Explore Majors

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While professional schools do not require a specific major, specific academic courses are required. Sam Houston State University has reviewed the prerequisite coursework and made recommendations for majors that most closely align with those requirements.

Recommended Majors

Professions are shown in the left column. Potential majors from the College of Health Sciences, College of Science & Engineering Technology, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences are listed to the right of each profession.

 

College of Health Sciences College of Science & Engineering Technology College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Profession

Public Health

B.S.

Kinesiology

Health Sciences

B.S.

Biology7

B.S.

Biomedical Sciences

B.S.

Chemistry8

B.S.

History9

B.S.

Clinical Exercise Science

B.S.

Applied Exercise Science

B.S.

Nursing1 X     X        
Occupational Therapy2 X X X X        
Physical Therapy2   X   X        
Medical-Chiropractic3       X X X    
Physician Assistant4         X X    
Pharmacy5         X X X  
Medical-Osteopathic6         X X X X
Medical-Allopathic6         X X X X
Dentistry6         X X X X
Optometry6         X X X

 

1Nursing is a two-year senior degree plan offered by SHSU at Huntsville and Woodlands campuses.

2Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy are professional programs offered by other universities. SHSU students are recommended to choose a major from Public Health, Kinesiology, or Health Sciences.

3 Chiropractic Medicine is a professional program offered by other universities.  SHSU students are recommended to choose a major from Health Sciences, Biology, or Biomedical Sciences.

4 Physician Assistant is a professional program offered by other universities. SHSU students are recommended to choose a major in Biology or Biomedical Sciences.

5 Pharmacy is a professional program offered by other universities. SHSU students are recommended to choose a major from Biology, Biomedical Sciences, or Chemistry. Students may enter this program elsewhere without completing an undergraduate degree at SHSU.

6 Osteopathic Medicine, Allopathic Medicine, Optometry, and Dentistry are professional programs offered by other universities. SHSU students are recommended to choose a major from Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, or History-Premedical option.

7 Choose B.S. Biology. Recommended minors for the Biology degree are either Chemistry or Health.

8 Recommended minor for Chemistry is Biology.

9 Choose B.S. History-Premedical option.

 

Students may also choose any major not listed here as long as they meet the entrance requirements for the professional school of their choice.