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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 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


Daniel P. O’Connor, Ph.D.

Associate Deans:

Sally Connolly, Ph.D., Faculty and Student Success
Todd Romero, Ph.D., Undergraduate Studies
Susan Scarrow, Ph.D., Graduate Studies
Carla Sharp, Ph.D., Research and Faculty Affairs

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 offering graduate degrees and certificates


Department of African American Studies  

629 Agnes Arnold Hall
(713) 743-2811

Jack J. Valenti School of Communication  

101 Communication Building
(713) 743-2873

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders  

Melcher Life Sciences
(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

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 health 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.