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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
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About the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

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Office of the Dean

402 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3000
Antonio D. Tillis, Ph.D.
Associate Deans:
Anadeli Bencomo, Ph.D., Research and Faculty Affairs
Sarah Fishman, Ph.D., Undergraduate Studies
Catherine Patterson, Ph.D., Graduate Studies

Program Director for Academic Records - Graduate Studies
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-4012

Academic Affairs - Undergraduate Studies
320 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-4001

Departments, Centers, and Programs

African American Studies Program 
629 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-2811

Air Force Science Program
109 Garrison
(713) 743-4932

Arte Publico Press
452 E. Cullen Performance Hall

Jack J. Valenti School of Communication 
101 Communication Building
(713) 743-2873

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 
100 Clinical Research Services Center
(713) 743-2897

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies 
233 McElhinney Hall
(713) 743-3780

Department of Economics 
204 McElhinney Hall
(713) 743-3800

Department of English 
205 Roy Cullen Building
(713) 743-3004

Department of Health and Human Performance 
(713) 743-9840
104 Garrison Gymnasium

Department of Hispanic Studies 
416 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3007

Department of History 
524 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3083l

Center for Mexican American Studies
323 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3136

Military Science Program
28 Hofheinz Pavilion
(713) 743-3875

Department of Modern and Classical Languages 
613 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-83507

Department of Philosophy 
513 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3010

Department of Political Science 
447 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
(713) 743-3890

Department of Psychology 
126 Heyne Building
(713) 743-8500

Public Administration Program 
312 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
(713) 743-3931

Hobby School of Public Affairs
306 McElhinney Hall
(713) 743-3970

Department of Sociology 
450 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
(713) 743-3940

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program 
624 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-3214

General Information

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic academic environment dedicated to the study of human creativity and society, as well as our mental and physical capabilities and conditions. The largest and most diverse of the colleges at the University of Houston, CLASS is home to 16 schools, departments, and programs offering graduate degrees, certificates, and courses in the humanities and the behavioral and social sciences. The goal of the graduate programs is to provide advanced academic instruction and expertise in the methods and skills of each discipline and to prepare students for academic or professional employment in their respective fields.