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College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Discover new perspectives and powerful ideas with University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Sciences and Humanities. Through any of our more than 30 undergraduate and graduate degrees, you will gain a deeper understanding of the people and cultures around you.

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Build a Lasting Education

Our degree programs offer a solid liberal arts education to prepare for lifelong learning and a flexible career.

Passionate, award-winning faculty provide one-on-one attention in our small class settings, offering the chance to dig deep and make the most of your studies in psychology, anthropology, literature, art, or whatever you choose. And we know that learning isn't limited to the classroom; our students gain hands-on experience at internships with more than 300 partners. Equipped with critical thinking skills and a solid academic foundation, our alumni go on to become visionaries in their fields.

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 Behavior 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.

Mentorship program helps equip high school students for psychology-related careers

Recent demographic data reveals an underrepresentation of people of color in the field of behavior analysis at the master’s and doctoral levels. This finding inspired Dr. Sarah Lechago and two former graduate students to act. Together, they developed and introduced a high school mentorship program as a component of Lechago’s Behavior Analysts for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (BADIE) research lab at UHCL. Read full story.

Frances Feliciano and Hannah Dean, BADIE lab mentors

Physiologist discusses factors affecting health of astronauts on extended missions

NASA’s Artemis program aims to land another man and the first woman on the moon by 2024, and ultimately establish sustainable space travel by 2028. The Artemis program is a stepping stone in NASA’s subsequent goal of landing on Mars, which could take a crewed mission between two and three years to complete.

Art and Design Program Offers Three BFA Options

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program is designed for students who want to further their craft and art career, pursue a position in graphic arts and design, explore curatorial positions, or teach art. Students can choose from three concentrations to meet their needs.

Dedicated Faculty to Help You Succeed

Whatever your career goals are, our faculty members are dedicated to helping you reach them. Many professors have been teaching for decades and can provide a wealth of knowledge, both from their classroom studies and real-world experiences.