University of Houston

4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004 / (713) 743-1010

The University of Houston is a state research university and the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. Founded in 1927, UH is the third-largest university in Texas with nearly 43,000 students.

Majors & Minors

The University of Houston offers undergraduate majors and minors in 13 different schools and colleges. Whatever major you choose, you'll complete our Core Curriculum, a well-rounded program of course options that will strengthen your skills and expand your worldview.

View alphabetical list of majors and minors

UH also has UHin4, a four-year graduation plan. This graduation plan has been developed as a mechanism to help students identify and pursue clear paths for completing their undergraduate degree in a timely manner. Graduation within four academic years of initial fall enrollment the University of Houston is ensured conditioned upon the satisfaction of student eligibility requirements as outlined in the program.

We also offer several special programs, including:

These programs can complement and enhance any degree at UH with additional skills, unique experiences and proud achievements.

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Award-winning faculty, 100+ undergraduate degree options and all that a vibrant international city has to offer: these are just a few of the reasons why students choose the University of Houston.

As you explore what UH can do for you, why not schedule a visit to our gorgeous campus? Contact the Visit Coordinator to arrange an individual or a group tour. It's a great way to see our facilities and meet some of the faculty and staff that make things happen at UH.

Applying to the University of Houston is the first step toward your rewarding future. Whether you're applying as a freshman, a transfer or an international student, we're always happy to answer your questions. So why wait? Apply today!

If you've already applied and been accepted to University of Houston, congratulations! Now you probably have a lot of questions about what happens next. For more information, visit the Information for Recently Accepted Students page. There's even a web page of Information for Parents, too. We'll see you soon!

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Learning Through Discovery Initiative: 2008-2013

The Learning through Discovery initiative was created in 2008 to implement the UH Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The Office of Undergraduate Discovery Programs was created to administer this initiative, and functioned under the aegis of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Through a network of UH faculty and staff, alumni and mentors, and business and non-profit organizations, the initiative promoted a research culture by 1) providing research skills and training, and 2) expanding student research opportunities both on and off campus for all undergraduate students. The University of Houston embraced the QEP as an opportunity for transformative change.

UH QEP Objectives

In 2008, the University of Houston developed the Discovery-based Learning: Transforming the Undergraduate Experience through Research initiative, a Quality Enhancement Plan to promote a teaching and learning culture supportive of research in all disciplines for undergraduate students. The plan focused on two key areas 1) to expand research opportunities, and 2) to develop student research-related skills. The program implementation was led by the Learning through Discovery (QEP) office in collaboration with faculty, UH Libraries , UH Writing Center , Educational Technology , Faculty Development & Instructional Support , the Office of Undergraduate Research , and Institutional Effectiveness.

Results of QEP Initiative

The University of Houston's QEP implementation resulted in an enhanced learning environment for undergraduates. Lessons learned include:

  1. Student learning outcomes can be enhanced through a targeted student success initiative.
  2. A multi-tiered approach to QEP implementation results in broader impact among the student population.
  3. A QEP Curriculum Grant Program is a successful model for sustainable change across the colleges.
  4. Faculty partners and resource collaborators should be engaged during QEP planning and implementation.
  5. Faculty development activities facilitate sharing of best practices and support effective pedagogy.

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Free High Speed Internet and WiFi in all rooms and lobby

Free Breakfast

Free Hot Continental Breakfast including Juices, Coffee, Cereals and Fresh Waffles and Seasonal Fruit.


Free Parking including Bus and Trucks are Welcome.


Guest Laundry also available.