Sam Houston State University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Sam Houston State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Sam Houston State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 59% of students who start college at Sam Houston State University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Sam Houston State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Sam Houston State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Sam Houston State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Sam Houston State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Sam Houston State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Sam Houston State University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Sam Houston State University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Sam Houston State University
Sam Houston State University 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 job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Sam Houston State University 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.
✅ Sam Houston State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Sam Houston State University 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.
✅ Sam Houston State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
🟨 Sam Houston State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Newton Gresham Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Sam Houston State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Sam Houston State University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Sam Houston State University has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Sam Houston State University include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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