annually graduates 13 Chinese majors on average. Many of the graduates work in China, Chinese speaking countries, and in the greater Houston area as instructors, business staff, and translators.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Specializing in Chinese Studies: Political Advisor, Public Official, Urban and Regional Planning, Government Service, Congress, Public Administration, Business, Public Policy Analysis, Law

Civil Engineering

Cullen College of Engineering
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The civil engineering undergraduate program is designed to offer students a broad-based education in the freshman and sophomore years and a more focused education in the junior and senior years. The jobs available in the field of civil engineering are diverse, so a broad base is provided to prepare graduates for a variety of positions. Further specialization after the senior year is offered through graduate education, where students focus on specific aspects of civil or environmental engineering.

Major Change Requirements:

  • https://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/admissions/requirements.
  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA in all college-level courses attempted, including repeat grades.
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All calculus courses and math courses with calculus prerequisites attempted (excludes pre-calculus). Calculus 1 & 2 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 calculus courses.
    • All college level science courses required by any engineering major attempted. CHEM 1331 & PHYS 1321 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 courses.
    • All college level engineering courses attempted. ENGI 1331 must have been completed.
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All college level non-remedial English courses attempted, with at least 1 such course completed.
**Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Cullen College of Engineering.**

Potential Careers:

Construction Project Manager, Materials Engineer, Construction Site Inspector, Structural Engineer, Department of Transportation, Tunnel Cost Estimator, Environmental Engineer, Tunnel Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Wastewater Engineer

Communication Sciences & Disorders

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Communication Sciences and Disorders majors are preparing for careers in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology. Areas of study include typical development of speech, language and hearing; disorders of speech and language in children; disorders of hearing in children and adults; anatomy, physiology and neuroscience of communication; and the scientific study of how speech is produced, perceived and understood.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist, Speech-Language Educator, Clinical Supervisor, Special Education Instructor, Private Practitioner, Speech Therapist, Children's Hearing Specialist

Computer Engineering

Cullen College of Engineering
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Computer engineering combines electrical engineering and computer science. It is about the interface between machines (hardware) and computers (software). Electrical engineerings and computer engineers do both things, but computer engineers are more involved with software than electrical engineers. Computer engineers design and maintain hardware and software in computer-based systems, from PCs to supercomputers, as well as computer systems that are embedded in vehicles, appliances and communication networks. Specialized areas within computer engineering include system architecture, computer chip design, layout design, package/board design and system integration.

Major Change Requirements:

  • https://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/admissions/requirements.
  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA in all college-level courses attempted, including repeat grades.
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All calculus courses and math courses with calculus prerequisites attempted (excludes pre-calculus). Calculus 1 & 2 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 calculus courses.
    • All college level science courses required by any engineering major attempted. CHEM 1331 & PHYS 1321 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 courses.
    • All college level engineering courses attempted. ENGI 1331 must have been completed.
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All college level non-remedial English courses attempted, with at least 1 such course completed.
**Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Cullen College of Engineering.**

Potential Careers:

Computer Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Computer Technical Support, Biomedical System Development, Computer Chip Design and Manufacture, Computer Software Creator, Power Engineer, Network Developer, Audio and Video Technician

Computer Engineering Technology

College of Technology
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The goal of the Computer Engineering Technology program is to provide students with a high quality applications-oriented undergraduate education based on state-of-the-art technology as a preparation for productive employment in the broad field of computer applications. This goal is achieved through several objectives such as continuing to update specific courses in the program to ensure relevance to the latest industrial changes, supporting the development of appropriate computer facilities, promoting the integration of advanced computer technology in all courses, and encouraging professional growth and development of the faculty. The program is designed to satisfy the educational needs of the urban Houston community by providing a climate that fosters self-awareness, personal growth, and a desire for life-long learning.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.5 UH GPA

Potential Careers:

Many career opportunities await the graduate in Computer Engineering Technology or Engineering Technology-Network Communications. Computer Engineering Technology graduates can be found in a broad spectrum of careers in the private and public sectors including administration, supervision, systems analysis, training, and consulting.

Computer Information Systems

College of Technology
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The Computer Information Systems program provides for the needs of a dynamic and integral part of business and industry, the information systems environment. The Computer Information Systems program consists of 121 hours of undergraduate academic credit. In addition to meeting 42 semester hour university core curriculum requirement, students must meet their major core requirements, CIS Environment, Technology and approved technical electives. Students will obtain a background in business applications, computer concepts, problem solving, decision making, human relations, evaluation, analysis, and communications. Information systems technologists can be found in a broad spectrum of careers in the private and public sectors including the areas of end-user support, system analysis, telecommunications specialist, applications development, technology project management, database administration, training, and consulting.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA over all college-level hours attempted at all institutions attended.

Potential Careers:

Software Architect, Database Administrator, Information Systems Security Engineer, Software Engineer, Development Director, Information Technology Manager, Telecommunications Network Engineer, Network Operations Project Manager, Information Technology Business Analyst

Computer Science

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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Computer science is the systematic study of computing systems and computation. Numerous professional opportunities exist for graduates with computer science degrees including jobs in industries related to software engineering, internet systems and technology, game design, computer graphics, animation, robotics, artificial intelligence, security, data analytics, medicine, biotechnology, business management and consulting, modeling, as well as graduate study in computing-related fields. The computer science program at the University of Houston is rigorous. There is a strong correlation between logical thinking and computer science. Students considering a major in computer science should thus have shown considerable ability in logical reasoning and mastered the fundamentals of applied mathematics. Students majoring in computer science also receive extensive instruction in state-of-the-art computing architectures, operating systems, compilers, software engineering methods and practices. Therefore, they combine good mathematical background with the ability to design and develop quality software on a large scale. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.5 UH GPA.
  • A UH mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken that are applicable to a degree in NSM.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Computer Science and Mathematics must have completed a minimum of six semester hours in mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) that are applicable to NSM degrees.

Potential Careers:

Software Applications Developer, Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Systems Engineer, Network Systems Administrator, Database Administrator, Business Intelligence Analyst, Web Developer, Computer Programmer

Construction Management

College of Technology
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The objective of the Construction Management program is to provide graduates with knowledge and skills that are valued and sought by the construction industry profession. Commercial, industrial, and highway/heavy sectors of the construction industry need entry-level professional employees who are knowledgeable and skilled. Graduates must have knowledge of construction materials and methods, structural systems, soils site development, business, and contract administration; and have skills for planning, estimating, scheduling, and evaluating project performance. The curriculum provides fundamental and advanced coursework that incorporates current standards and technology for managing and providing quality construction. Software is applied in curriculum courses to prepare students for the utilization of computer applications in construction management.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.25 UH GPA

Potential Careers:

Entrepreneur Developer, Contract Negotiator, Home Building Supervisor, Project Cost Estimator, Surveyor, Construction Purchasing Agent, Building Inspector, Site Manager, Contract Manager

Dance

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
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We are committed to preparing students for the job market. Our faculty serve as mentors and meet with students one-on-one throughout their education to make sure they are progressing in their chosen field. Students who wish to be a teacher at the secondary level in this content area should also minor in Education. Speak with your major advisor to learn more.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Auditions required. For SPR (Oct-Nov), For FALL (Feb-Mar)

Potential Careers:

Ballet, Jazz Dance, Fold Dance, Classical Dance, Opera, Tap Dance, Contemporary Dance, Popular Dance, Ethnic Dance

 

Earth Science

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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The study of science related to planet Earth, its origin, composition, history and future change. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • UH 2.5 GPA.
  • A mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical Biology, and Physics must have completed a minimum of 3 semester hours of mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) and 3 semester hours of science (science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.)

Potential Careers:

Public School Teacher, Community College Instructor, Researcher, Exploration Geologist, Geophysicist

Economics

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Economics explains how people, businesses and governments make decisions with limited resources. The study of economics develops a wide range of analytical and critical thinking skills, which open up many diverse career opportunities. A bachelor degree in economics prepares you for a career in not just business, banking, government, and financial transactions, but also areas such as urban planning, industrial organization, public finance, labor markets, international development, policy analysis, journalism, education and the non-profit sector.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Market, Pricing, Industry or Data Analyst, Project Administrator, Business Manager, Financial Assistant, Leasing Consultant, Personal Financial Advisor, Credit/Loan Officer, Sales, Marketing and Advertising Manager, Real Estate Broker, Sales Agent, Insurance Agent, Administrative Assistant, State Policy Analyst, Government Administrator, Teacher, Investment Banker, Human Resources Manager, Research Assistant, Statistician

Electrical Engineering

Cullen College of Engineering
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Electrical engineering is a very broad field - it encompasses virtualy anything you can think of that requires electric power to operate! As an electrical engineering student at UH, you will get a broad sampling of courses from several areas involving electrical and electronic systems, but in your last two years you will choose from among six specialty areas: electronics; nanotechnology; power and alternative energy; computers and embedded systems; electromagnetics; and signals, systems and communication. Working in these areas involves the analysis and design of systems including antennas, robotics, power distribution, digital signal processing, semiconductor devices and integrated circuits, analog and digital control systems, communication networks and more!

Major Change Requirements:

  • https://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/admissions/requirements.
  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA in all college-level courses attempted, including repeat grades.
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All calculus courses and math courses with calculus prerequisites attempted (excludes pre-calculus). Calculus 1 & 2 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 calculus courses.
    • All college level science courses required by any engineering major attempted. CHEM 1331 & PHYS 1321 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 courses.
    • All college level engineering courses attempted. ENGI 1331 must have been completed.
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All college level non-remedial English courses attempted, with at least 1 such course completed.
**Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Cullen College of Engineering.**

Potential Careers:

Engineer Technician, Engineering and Architectural Services, Federal Government Defense Related Fields, Inspector, Electronic Components, Electrician, Electro-mechanical Technician, Sales Engineer

Electrical Power Engineering Technology

College of Technology
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The goal of the Electrical Power Engineering Technology program is to provide students with a high quality applications-oriented undergraduate education based on state-of-the-art technological equipment associated with electrical power engineering technology. This goal is achieved through several objectives including continued updating of specific courses in the program to ensure relevance to the latest industrial changes, supporting the development of appropriate computer facilities, promoting the integration of advanced technology in all courses, and encouraging professional growth and development of the faculty. Students completing a major in Electrical Power Engineering Technology receive a strong foundation in electrical power systems, analog and digital signal conditioning, microprocessor hardware and software, industrial electronics, electrical transmission and distribution and rotating machinery operation, application and control.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.5 UH GPA

Potential Careers:

Design Engineer, Product Engineer, Applications Engineer, Customer Representative for Engineering Firms, Marketing Representative for Engineering Firms, Plant Engineer

English

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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An English B.A. is a classic liberal arts degree that has long been valued in the United States as a good starting point for a wide range of professional paths, from journalism and teaching to public relations and the law. Today, the English degree remains a way in which students can enrich their appreciation of life, society, and culture while simultaneously preparing for the wide range of career opportunities that require critical thinking and lucid, well-organized writing. The Upper Division of the English Department graduates many English majors each year with concentrations in Literature, Linguistics, or Creative Writing. Students who wish to be a teacher at the secondary level in this content area should also minor in Education. Speak with your major advisor to learn more.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Writing, Editing, Teaching, Advertising, Publishing, Public Relations, Writing Teacher, Arts Management, Business, Technical Writing and Reporting

Entrepreneurship

C. T. Bauer College of Business
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Courses in entrepreneurship (ENTR) provide students with information regarding all aspects of entrepreneurship. Specific topics include revenue estimation, cost budgeting, capitalization and funding, and the development and implementation of the business plan.

Major Change Requirements:

  • All the majors in business are admitted first as Pre-business based on the following admission requirements.
    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA including any attempted transfer work, and a 2.5 UH GPA.
    • UH students who do not meet the requirements to change their major to pre-business by the end of the semester in which they complete 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business.
    • AP coursework will not count towards the 30 credit hour minimum requirement or 45 credit hour maximum limit.
    • 30 or more semester hours of college credit with grades must be completed (but no more than 45 hours, as stated in the third point).

Potential Careers:

Venture Capitalist, Small Business Executive, Franchiser/Franchisee, Small Business Development Specialist, Consultant, Commercial Banker, Economic Developer, Executive Coach

Environmental Design

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
Link to Catalog | Link to College Change of Major Information

Design is the focus of undergraduate studies and provides students with access to resources involving research, building and community components. Students gain hands-on experience in studio courses with guidance from experienced faculty.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Admission is competitive and not guaranteed based on minimum GPA.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to submit a portfolio of creative work to supplement the application.

Potential Careers:

Architectural Drafting, Architectural Technology, Building Science, Project Manager

Environmental Sciences

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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The study of interactions among physical, chemical and biological components of the environment. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • UH 2.5 GPA.
  • A mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical Biology, and Physics must have completed a minimum of 3 semester hours of mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) and 3 semester hours of science (science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.)

Potential Careers:

Environmental Consultant, Urban and Regional Planner, Land Use Planner, Secondary Teaching, Water Management, Conservationist/Preservationist, Waste Treatment Specialist, Research Analyst, Environmental Impact Assessor, Project Environmental

Finance

C. T. Bauer College of Business
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The Department of Finance's objective is to design courses and programs that provide students with the knowledge, technical skills, and market relevance to succeed in the lucrative, dynamic and challenging world of finance. The Bauer College of Business offers a wide variety of excellent and innovative programs within the Finance Major.

Major Change Requirements:

  • All the majors in business are admitted first as Pre-business based on the following admission requirements.
    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA including any attempted transfer work, and a 2.5 UH GPA.
    • AP coursework will not count towards the 30 credit hour minimum requirement or 45 credit hour maximum limit.
    • UH students who do not meet the requirements to change their major to pre-business by the end of the semester in which they complete 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business.
    • 30 or more semester hours of college credit with grades must be completed (but no more than 45 hours, as stated in the third point).

Potential Careers:

Consultant, Long-Range Planner, Bond Broker, Financial Analyst, Investment Banker/Broker, Venture Capitalist, General Management, Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management, Retail Financial Services

French

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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France has one of the richest European histories, cultures, and literatures, and its artistic and philosophical thought has had a great impact on Western civilization. French is also the official language of more than 20 countries and is, with English, the only language spoken on all five continents. The many French-speaking regions of the world, with their rich and diverse cultures, share the values of the International Organization of Francophonie. The French Program at the University of Houston offers an undergraduate course of studies leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, preparing students for further study in French, such as a Master’s or a Ph.D., for the teaching profession, and for careers in international business, government, publishing, interpreting and translating. All language, culture and literature courses leading to the BA in French are taught in French and students can expect an “advanced” level of proficiency upon graduation. Our faculty-led study abroad summer program in France offers a great opportunity to our students for linguistic and cultural immersion. Students who wish to be a teacher at the secondary level in this content area should also minor in Education. Speak with your major advisor to learn more.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • In addition to the GPA, students must enroll in at least one course towards the intended CLASS major each semester.
  • This class must be in the rubric of the desired major.

Potential Careers:

 

Geology

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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The study of Earth and the materials it is made of, processes that act on those materials, products formed, and the history of the planet and its life forms since its origin. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • UH 2.5 GPA.
  • A mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical Biology, and Physics must have completed a minimum of 3 semester hours of mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) and 3 semester hours of science (science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.)

Potential Careers:

Professor of Geology, Data Manager, Coal Section Head, Project Ecologist, Geotechnical Engineer, Processing Geophysicist, Development Geologist, Petrophysicist

Geophysics

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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The study of Earth by quantitative physical methods, especially seismic, electromagnetic, gravity, heat floe, and radioactive, with a primary application of searching for natural resources and delineating the structure and composition of the Earth’s interior.Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • UH 2.5 GPA.
  • A mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical Biology, and Physics must have completed a minimum of 3 semester hours of mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) and 3 semester hours of science (science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.)

Potential Careers:

Academic Research, Geodesy, Seismologist, Ecologist, Climate Modeling Researcher, Meteorology, Oceanographer, Environmental Education, Air Quality Specialist, Boiler Maintenance Technician, Conservation Manager

Health

College of Education
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Current healthcare reforms have increased the demand for public health educators, health promotion specialists and allied health professionals. The University of Houston’s Bachelor of Science Health program is dedicated to meeting those needs by offering four degree tracks: public health; health promotion; health promotion for allied health professionals; and the new 4+1 BS in Health with a Specialization in Public Health and Master’s in Public Health. These tracks will prepare graduates to work in a variety of settings including public health agencies, worksite health promotion and voluntary health agencies.

Major Change Requirements:

  • Health majors: 2.3 UH GPA

Potential Careers:

Gerontologist, Hazardous Waste Management, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist, Health Education Specialist, Nursing, Radiologic Technician, Public Health Specialist

Health Communication

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Students in health communication will develop and acquire knowledge and skills essential to becoming more effective health care consumers and advocates as well as learn the fundamentals of health campaign planning, implementation, and evaluation. Research, theory, and practical application are combined to help students develop communication strategies associated with positive health outcomes and successful negotiation of the health care system. Students will complete coursework across a wide range of health care situations focusing on interpersonal, group, organizational, cultural, and computer-mediated levels of analysis. Students will also complete coursework across a wide range of health care contexts focusing on the role of gender, media, tailored messages, and e-health in building, delivering, and evaluating mediated health campaigns to promote health and behavior change.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Health Administrator, Mid-level Manager, Administrator Corporate Health Office, Clinic Administrator, Long-Term-Care Administrator, Administrator Managed Care Organization, Public Health Administrator, Healthcare Consultant, Healthcare Law, Medical Ethics, Healthcare Supervision

History

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The Department of History offers a broad range of undergraduate courses in African, East Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and United States history, covering chronological periods from ancient to contemporary. Our faculty has special strengths in African-American history, business history, diplomatic history, environmental history, medical history, medieval studies, Mexican-American history, military history, public history, social history, and women's history. Courses are taught in a variety of formats, ranging from large lectures to small, seminar-style courses emphasizing discussion. Some courses are also taught through Distance Education. In our commitment to developing students' critical thinking and writing skills, all classes include writing assignments, which might involve essay examinations, book reviews, or research papers. Those students who are interested in developing their research and writing skills further are encouraged to consider opportunities such as a senior Honors Thesis or an independent study with a faculty member. The History Department welcomes your interest in our undergraduate program and looks forward achieve your academic and career goals. Students who wish to be a teacher at the secondary level in this content area should also minor in Education. Speak with your major advisor to learn more.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

History Professor, Historian, Architectural Historian, Business, Historical Preservation, Writing, Museum Curator, Historical Editing

Hotel and Restaurant Management

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management
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If you’re interested in a career in hospitality, the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston is the place for you. Our graduates shine in all sectors of this booming global industry—lodging, restaurants, food & beverage management, casinos and gaming, events, spa management, sales, marketing and more. Consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the world, Hilton College emphasizes experiential learning in addition to more traditional, lecture-style teaching methods. This philosophy ensures our students gain practical, hands-on, real-world hospitality experience while they’re pursuing their degrees, so when they graduate, they’re well on their way to finding the job of their dreams.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 15 UH hours with a 2.85 GPA.

Potential Careers:

Hotel and Motel Administration, General Manager, Casino Manager, Resort and Condominium Administration, Airline Management, Chain and Franchise Management, Restaurant Management, Food Services Management

Human Development & Family Studies

College of Education
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The Human Development & Family Studies program provides a broad study of the intellectual, emotional, social and moral development of individuals and families. The curriculum focuses on contemporary families, parent education and early childhood education, among many other topics, and prepares graduates for such careers as Elementary School or Special Education Teacher, Human Services Administrator or Day Car Director.

Major Change Requirements:

  • Human Development & Family Studies majors: 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Human Development & Family Studies majors (with teaching certification): 2.50 UH GPA.

Potential Careers:

Teacher, Family Services, Program Director for Youth, Community Agency Program, Marriage And Family Counseling, Administrator Of Family Services, Family Public Policy Advocate, Child Development Specialist, Family Financial Planner, Senior Center Coordinator, Youth Program Specialist

Human Nutrition & Foods

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The B.S. in Human Nutrition and Foods (Nutrition and Fitness Track) is a degree plan designed to emphasize the basics of nutrition and wellness. Students will receive integrated coursework in both nutrition and kinesiology. The Nutrition and Fitness Track provides a solid foundation in science, nutrition, and exercise for those looking to work in health and wellness related fields. If students plan to attend graduate school, students should check pre-requisites and admission requirements. This degree may not cover ALL pre-requisites needed for graduate study. The B.S. in Human Nutrition and Foods (ACEND Track) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon completion of this degree, students are eligible to apply for entry into a supervised practice program which will make them eligible to take the Registration Examination for dietitians. At the undergraduate level, this degree emphasizes the knowledge and skills essential for competent entry-level dietetics practice. To become a Registered Dietitian (RD), students must: Earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Foods which includes a Didactic Program in Dietetics. At that time, students are provided with a verification statement that allows them to apply for entry into a supervised practice program. Successfully complete an ACEND accredited supervised practice program (dietetic internship). Pass the Registration Exam for Dietitians. Students may not apply for entry into a dietetic internship until the Didactic Program in Dietetics has been successfully completed. Likewise, students are not eligible to sit for the registration exam until they have successfully completed their supervised practice program.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Food Services Coordinator, Dietitian, Clinical Dietician, Nutrition Writer/Reporter, Institutional Food Services, Nutrition Educator, Catering Coordinator, Medical Food Service Director, Nutrition Coordinator, Dietary Supervisor, Wellness Coach

Human Resources Development

College of Technology
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The Human Resources Development program is designed to enable program graduates to 1) facilitate sustainable change in diverse organizations and to 2) create individual and organizational transformations through training, and career development. Students examine e-learning tools, adult learning theories, instructional strategies, and facilitation and evaluation techniques. Students completing the program will understand instructional design strategies, their application, and appropriate evaluation procedures.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA

Potential Careers:

Employment and Placement, EEO Representative, Job and Occupational Analyst, Compensation Specialist, Employee Benefit, Training and Development, Industrial Relations, International Human Resources

Industrial Design

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
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The Industrial Design program emerged from an established and respected university in one of the largest and most dynamic urban centers: Houston. The resources and environment provide an ideal learning context for the discipline of Industrial Design with resources unique to the metro area, such as NASA, the Texas Medical Center, and diverse industrial entities.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Admission is competitive and not guaranteed based on minimum GPA.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit an 8.5"x11" portfolio of creative work clearly marked with the student's name, contact information and myUH ID.

Potential Careers:

Art Director, Desktop Publisher, Drafter, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer

Industrial Engineering

Cullen College of Engineering
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Industrial engineers determine the most effective ways for an organization to use the basic factors of production - people, machines, materials, information, and energy - to make or process a product or produce a service. They are the bridge between management goals and operational performance. They are more concerned with increasing productivity through the management of people, methods of business organization, and technology than are engineers in other specialties, who generally work more with products or processes.

Major Change Requirements:

  • https://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/admissions/requirements.
  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA in all college-level courses attempted, including repeat grades.
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All calculus courses and math courses with calculus prerequisites attempted (excludes pre-calculus). Calculus 1 & 2 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 calculus courses.
    • All college level science courses required by any engineering major attempted. CHEM 1331 & PHYS 1321 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 courses.
    • All college level engineering courses attempted. ENGI 1331 must have been completed.
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All college level non-remedial English courses attempted, with at least 1 such course completed.
**Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Cullen College of Engineering.**

Potential Careers:

Manufacturing Management, Operations Management, Logistics, Product Packaging, Healthcare Planning, Distribution Planner, Technical Consulting, Waste Disposal, Chemical Process Control Consulting, Product Safety, Cost Estimator, Health & Safety Engineer, Logistician, Management Analyst, Materials Engineer, Quality Control Inspectors

Integrated Communication

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The degree teaches students theories and principles of corporate, nonprofit and organizational communication, provides students basic knowledge and ethical considerations of the fields of public relations, advertising and corporate communication, and teaches the fundamentals of business communication.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Law, Executive Administration, Media, Director of Corporate Media Relations, Program Producer, Media Agency Manager, Broadcast Operations Manager, Program Director, Advertising Account Executive, Radio Broadcaster, Television Commentator/Reporter, Press Secretary

Interior Architecture

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
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The program for the Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture is a four-year program focusing on the design of architectural interiors with emphasis on sustainability, materiality, color theory, lighting, and the social and cultural aspects of habitable space.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Admission is competitive and not guaranteed based on minimum GPA. Applicants are encouraged to submit an 8.5"x11" portfolio of creative work clearly marked with the student's name, contact information and myUH ID.

Potential Careers:

Business and Office Interior Designer, Home Interior Designer, Healthcare Designer, Interior Architect, Sustainable Designer, Universal Designer, Kitchen and Bath Designer, Corporate Designer

Interpersonal Communication

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Students will gain knowledge of the interplay between communication and relationships on both micro and societal levels. At the micro level, students will develop analytic and communication skills needed to understand the process of relationship development, maintenance and deterioration. At the societal level, students will acquire critical reasoning skills needed to interpret images and messages about families and other small groups. Students will be prepared for entry-level communication positions in organizations such as those allied with health care and human development or for advanced work in communication studies and other fields focusing on the analysis of human behavior.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Public Relations Officer, Newscaster, News Program director, Journalist, Radio announcer, Media Management, Weather Broadcaster, Corporate Communications Specialist, Governmental Communications Specialist

Italian Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Italian culture and heritage are unique. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance have a strong Italian imprint. Italian language has been for the centuries the language of music and the arts. Today, it is the language of cinema, fashion, and design, and also the language of a vibrant, modern culture that finds itself at the crossroads of rapid changes in Europe and the Mediterranean. The program leading to a Bachelor in Italian Studies at the University of Houston is designed to give undergraduate students a comprehensive and coherent vision of Italian civilization in its various aspects and manifestations. Courses provide a wide variety of material and approach, including language, literature, visual art, and film. The Italian Studies program boasts award-winning faculty and provides students with the knowledge and skills they need for experiences in a variety of fields, including translation, cultural studies, and business. Study abroad opportunities are an important part of the program. Every year, approximately twenty scholarships are given to Italian majors and minors. The Ugo Di Portanova Scholarship allows three to five students a year to spend an unforgettable summer study experience in Siena, in the heart of Tuscany. Several other scholarships are designed to help students with tuition and expenses. A major in Italian is a bridge to teaching positions, job opportunities with Italian and Italian-American companies in Houston and elsewhere, import-export companies, and the possibility to travel frequently to Italy.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Specializing in Italian Studies: Political Advisor, Public Official, Urban and Regional Planning, Government Service, Congress, Public Administration, Business, Public Policy Analysis, Law

Journalism

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Students in print and broadcast will develop an understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural contexts in which news is gathered and disseminated. They will acquire the skills needed to investigate effectively the world of news and to report these findings accurately, clearly, completely, and in the public interest. They will graduate with the knowledge of the critical, analytical, and ethical perspectives necessary to succeed in entry-level jobs and in lifelong careers. Students who wish to be a teacher at the secondary level in this content area should also minor in Education. Speak with your major advisor to learn more.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.25 UH GPA with a minimum of 12 UH hours.
  • In addition to the GPA, students must enroll in at least one course towards the intended CLASS major each semester.
  • This class must be in the rubric of the desired major.

Potential Careers:

Reporter, News Correspondent, Writer, Business, News Broadcast Anchor, Freelance Journalist, Law, Education

 

Liberal Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Liberal Studies offers a broadly interdisciplinary liberal arts program that may be tailored to match a wide variety of educational and professional goals of students. The flexibility of putting together three Minors, with the potential for petitioning in a Minor from outside of CLASS, suggests that students should consult closely with the Liberal Studies advisor or Director in formulating a coherent and professionally practical program for this Major.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

The manner in which a student selects and combines courses will dictate the fields that will be open to them upon graduation.

Management

C. T. Bauer College of Business
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This major focuses on the behavior of individuals and groups within formal organizations, with particular emphasis upon the application of theory and research to management practice. Topics receiving primary emphasis include leadership and motivation of personnel, decision making, the adaptation of organizations to their environment and the planning for and use of human resources in both the public and private sectors.

Major Change Requirements:

  • All the majors in business are admitted first as Pre-business based on the following admission requirements.
    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA including any attempted transfer work, and a 2.5 UH GPA.
    • AP coursework will not count towards the 30 credit hour minimum requirement or 45 credit hour maximum limit.
    • 30 or more semester hours of college credit with grades must be completed (but no more than 45 hours, as stated in the fourth point).
    • UH students who do not meet the requirements to change their major to pre-business by the end of the semester in which they complete 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business.

Potential Careers:

General Manager, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Entrepreneur, Supervision of Employees and Operations, Project Management, Team Management, Information Management, Operations Management, Marketing Consultant, Entrepreneur, Sales, Risk Management, Customer Service

Management Information Systems

C. T. Bauer College of Business
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This major focuses on the behavior of individuals and groups within formal organizations, with particular emphasis upon the application of theory and research to management practice. Topics receiving primary emphasis include: leadership and motivation of personnel, decision making, the adaptation of organizations to their environment and the planning for and use of human resources in both the public and private sectors.

Major Change Requirements:

  • All the majors in business are admitted first as Pre-business based on the following admission requirements.
    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA including any attempted transfer work, and a 2.5 UH GPA.
    • AP coursework will not count towards the 30 credit hour minimum requirement or 45 credit hour maximum limit.
    • 30 or more semester hours of college credit with grades must be completed (but no more than 45 hours, as stated in the second point).
    • UH students who do not meet the requirements to change their major to pre-business by the end of the semester in which they complete 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business.

Potential Careers:

Communication Specialist, Project Leader, Computer Analyst, Systems Development Manager, Computer Programmer, Systems Engineer, Information Systems Manager, Database Specialist, Systems Specialist, Networking Specialist, Technology Instructor, Internet Specialist, Technology Representative, Software Engineer

Marketing

C. T. Bauer College of Business
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A marketing major is appropriate for students who plan careers in selling, sales management, retailing, or marketing staff functions such as advertising, market research, and general marketing management. Topics covered in Marketing (MARK) courses include how to conduct market research and analyze buyers, how to price goods and services, how to sell, how to advertise and promote, and how to develop a marketing plan. There are several different interest areas in Marketing that students can choose from and are appropriate for students who plan careers in these areas of Marketing: Selling and sales management, Retailing, Market research and analysis, and Marketing communications.

Major Change Requirements:

  • All the majors in business are admitted first as Pre-business based on the following admission requirements.
    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA including any attempted transfer work, and a 2.5 UH GPA.
    • AP coursework will not count towards the 30 credit hour minimum requirement or 45 credit hour maximum limit.
    • 30 or more semester hours of college credit with grades must be completed (but no more than 45 hours, as stated in the fourth point).
    • UH students who do not meet the requirements to change their major to pre-business by the end of the semester in which they complete 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business.

Potential Careers:

Marketing Channel Coordinator, Product and Price Management, Sales Management, Logistic Strategist, Marketing Communications, Global Marketing, Advertising Manager, Promotions Manager, Marketing Manager

Mathematical Biology

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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The application of mathematical analysis to biological phenomena. Managing and analyzing vast and complex data sets generated by genome scale projects. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • UH 2.5 GPA.
  • A mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical Biology, and Physics must have completed a minimum of 3 semester hours of mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) and 3 semester hours of science (science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.)

Potential Careers:

Mathematics Teacher, Statistician, National Security Agency Researcher, Researcher, Biostatistician, Epidemiologist

Mathematics

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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The study of data, measurement, and scientific observations; with inference, deduction and proof; and with the development of analytical models of biological, chemical, physical, and social systems. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.50 UH GPA.
  • Established a mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Computer Science and Mathematics must have completed a minimum of six semester hours in mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.

Potential Careers:

NASA, Mathematics Teacher, Statistician, The General Accounting Office, Mathematician, Dept. of Health and Human Resources, National Security Agency Researcher, Computer Communications

Mechanical Engineering

Cullen College of Engineering
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Mechanical engineers design machines, materials, and systems that satisfy a particular function. They deal with problems in areas such as energy conversion, mechanical components and systems, man and machine environments, instrumentation, and control of processes. Mechanical engineering has applications in all phases of industry, including such challenging fields as aerospace, materials, design, and product reliability and safety. Mechanical engineers consider fluid mechanics, design, thermodynamics, mechanics, controls, materials and heat transfer in addressing problems.

Major Change Requirements:

  • https://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/admissions/requirements.
  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA in all college-level courses attempted, including repeat grades.
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All calculus courses and math courses with calculus prerequisites attempted (excludes pre-calculus). Calculus 1 & 2 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 calculus courses.
    • All college level science courses required by any engineering major attempted. CHEM 1331 & PHYS 1321 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 courses.
    • All college level engineering courses attempted. ENGI 1331 must have been completed.
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All college level non-remedial English courses attempted, with at least 1 such course completed.
**Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Cullen College of Engineering.**

Potential Careers:

Design, Project Management, Research, Engineering Education, Development Administration, Sales Engineering, Test Engineering, Drafter, Materials Engineer

Mechanical Engineering Technology

College of Technology
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Reflecting the broad area represented by the Mechanical Engineering Technology field, the program provides students with a solid foundation in basic engineering technology principles while allowing them to pursue cutting edge topics via senior level electives. This program includes courses that are directed at computer-aided manufacturing, energy systems, biomechanics, materials selection and management. The majority of the courses incorporate labs, focused on applied mechanical design concepts.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.5 UH GPA

Potential Careers:

Design Engineer, Product Engineer, Applications Engineer, Customer Representative for Engineering Firms, Marketing Representative for Engineering Firms, Plant Engineer , Quality Engineer

Media Policy/Media Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Students will deal critically with media issues that create and affect public policy and will explore media management policy. Course materials will also cover content, technology, training, programming, marketing, and audiences in national and international contexts.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Website Designer, Advertising Editor, Graphic Designer, Print Salesperson, Marketing Executive, Publishing Design, Digital Imaging Specialist, Interactive Designer, Video Production, Public Relations

Media Production

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Students will acquire the ability to create communications using audio, video, motion picture, photography and computer graphics techniques. An appreciation and ethical concern for the professional values and effects on an audience of utilizing such techniques will accompany both practical and theoretical instruction. Skills needed to perform the research and writing functions that precede actual production of media programs as well as performance studies are included. This degree program provides the preparation for internships and entry-level positions available in a wide variety of careers that require media production knowledge and skills, and the foundation for advancement in those fields.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Journalist, Film Maker, Special Effects Director, Public Relations, Advertising, Lighting and Set Management, Screen Writing

Music

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
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Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor for more information.:

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Auditions required. For SPR (Oct-Nov), For FALL (Feb-Mar)

Potential Careers:

Music Instruction, Orchestra, Videographer Editor, Performance, Creative Director, Music Therapist, Vocal Music Teacher, Instrumental Music, Music Royalty and Publishing

Music - Area of Elective Studies

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
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Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Auditions required. For SPR (Oct-Nov), For FALL (Feb-Mar)

Potential Careers:

Music Instruction, Orchestra, Videographer Editor, Performance, Creative Director, Music Therapist, Vocal Music Teacher, Instrumental Music, Music Royalty and Publishing

Music Composition

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
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2.0 UH GPA. Auditions required. For SPR (Oct-Nov), For FALL (Feb-Mar)

Major Change Requirements:

  • Songwriter, Electronic Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Music Copyist, Conductor, Educator/Teacher, Transcriber, Music Editor, Sound Designer, Programmer

Potential Careers:

 

Music Theory

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
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Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Auditions required. For SPR (Oct-Nov), For FALL (Feb-Mar)

Potential Careers:

Music Education Instruction, Performance, Music Education Royalty and Publishing, Orchestra, Videographer Editor, Vocal Music Education Teacher, Instrumental Music Education, Creative Director, Music Education Therapist, Music Education Video

Nursing RN to BSN

College of Nursing
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The primary educational objective of the RN to BSN completion program is to increase the career and educational opportunities available to registered nurses in the university’s service region. Graduates of the program will have a broader understanding of the nursing profession and will bring that understanding to the practice of nursing in their places of employment. Graduates will be prepared to assume some leadership and management roles.

Major Change Requirements:

  • For the R.N. to B.S.N. major, If a UH student is a Texas licensed nurse, he/she is allowed to apply for the program.
  • The program is not listed on the Apply Texas application, so the student would need to complete the Nursing CAS application.

Potential Careers:

Nurse, Registered Nurse, Retirement Home Nurse, Home Care Nurse, Physician’s Assistant

Organizational Leadership & Supervision

College of Technology
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The Organizational Leadership and Supervision degree focuses on providing individuals with a competitive advantage when moving into leadership and supervisory roles in technology-based organizations. The program investigates the rapidly changing and complex nature of leadership in organizations that use and rely on technology. The success of today's businesses and organizations demand leadership that is informed, forward-thinking, and able to optimize the capabilities of knowledge-based workers and the solutions they create. The Organizational Leadership and Supervision degree develops exactly this set of skills. Students learn about leadership, the creation of organizational vision and value, and the development of human resources while leading technological change.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA

Potential Careers:

Labor Union Negotiator, Mediator, Foreign Service, Labor Organizer, Human Relations Specialist, Labor Contract Administrator, U.S. Department of Labor, State Labor Department, Trainer

Organizational/Corporate Communication

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Students will learn theories and principles of mediated and nonmediated communication relevant to the management of corporate, nonprofit and governmental organizations. Students will develop analytical and critical skills needed to develop and implement effective communication goals and strategies. This degree will prepare students for communication positions in a wide variety of organizations and with consulting firms. It will also provide a strong foundation for graduate work in communication studies and other fields of human behavior.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Employee Relations Manager, Human Resources Director, Management Consultant, Senior Employment Analyst, Financial Analyst, Marketing Consultant, General Manager, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Entrepreneur

Painting

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
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The intention of our area is simple - to facilitate intellectual development and the practical making of work, as defined by the needs, interests and affinities of each individual student. Painting is both a rich and formidable tradition that is steeped in history, and an evolving, expansive and dynamic field of activity. We encourage permeability within and outside of our discipline to remain responsive not only to paintings' venerable traditions, but also to its increasing hybridity and ongoing redefinitions. The diverse practice within our program mirrors both the definition of what painting is and what it can be. Our approach is resolutely pluralistic.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA (passing a portfolio review is required to proceed to major-block course sequences)

Potential Careers:

Art Directors, Curators, Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers, Fine Artists, Illustrators, Recreational Therapists

Petroleum Engineering

Cullen College of Engineering
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Petroleum engineers solve the most critical and pressing global energy challenges facing humanity, including how to meet increasing global demand for energy while ensuring the safety and cleanliness of our environment. Petroleum engineers are entrusted by the public to implement solutions to these problems in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner, setting a very high standard for competence and ethics for the profession.

Major Change Requirements:

  • https://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/admissions/requirements.
  • 3.25 Cumulative GPA in all college-level courses attempted, including repeat grades.
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All calculus courses and math courses with calculus prerequisites attempted (excludes pre-calculus). Calculus 1 & 2 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 calculus courses.
    • All college level science courses required by any engineering major attempted. CHEM 1331 & PHYS 1321 must have been completed. AP credit can be used for 1 of the 2 courses.
    • All college level engineering courses attempted. ENGI 1331 must have been completed.
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA in:
    • All college level non-remedial English courses attempted, with at least 1 such course completed.
**Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Cullen College of Engineering.**

Potential Careers:

Mining Engineer, Construction Site Preparation, Dam and Highway Construction, Minerals Exploration, Land Management, Construction Consultation, Land Use Planning, Tunnel Construction, Regulatory Oversight, Interactive Designer, Oil Exploration

Philosophy

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Philosophy majors and minors have the opportunity to ponder and explore the deepest questions about the world. Is there a God? Does life have an ultimate purpose? How can we be sure that we're not dreaming or in the Matrix? What does it mean to be human—as opposed to being an animal or a robot? Do we have free will? What are the best and happiest kinds of lives? College is one of the only times in your life that you can give these questions the serious reflection and scrutiny they deserve. Philosophy majors learn valuable skills that are essential for any profession--skills like critical thinking, developing arguments, and expressing them in writing. The rigor, creativity, and self-understanding you earn by studying philosophy will prepare you for this dynamic labor market.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Public Speaking and Writing, Business, Public Service, Corporate Ethicist, Peace Corps, Politics, Ministry/Religion, Social and Community Services

 

Physics

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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Physicists attempt to understand natural laws using in-depth analysis of simple systems. Studying physics requires insight about those features of a problem that are most significant, and possession of the experimental, analytical, or numerical skills to solve these problems. Physicists make significant contributions in many fields. In the last century, physicists have received several Nobel prizes in chemistry, biology and economics. Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor or visit www.teachhouston.uh.edu/ for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • UH 2.5 GPA.
  • A mathematics and science GPA of at least 2.50 based on all math and science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.
  • Students seeking majors in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical Biology, and Physics must have completed a minimum of 3 semester hours of mathematics (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher) and 3 semester hours of science (science courses taken at UH that are applicable to NSM degrees.)

Potential Careers:

Physicist, Nuclear physicist, Medical and Health Physics, Laser Physicist, Oil Exploration, Teacher of Physics, Energy Industry, Electronics

Political Science

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The political science program focuses on the study of theories of government, government processes and institutions, and political forces that contribute to the formation evolution, and operation of government in the United States and around the world. All political science majors take introductory courses on United States' politics, comparative politics, political theory, and international relations. Majors are then given the flexibility to choose from a variety of advanced courses, allowing students to customize a path of study that either continues to span several of these fields or provides specialization in one of these areas.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Political Advisor, Elected Public Official, Public Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, Government Service, Congress Aide, Public Policy Analysis, Law, Business, Lobbyist

Psychology

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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If you major in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston, you may graduate with either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Your bachelor’s degree in Psychology will provide you with a diverse and broadly applicable liberal arts education. You will enter graduate school or the workforce armed with skills such as problem-solving, effective communication and teamwork. Psychology is a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), so you will also have a background in statistical analysis techniques and critical thinking. These are important skills that prepare you for a broad range of graduate programs and careers.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Counseling, Rehabilitation, College Teaching, Clinical Practice, Behavioral Management, Behavioral Research, Psychological Testing, Psychiatric Social Work, Personnel Training, Human Resource Management

Public Relations

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The degree provides basic knowledge, skills and ethical considerations to prepare students for entry into public relations and advertising careers. Students will learn the communication requirements to represent organizations, products, services, operations and policies effectively. Specific areas of study include theory, principles, analytical and critical skills ethical requirements, public policy development, campaign design and execution requirements, research methodologies, data analysis techniques, and communications skills especially appropriate for public relations careers.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Administrative Officer, Auditor, Budget Analyst, Financial Examiner, Field Examiner, Urban and Regional Planner, Contract Negotiator, Contractor Industrial Relations Specialist, Employee Development, Employee Relations Specialist

Religious Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies provides students with a well-rounded understanding of major religious traditions and practices while also offering specialization in particular religions, regions, and/or theoretical approaches to the study of religion in historical, global and comparative contexts.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Priest or Pastor, Associate Pastor, Campus Minister, Denominational Administrator, Chaplin, Religious Education Teacher, Seminary Administrator, Campus Religious Coordinator, Counselor, Director of Religious Development, Missionary, Religious Staff Writer

Retailing & Consumer Science

College of Technology
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Retailing and Consumer Science is designed to develop professionals who can integrate knowledge of consumers and merchandising processes and apply that knowledge to a broad spectrum of problems facing individual consumers, families, service agencies, and retail marketers of products and services. Retailing and Consumer Science focuses on analyzing the consumer as a social and economic unit of society and on the process of merchandising products to consumers. Professional development in this program includes trend analysis, selling, merchandising experience, internship, self assessment, professional goal setting, understanding owning and operating a small business, networking and portfolio development. Processes of retail marketing and consumer affairs are emphasized.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA

Potential Careers:

Marketing, Advertising, Merchandise Buying/Planning, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Visual Merchandising Coordinator, Personal Shopper, Store Operations, Distribution, Logistics, and Chain Management

 

Sociology

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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Sociology is the study of human life within group contexts, varying from small, intimate groups to large, complex organizations and societies. Since group interaction is a part of every individual's life, sociology is considered part of a student's liberal education. Courses in the Department of Sociology emphasize an understanding of a broad range of subjects: the family, gender roles, work and occupations, deviance, minority groups, population studies, and so forth. In addition to these courses, students majoring in sociology receive a rigorous grounding in statistics and social research methodology, including experimental designs, sample survey designs, qualitative procedures stressing participant observation, and the application of methods to the study of concrete social problems.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Teaching, Demographer/Planner, Political Research, Applied Sociologist, Business, Counseling, Social Service, Journalism

Spanish

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The Department offers specialized courses through its growing programs in business, health and Hispanic linguistics, Ibero-American literatures, including additional areas to provide students with the background required to perform well in graduate programs and a wide range of career options. The program covers from the Early Modern to Contemporary Spanish culture and literature; literature and cultural studies from colonial to contemporary Latin America and its growing field of U.S. Latina and Latino cultures, literatures, and linguistics. Students who wish to be a teacher at the secondary level in this content area should also minor in Education. Speak with your major advisor to learn more.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Specializing in Spanish: International Business, Teacher of Foreign Language, Foreign Service, Exporting and Importing, Medical Translator, Teaching English as a Second Language, Software and Software Documentation Translator, Diplomatic Translator, Human Resources

Supply Chain & Logistics Technology

College of Technology
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Supply Chain and Logistics Technology is a technically-based program using information technology to optimize the global flow of industrial goods and services from manufacturer to industrial user. Supply Chain and Logistics Technology focuses on the international supply chain from the source of raw material through the final consumption of the product. Because supply-chain functions are part of all business activities, skills acquired with this degree offer unlimited employment opportunities.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • 30 or more semester hours of college credit with grades must be completed (but no more than 45 hours, as stated in the second point).
  • AP coursework will not count towards the 30 credit hour minimum requirement or 45 credit hour maximum limit.

Potential Careers:

Transportation Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, Production Analyst, Purchasing Manager, Military Supplies Management, Electronic Commerce Management, Warehouse Manager, Freight Manager

Supply Chain Management

C. T. Bauer College of Business
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Supply Chain Management (SCM) encompasses the planning and management of all the activities and resources that organizations use to produce goods and services that satisfy customer demands. There are five core processes common to all supply chains: planning how to satisfy customer demand, sourcing supply chains for raw materials and services, producing the product or service, delivering the product or service to the customer, and managing returned goods for recycle, repair or reuse. These core processes occur in both manufacturing enterprises and service organization, and apply as well to government agencies and non-profit institutions. Thus the challenges in making all these operations the most efficient and effective are the keys to the success of any organization. As a result the opportunities for initial employment in operations management field and career advancements are tremendous.

Major Change Requirements:

  • All the majors in business are admitted first as Pre-business based on the following admission requirements.
    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA including any attempted transfer work, and a 2.5 UH GPA.
    • UH students who do not meet the requirements to change their major to pre-business by the end of the semester in which they complete 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business.
    • 30 or more semester hours of college credit with grades must be completed (but no more than 45 hours, as stated in the second point).
    • AP coursework will not count towards the 30 credit hour minimum requirement or 45 credit hour maximum limit.

Potential Careers:

Transportation Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, Production Analyst, Purchasing Manager, Military Supplies Management, Electronic Commerce Management, Warehouse Manager, Freight Manager, Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Logistics Coordinator, Process Improvement Specialist, Material Planner, Enterprise Systems Analyst, Business Data Analyst

Teaching & Learning in Curriculum & Instruction

College of Education
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Our future teachers learn to teach with the latest research-based strategies and modern technologies from a world-class faculty. Students participate in continued field experiences, doing the real work of teachers in real schools. The urban setting encourages students to value diversity, and meeting the needs of increasingly diverse classrooms is one of the major goals of the program. If you wish to teaching children from early childhood through the eighth grade or Special Education at all levels, this major is for you.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.5 UH GPA

Potential Careers:

Early Childhood-6th: Generalist Teacher Certification, Bilingual Teacher Certification, Special Education Teacher Certification. Grades 4th-8th: Special Education Teacher Certification, English Language Arts Teacher Certification, Science Teacher Certification, Social Studies Teacher Certification

Theatre

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
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Teacher certification is also an option in this content area. Ask your major advisor for more information.

Major Change Requirements:

  • 2.0 UH GPA.
  • Auditions required. For SPR (Oct-Nov), For FALL (Feb-Mar)

Potential Careers:

Producer, Make-up Artist, Actor/Actress, Scene Designer, Screenwriter, Stage Manager

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program, an academic program offering two minors and a major, draws upon the dynamic energy of the global city of Houston, to challenge students to understand how categories of gender, sexuality, race, class, dis/ability, and citizenship shape not only their own lives but also the lives of people in their communities and around the world.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

Planned Parenthood, Gender Advocacy, Women's Shelter Staff, Grants Writer

World Cultures & Literatures

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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The B.A. degree in World Cultures and Literatures is an interdisciplinary major in the department of Modern & Classical Languages. Students acquire expertise in a foreign language and cross-cultural communication skills through advanced coursework in foreign languages and world or area literary and cultural studies. The World Cultures and Literatures major (or minor) allows students to explore global cultures with a focus on a specific world region, theme (such as gender or film studies), or language. The WCL major includes the following areas of concentration: Ancient Studies, Global Cinema Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, German Studies, Francophone Cultures Studies, and Global Modernity Studies. Courses in these concentrations provide a wide variety of material and approach, including language, literature, visual art, and film. The World Cultures and Literatures program boasts award-winning faculty and provides students with the knowledge and skills they need for experiences in a variety of fields, including translation, cultural studies, and business. Study abroad opportunities are an important part of the program.

Major Change Requirements:

Potential Careers:

International Business , Teacher of Foreign Language, Foreign Service, Exporting and Importing, Medical Translator, Teaching English as a Second Language, Software and Software Documentation Translator, Diplomatic Translator, Human Resources