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College of
Liberal Arts &
Social Sciences

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Our Mission

As the heart of the University, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) pursues knowledge through high-quality research and scholarship, promotes student success, fosters critical thinking, and inspires lifelong learning. CLASS advances the social and economic development of Texas and beyond by building a culturally diverse community of curious, creative, and engaged global citizens.

Dreams and Passions

Everyone has dreams of where they want their careers to take them. Everyone has interests and passions, different skills and aptitudes. Figuring out what you want to study starts with aligning your dreams, passions, and aptitudes with what is needed in the global economy. Let the faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences help you find your future!

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SACSCOC Accredited Institution


The University of Houston-Victoria is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and specialist degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Houston-Victoria may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.

UHV provided the foundation for my academic success, equipping me with the skills and knowledge to pursue my chosen career.

Educators. Researchers. Mentors.

The UHV College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences faculty are diverse in talents and expertise but singularly focused in their dedication as professors, researchers, and mentors.

Our Faculty are educators first. They are talented experts in their chosen fields of research. Most importantly, the faculty are dedicated to mentoring their students so when our students graduate, our alumni grow into the next generation of talented experts in their fields of study.

Our Faculty Academic Departments

Undergraduate and Graduate programs

The UHV College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate programs have launched many great careers for our successful alumni. How? Our outstanding faculty dive deep into their reservoir of knowledge and experiences in order to mentor students like you with goals and aspirations similar to your own. What future will you choose? 

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers bachelor's and master's degrees. We provide accredited face-to-face and online programs to students in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality higher education taught by talented faculty at a great value.

Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees

Alumni Testimonial

" I am most proud of how the professors truly cared about our growth in the program and looking back I can see how all the hard work has paid off. "

- Marissa Collier
Alumni, 2019, Counseling Psychology