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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

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

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.