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Major Match

We can't wait to work with you as you begin your life as a UH Cougar!

But FIRST, let's make sure we have you in a major in which you can succeed.

Our most successful students commit to a major in which they have a sincere interest, which matches their strengths, and which clearly leads toward a professional goal. Choosing a major is more than just picking from a list—it requires careful thought as well as input from an advising professional.

See the two options below to match you to the right major--Attend Major Match in person, or use Major Match online.


Option #1: Attend Major Match

Speak with an advisor about your eligibility to change to other majors. Note: if you were not eligible for a particular major at the time of your original admissions, and if there are no updates to your admissions file, our advising staff will help you explore other major options that might fit your interests and goals.

Step 1: Take a second look at UH majors

Use MyMajors to design a custom profile for YOU tied to your top 10 best-fit University of Houston majors, with eligibility requirements for freshman, transfer, and change of major admission. There may be a major here you never even considered! Print this profile and bring with you to Major Match.

Note: It might be tempting to select a major at the time of admissions and plan to continue working toward requirements to be admitted to another major in the future. If this is your plan, please consider this VERY important advice:

  1. The admissions requirements for current UH students are different than those for newly admitted students. The MyMajors profile also gives you change-of-major requirements so you can clearly understand the goals toward which you are working and how many semesters it may take you to meet prerequisite criteria.
  2. Your assigned advisor in your admitted major will be able to advise you on requirements for THAT major only.
  3. Some majors have advising for prospective major-changers. See the appropriate Undergraduate Advising office for more information.
  4. Some majors require that students take courses toward that major every semester. You will want to confirm those expectations with an advisor in that college to be sure you are in good standing in your major and not taking unnecessary courses.
  5. Remember that your ultimate goal is to graduate from the University of Houston. You can be successful in a major even if it isn’t the major you originally intended. Keep an open mind to your possibilities for success!

Step 2: RSVP for a Major Match appointment

Check the date for your New Student Conference so you can attend Major Match BEFORE your orientation.

Select the appropriate Major Match link below to reserve your time:



Option #2: Use Major Match Online

If you'd like to begin on your own, follow these steps to explore your major possibilities. You may also choose to still attend Major Match in person if it is still before your orientation.

Step 1: Take a second look at UH majors

Use MyMajors to design a custom profile for YOU tied to your top 10 best-fit University of Houston majors, with eligibility requirements for freshman, transfer, and change of major admission. There may be a major here you never even considered! Print this profile and bring with you to Major Match.

Note: It might be tempting to select a major at the time of admissions and plan to continue working toward requirements to be admitted to another major in the future. If this is your plan, please consider this VERY important advice:

  1. The admissions requirements for current UH students are different than those for newly admitted students. The MyMajors profile also gives you change-of-major requirements so you can clearly understand the goals toward which you are working and how many semesters it may take you to meet prerequisite criteria.
  2. Your assigned advisor in your admitted major will be able to advise you on requirements for THAT major only.
  3. Some majors have advising for prospective major-changers. See the appropriate Undergraduate Advising office for more information.
  4. Some majors require that students take courses toward that major every semester. You will want to confirm those expectations with an advisor in that college to be sure you are in good standing in your major and not taking unnecessary courses.
  5. Remember that your ultimate goal is to graduate from the University of Houston. You can be successful in a major even if it isn’t the major you originally intended. Keep an open mind to your possibilities for success!

Step 2: Request to Change your Major

If you believe you meet the admission requirements for your major of choice, submit a request via email to admissions@uh.edu at least a week before your scheduled orientation date so your request can be reviewed and your new college can prepare for your participation.


Questions about your admissions status? Contact the Office of Admissions at 713-743-1010.

Questions about Major Match? Contact the Undergraduate Student Success Center at 832-842-2100 or ussc@uh.edu.


That’s it! Welcome to the Cougar Nation—we can't wait to meet you at your New Student Conference, and we look forward to seeing you succeed here at the University of Houston!