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University of Houston-Clear Lake

Houston, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

UHCL Academics

University of Houston-Clear Lake requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at UHCL, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. UHCL accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UHCL has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 82% of students who start college at UHCL complete all the credits required within six years.

UHCL offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: UHCL may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At UHCL?

UHCL has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with UHCL directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at UHCL

When choosing a major, UHCL students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UHCL.

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

UHCL does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at UHCL

UHCL offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About University of Houston-Clear Lake

Does UHCL Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ UHCL offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UHCL Offer Online Classes?

✅ UHCL has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UHCL Give AP Credit?

✅ UHCL offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UHCL Have An Honors Program?

❌ UHCL does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does UHCL Require Internships?

❌ UHCL does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake Library

The main library on campus is the Alfred R. Neuman Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at UHCL

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

UHCL does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does UHCL have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UHCL does not have any ROTC programs.

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