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Colleges / The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Houston, TX 2-Year Grad Public
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UT Health Houston Academics

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.

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

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.

What Classes Are Required At UT Health Houston?

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.

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

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

Majors at UT Health Houston

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.

Senior Projects

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Does UT Health Houston Offer Learning Disability Services?

❌ UT Health Houston does not offer services for students with disabilities.

Does UT Health Houston Have An Online Program?

✅ UT Health Houston has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UT Health Houston Offer AP Credit?

❌ UT Health Houston does not offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken during high school.

Does UT Health Houston Have An Honors Program?

❌ UT Health Houston does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does UT Health Houston Require Internships?

❌ 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.

Additional Information About The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Library

The main library on campus is the The Texas Medical Center Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at UT Health Houston

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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