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Undergraduate Students

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) provides a link between the studies of human behavior and human experience. CLASS offers courses that explore the human condition through scientific knowledge, social structures, literature, language, philosophy, history and the arts.

All students at the University participate in the coursework of the College by taking a core of subjects that form the common background necessary for all fields. The study of disciplines within CLASS will broaden students' understanding of life and prepare them for meaningful roles in a multi-cultural society.

All students in CLASS are welcome to visit the Academic Affairs Center. Our undergraduate Academic Affairs Center is located at 320 Agnes Arnold Hall and can be reached at 713.743.4001.

The Academic Affairs Center provides:

  •  Orientation programming for freshmen and transfer students
  •  Guidance with policies and procedures
  •  Review of petitions for transfer credit equivalency at UH
  •  Clarification of degree requirements and degree certification
  •  High school and community outreach

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Graduate Students

CLASS is home to a diverse array of graduate programs. Over 1,000 graduate students are enrolled in our 12 doctoral and 20 master’s programs in humanities, social sciences, and creative and performing arts as well as pursuing 10 graduate certificates to advance their knowledge and skills in preparation for a career.

Graduates of all our programs go on to excel in academic positions, further their studies at diversified colleges and universities across the nation or find professional placements in the Houston area and beyond.

For most students, their department will be their primary resource for information and advising regarding graduate programs. Links to graduate information for all CLASS departments and schools can be found in the graduate section of this website. The College graduate staff is here to provide support to the departments. We also oversee a variety of administrative procedures, including the submission of dissertations and theses.

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