Nov 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Basic Degree Information: General Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree

Core Curriculum

All bachelor’s degrees require completion of a core curriculum.

Core Curriculum Requirements


Communication: English rhetoric and composition 6
Mathematics: College level algebra or approved equivalent 3
Mathematics/Reasoning 3
Life & Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Writing in the Disciplines 3
American History 6
Government/Political Science 6



Please note that some majors have specific requirements in the core curriculum. Refer to the specific major in the department section of this catalog for specific requirements.

For a baccalaureate degree in the College of Technology, requirements vary from major to major, but students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours (36 advanced credit hours) including residency requirements and the university core curriculum requirements as stated in the Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements  of this catalog. For specific degree requirements refer to the appropriate department section of this catalog.

Further information on core eligibility and on courses that satisfy core curriculum requirements can be obtained by consulting the core curriculum Web site, the current class listings, or an academic advisor.

Transfer Students

To earn a baccalaureate degree from the College of Technology, students must complete a minimum of 15 advanced credit hours of courses in the department of their approved major at the University of Houston.