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At the University of Houston, you’ll find degree programs that will pave the way to the future you envision—whether you want to build the physical foundations of the future as an engineer or architect, shape young minds as an educator, or study how far humanity has already come as an anthropologist. Here are the areas of study available at UH, taught by world-renowned professors.

Majors & Concentrations

A major is a degree you will earn at graduation. A concentration emphasizes a specific field related to a major. Not all majors have a concentration.

Major Categories


This is your cue. Do you hear the stage, art gallery, or studio calling your name? Get ready to transform the world around you through the arts.


Money makes the world go round. Do you dream of helping it turn? Whether you plan to work for a small or large company—or decide to start your own—your options are endless.

Civic Engagement

Picture yourself in ten years. Are you a teacher? Elected official? Social worker? Use your constant quest for knowledge to invest in something bigger than yourself.


Time to get cellular. Do you dream of helping people become their best selves in mind, body, and spirit? We’ll give you the tools you need to impact the health of others—from research to patient care to policy reform.

Science & Energy

Charge ahead. Are you ready to shape the future? Whether you want to cure a disease or create the next big thing in sustainability, our hands-on research labs can get you there.


These are majors with additional admissions requirements for either freshman or transfer students. Please review our freshman majors with additional requirements or transfer majors with additional requirements to see what other criteria must be met for admittance into this major.

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design

  • ArchitectureArtsBusinessAR
  • Environmental DesignArtsBusinessAR
  • Industrial DesignArtsBusinessAR
  • Interior ArchitectureArtsBusinessAR

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts

  • Applied Music, BMArtsAR
  • ArtArts
  • Art HistoryArtsCivic Engagement
  • DanceArtsCivic EngagementAR
  • Graphic DesignArtsBusiness
  • MusicArtsAR
  • Music, BMArtsAR
  • PaintingArts
  • Photography/Digital MediaArtsBusiness
  • SculptureArts
  • TheatreArtsAR

C.T. Bauer College of Business

  • AccountingBusinessAR
  • EntrepreneurshipBusinessAR
  • FinanceBusinessAR
  • ManagementBusinessAR
  • Management Information SystemsBusinessAR
  • MarketingArtsBusinessAR
  • Supply Chain ManagementBusinessAR

All new students declare pre-business as their initial concentration. Once you complete the required University and business core classes, you can declare a specific major in business.

College of Education

  • HealthCivic EngagementHealthAR
  • Human Development and Family StudiesCivic EngagementHealth
  • Teaching and LearningCivic EngagementAR

Cullen College of Engineering

  • Biomedical EngineeringHealthScience & EnergyAR
  • Chemical EngineeringHealthScience & EnergyAR
  • Civil EngineeringScience & EnergyAR
  • Computer EngineeringBusinessScience & EnergyAR
  • Electrical EngineeringScience & EnergyAR
  • Industrial EngineeringScience & EnergyAR
  • Mechanical EngineeringScience & EnergyAR
  • Petroleum EngineeringScience & EnergyAR

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

  • Hotel and Restaurant ManagementBusinessAR

The Honors CollegeArtsBusinessCivic EngagementHealthScience & Energy

Open to all undergraduate majors

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

  • AdvertisingArtsBusiness
  • American Sign Language InterpretingCivic Engagement
  • AnthropologyCivic Engagement
  • Chinese StudiesBusinessCivic Engagement
  • Communication Sciences and DisordersCivic EngagementHealthAR
  • EconomicsBusiness
  • EnglishArtsCivic Engagement
  • Exercise ScienceCivic EngagementHealthScience & EnergyAR
  • Fitness and SportsCivic EngagementHealthScience & EnergyAR
  • FrenchBusinessCivic Engagement
  • Health CommunicationBusinessCivic EngagementHealth
  • HistoryCivic Engagement
  • Human Nutrition and FoodsCivic EngagementHealthAR
  • Integrated CommunicationBusiness
  • Interpersonal CommunicationBusinessCivic Engagement
  • Italian StudiesBusinessCivic Engagement
  • JournalismArtsBusinessCivic Engagement
  • Liberal StudiesCivic Engagement
  • Media Policy/Media StudiesBusinessCivic Engagement
  • Media ProductionArtsBusinessCivic Engagement
  • Organizational/Corporate CommunicationBusiness
  • PhilosophyCivic Engagement
  • Political ScienceCivic Engagement
  • PsychologyCivic EngagementHealth
  • Public RelationsBusinessCivic Engagement
  • Religious StudiesCivic Engagement
  • SociologyCivic EngagementHealth
  • SpanishBusinessCivic Engagement
  • Sports AdministrationBusinessCivic EngagementHealthScience & EnergyAR
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesCivic Engagement
  • World Cultures and LiteraturesCivic Engagement

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Biochemical and Biophysical SciencesHealthScience & EnergyAR
  • BiologyHealthScience & EnergyAR
  • ChemistryScience & EnergyAR
  • Computer ScienceBusinessScience & EnergyAR
  • Earth ScienceCivic EngagementScience & EnergyAR
  • Environmental SciencesCivic EngagementScience & EnergyAR
  • GeologyCivic EngagementScience & EnergyAR
  • GeophysicsScience & EnergyAR
  • Mathematical BiologyCivic EngagementScience & EnergyAR
  • MathematicsBusinessCivic EngagementScience & EnergyAR
  • PhysicsCivic EngagementScience & EnergyAR

College of Nursing

  • Nursing, BSN (RN-BSN)Health
  • Nursing, BSN (Second Degree)Health

College of Technology

  • BiotechnologyHealthScience & EnergyAR
  • Computer Engineering TechnologyBusinessScience & EnergyAR
  • Computer Information SystemsBusinessScience & EnergyAR
  • Construction ManagementBusinessAR
  • Digital MediaArtsBusiness
  • Electrical Power Engineering TechnologyScience & EnergyAR
  • Human Resources DevelopmentBusiness
  • Mechanical Engineering TechnologyScience & EnergyAR
  • Organizational Leadership and SupervisionBusiness
  • Retailing and Consumer ScienceBusiness
  • Supply Chain and Logistics TechnologyBusinessScience & Energy

Pre-Professional Tracks

  • Pre-DentistryHealth
  • Pre-LawCivic Engagement
  • Pre-MedicineHealth
  • Pre-NursingHealth
  • Pre-OptometryHealth
  • Pre-PharmacyHealth
  • Pre-Physical TherapyHealth
  • Pre-Veterinary MedicineHealth

Exploratory StudiesArtsBusinessCivic EngagementHealthScience & Energy

Exploratory Studies is a short-term preparatory major for students still considering their major options and for those admitted because they didn’t meet the specific admissions requirements for their chosen majors. Student Success Advocates will help you make informed career decisions and complete your prerequisite preparation so you can apply to change majors as soon as you are eligible.