University of Houston - Downtown

Houston, TX

UHD says, "Breadth of knowledge is demonstrated by satisfying a group of general education requirements that are shared by students in all majors. Whereas the aim of the major field of study is to provide experiences defining membership in a disciplinary community, the aim of the general education program is to provide experiences that define what it means to be a college-educated person. The centerpiece of the general education program is called the 'core curriculum' because these courses comprise the core of the college experience." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:13,830
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:1%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$5,780 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$15,140 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Language, Philosophy and Culture" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematics" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    University of Houston - Downtown uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 03/28/2016


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