University of Houston - Downtown requires at least 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at University of Houston - Downtown, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. University of Houston - Downtown accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, University of Houston - Downtown has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 30% of students who start college at University of Houston - Downtown finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
University of Houston - Downtown offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: University of Houston - Downtown may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
University of Houston - Downtown 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 do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with University of Houston - Downtown directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, University of Houston - Downtown students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at University of Houston - Downtown.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
University of Houston - Downtown does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at University of Houston - Downtown
University of Houston - Downtown 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 a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ University of Houston - Downtown does offer 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.
✅ University of Houston - Downtown has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ University of Houston - Downtown 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.
✅ University of Houston - Downtown offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at University of Houston - Downtown.
❌ Students at University of Houston - Downtown 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.
The main library on campus is the W. I. Dykes 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.
University of Houston - Downtown 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 University of Houston - Downtown have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
University of Houston - Downtown has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force 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 University of Houston - Downtown include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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