Departments in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities
The College of Human Sciences and Humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake is divided into five departments that encompass 16 undergraduate and 17 graduate degree programs. At the undergraduate level, many of our degree programs allow students to declare both a major course of study and a 15-hour minor; students can tailor our plans to meet their career goals and intellectual pursuits. Our graduate programs offer small seminar-style classes, and the opportunity for research or creative collaborations with faculty who are known for excellence in their respective fields.
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Department of Clinical, Health and Applied Sciences
UHCL’s Department of Clinical, Health and Applied Sciences educates students for careers that promote the mental, physical, and psychosocial health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Changing lifestyle and environmental factors result in increased prevalence of disease and disability. This creates a growing need to discover, develop, and disseminate evidence-based prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs for physical and mental impairments. We are dedicated to meeting this growing societal need through research, teaching, and service. Our faculty members are committed to the academic preparation and professional mentorship of students who will become the community and family health leaders of future generations.
Department of Communication and Studio Arts
At UHCL, the Department of Communication and Studio Arts emphasizes creativity and critical thinking in communication and the arts. In state-of-the-art studios and computer laboratories under the supervision of professors who are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields, students prepare for careers in fine arts, graphic design, professional writing, and public relations. Classes are taught by published authors and award-winning artists in in ceramics, sculpture, painting, graphic design, digital media law, social media and public relations, and composition and rhetoric.
Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
UHCL’s Department of Social and Cultural Sciences provides students with the critical thinking and analytical knowledge necessary to understand the social contexts of their intellectual, artistic, and professional work. Our programs span the social sciences and incorporate an interdisciplinary approach. Students are able to choose from a variety of courses that examine the political, social, cultural, and geographical forces that shape social life.
Department of Liberal Arts
The Department of Liberal Arts is an interdisciplinary home and offers students a world of possibilities for the disciplines of history, literature, and humanities. The department houses three graduate programs in history, literature, and humanities, as well as three undergraduate programs in history, literature, and humanities.
Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology at UHCL includes the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Psychology and the graduate Master of Arts in Psychology degrees. The discipline of psychology is presented as the scientific study of human behavior which includes the critical analyses of data and the potential for application in our communities. All aspects of the degrees are guided by the suggested curricula of the American Psychological Association and developed by our faculty for optimum learning in the classroom, laboratory and applied settings.