Transform Your World

Discover powerful ideas and new perspectives 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.

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 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.

UHCL alum's feature film about wealthy Asians offers rich insights, cultural perspective

There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding the release of the movie based on University of Houston-Clear Lake alumnus Kevin Kwan’s best-selling book, “Crazy Rich Asians” that premiered Aug 15. Fans of Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians” trilogy have been flocking to see the romcom, but according to UH-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Humanities Shreerekha Subramanian, who specializes in Asian American and South Asian literature and cinema, the movie’s impact on American entertainment culture will continue to resonate far beyond this summer.

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Grad's Career Thrives in China and U.S.

Junghai Xu earned his master's degree in fitness and human performance from UHCL in 2010 and was able to land an internship in the U.S. with the Houston Rockets, and a job as the first strength and conditioning coach in China.

New Minor in Museum Studies

We're growing to meet the changing needs of both our local and global community. One of our latest additions is the Minor in Museum Studies which can complement various degree programs. This option gives students a behind-the-scenes look at museums and explores the many professions available in these facilities.

Faculty Earn National Recognition

Applied research in social justice issues in psychology is sometimes viewed as a departure from traditional study in the field, but two professors had a different opinion. Professor of Psychology Kim Case and Assistant Professor of Psychology Desdamona Rios were recently awarded for their efforts to advance this area.