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Change of Major Requirements

Students seeking to change their major to a major within NSM need to attend a Change of Major group session. You can register for this session by visiting Undergraduate Advising Center in Fleming 115 or calling 713-743-2626.

Students currently enrolled at UH and seeking a change of major into or within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics must have:

  1. Established a minimum cumulative UH gpa of at least 2.50.
  2. 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 (Excluded courses listed below).
  3. Students seeking majors in the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, 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.
  4. Students seeking majors in the departments of Computer Science and Mathematics must have completed a minimum of six semester hours in mathematics at UH (MATH 1330 or equivalent or higher).
* Students seeking a first bachelor’s degree with more than 30 hours credit may not change to NSM unspecified.

A. Courses that are excluded from all NSM major and minor course requirements and GPA requirements

  • BIOL 1134 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
  • BIOL 1144 Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab II
  • BIOL 1153 Pre-Nursing Microbiology Lab
  • BIOL 1309 Human Genetics and Society
  • BIOL 1310 General Biology I
  • BIOL 1320 General Biology II
  • BIOL 1334 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 1334 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL 1353 Pre-Nursing Microbiology
  • CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 1102 General Organic Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 1117 Fundamentals of Chemistry for Engineers Lab
  • CHEM 1301 Foundations of Chemistry
  • CHEM 1302 General Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 1372 Fundamentals of Chemistry for Engineers
  • MATH 1300 Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • MATH 1311 Elementary Mathematical Modeling
  • MATH 1312 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
  • MATH 1313 Finite Mathematics with Applications
  • MATH 1314 Calculus for Business and the Life Sciences
  • MATH 2303 Concepts in Algebra
  • MATH 2311 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 3303 Elements of Algebra and Number Theory
  • MATH 3304 Elements of Mathematical Analysis
  • MATH 3305 Formal and Informal Geometry
  • MATH 3306 Problem Solving in Mathematics
  • MATH 3307 Statistical Applications
  • MATH 3310 History of Mathematics
  • PHYS 1100 Physics Problem Solving Techniques
  • PHYS 1305 Introduction Astronomy – The Solar System
  • PHYS 1306 Introduction Astronomy – Stellar and Galactic System
  • PHYS 2340 Science of Sound
  • PHYS 5311 Physics for High School Teachers I
  • PHYS 5312 Physics for High School Teachers II
  • PHYS 5397 Selected Topics in Physics for High School Teachers

B. Course exclusions specific to the major

CHEMISTRY

  • CHEM 1131 Problem Solving in Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1132 Problem Solving in Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3131 Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3132 Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry II
  • PHYS 1101 General Physics Lab I
  • PHYS 1102 General Physics Lab II
  • PHYS 1301 Introduction to General Physics I
  • PHYS 1302 Introduction to General Physics II

COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • COSC 1300 Introduction to Computing

GEOPHYSICS and GEOLOGY

  • PHYS 1101 General Physics Lab I
  • PHYS 1102 General Physics Lab II
  • PHYS 1301 Introduction to General Physics I
  • PHYS 1302 Introduction to General Physics II

MATHEMATICS

  • MATH 2303 Concepts of Algebra
  • MATH 2311 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

PHYSICS

  • PHYS 1101 General Physics Lab I
  • PHYS 1102 General Physics Lab II
  • PHYS 1301 Introduction to General Physics I
  • PHYS 1302 Introduction to General Physics II
  • PHYS 1305 Introduction Astronomy – The Solar System
  • PHYS 1306 Introduction Astronomy – Stellar and Galactic System