Humanities B.A.

Join the Discussion of the Human Experience

Thrive in today’s global environment with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from University of Houston-Clear Lake. You will gain a strong foundation in the liberal arts, emphasizing the development of skills such as critical and visual analysis, research and writing, which will serve you and future employers well. The B.A. in Humanities is also excellent preparation for post-graduate studies. Our graduates pursue law school, as well as careers in education, public service, advertising, technical writing, museum work, public humanities and many other professions. This College of Human Sciences and Humanities degree offers a strong, flexible pre-professional education in the liberal arts.

Gain Cross-Disciplinary, Cross-Cultural Experiences

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from UHCL’s College of Human Sciences and Humanities engage in discussions of major works from many cultures and across time as they explore the human condition. With guidance advisers and esteemed faculty, students can gain a grounding in the fundamental theories by selecting an area of concentration. Options include art history, film studies, global studies, healthcare studies, literature, philosophy, pre-law and religious studies.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Fall 2021
    Priority - August 13
    Final - August 18
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

Humanities B.A. Faculty

Sarah Costello
Sarah Costello

Sarah Costello

Associate Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3342
Office: Bayou 2121.10

Sarah Costello Faculty Bio

Beth Merfish

Beth Merfish

Associate Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3432
Office: B2121.12

Beth Merfish Faculty Bio

Keith Parsons
Keith Parsons

Keith Parsons

Professor of Philosophy,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3361
Office: Bayou 2529.10

Keith Parsons Faculty Bio

Daniel Silvermintz
Daniel Silvermintz

Daniel E. Silvermintz

Associate Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3326
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 2529.02

Daniel E. Silvermintz Faculty Bio

Shreerekha Subramanian
Shreerekha Subramanian

Shreerekha Subramanian

Department Chair of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3430
Office: Bayou 2617.18

Shreerekha Subramanian Faculty Bio