The College of Human Sciences and Humanities (HSH) is home to over 3,000 majors who are pursuing degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Our university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and many of the programs in HSH carry additional accreditations.
Our faculty are deeply committed to teaching and to research and artistic activity: they work closely with their students in classrooms, labs, and studios; they win local and national awards for excellence in teaching; and they are internationally renowned for their high rates of publication, exhibition, and grant funding.
Our disciplines are broad, including health sciences, social and cultural sciences, psychology, liberal arts, and communication and studio arts. Many of our students receive scholarships or other forms of institutional support, and most are involved in applied learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Our graduates have a long history of successfully entering the workforce upon graduation, often as the result of internships.
Meet the Deans
Dr. Glenn Sanford has served as the dean of the College of Human Sciences and Humanities since June 2021. His expertise focuses on philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, environmental and natural resources law, and public policy.
Dr. Samuel Gladden has served as the associate dean of the College of Human Sciences and Humanities since 2012. He served as Interim Dean for the 2020-21 academic year before returning to service as Associate Dean. He brings a wealth of knowledge from the literature arena and has published widely on key figures in 19th-century British literature.
Meet the Department Chairs
Opportunities to Engage
We reward curiosity and dedication with unmatched educational opportunities.
In just one example, our art and design students hone their craft in spacious studios for ceramics, metalworking, woodworking, sculpting, painting and graphic design. Looking for inspiration? The UHCL Art Gallery hosts exhibitions from around the world.
And while the greater Houston area offers innumerable opportunities, we know there's a lot more to explore. We regularly bring international luminaries to campus and arrange study abroad trips to Mexico, Europe and beyond.
Meeting Future Needs
We're growing to meet the changing needs of both our local and global community. Our first doctoral program, the Doctor of Psychology in Health Service Psychology, first began welcoming students in 2016 to meet the demand for expertise in both school and clinical psychology. Our RN to BSN program for registered nurses to attain a bachelor's degree launched in 2014 to support national initiatives in nursing education.
The College of Human Sciences and Humanities holds a number of specialized accreditations, including accreditations and approval from the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education; the Association for Behavioral Analysis International; the National Association of School Psychologists. The Council on Social Work Education has also accredited our bachelor’s degree in social work. Our Fitness and Human Performance curriculum has been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for preparing students to successfully enter into the career field. The Human Factors Certificate and Applied Cognitive Psychology Program are accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.