The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston requires a minimum of 125 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. UT Health Houston accepts transfer credits. Additionally, UT Health Houston has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 95% of students who start college at UT Health Houston finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
UT Health Houston offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: UT Health Houston may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
UT Health Houston 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 required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for UT Health Houston.
Reminder: Check with UT Health Houston directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, UT Health Houston students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UT Health Houston.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
UT Health Houston does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at UT Health Houston
At UT Health Houston, students are not permitted to double major, and must choose just one area of study to focus on.
❌ UT Health Houston does not offer services for students with disabilities.
✅ UT Health Houston has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
❌ UT Health Houston does not offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken during high school.
❌ UT Health Houston does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ Students at UT Health Houston are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While UT Health Houston does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the The Texas Medical Center Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
UT Health Houston 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 UT Health Houston 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.
UT Health Houston 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 UT Health Houston include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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