Minor in Humanities

Explore a Wide-Ranging Field of Study

Pursuing a minor in Humanities from the College of Human Sciences and Humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake develops your critical thinking skills through careful analysis of works of literature, philosophy, art and film. Your minor coursework sets an excellent foundation if you wish to continue in graduate school, teaching, law, journalism, research or business.

An Intense Exploration of the World

With a minor in Humanities, you'll have the opportunity to combine courses in history, literature, philosophy, art history, women's and gender studies, religion and more as you grapple with the beautiful complexities of the human experience. Regardless of your major, a minor in humanities is a dynamic way to bring meaning and structure to your overall course of study.
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Admission Requirements

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.

Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 

Degree Plan

Cost Information

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2018
    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16
  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
    Final (Summer I) – June 5
    Final (Summer II) – July 9
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

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

Freshman 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

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Minor in Humanities Faculty

Sarah Costello
Sarah Costello

Sarah Costello

Assistant Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3342
Email: costello@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2121.10

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Beth Merfish

Beth Merfish

Assistant Professor of Art History,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3432
Email: merfish@uhcl.edu
Office: B2121.12

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Keith Parsons
Keith Parsons

Keith Parsons

Professor of Philosophy,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3361
Email: parsons@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2529.11

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Daniel Silvermintz
Daniel Silvermintz

Daniel E. Silvermintz

Associate Professor of Humanities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3326
Email: Silvermintz@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 2529.01

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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
Email: subramanian@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.15

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