About the University
About the Catalog
The purpose of the catalog is to provide general information about the academic programs of Sam Houston State University to prospective students, current students, faculty, and staff of the University. Included is information concerning the academic calendar, admission and registration procedures, tuition and fees, degree requirements, services available to students, and the faculty and administrative officers of the University.
Subject to Change Notice
The policies, regulations, procedures, and fees in this catalog are subject to change without notice, if necessary, to keep University policies in compliance with State and Federal laws and/or with rules and regulations of the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System.
The University reserves the right to change curricula, rules, fees, and other requirements, of whatever kind, affecting students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student, or faculty member and Sam Houston State University or its Board of Regents.
Contacting the University
If you have a question but do not know to whom an inquiry should be directed, you may call the University Information number, and the inquiry will be routed to the appropriate person or department.
University Information: (936) 294-1111
Toll Free: 1-866-BEARKAT (1-866-232-7528)
Course Prefixes and Abbreviations provides a list of course abbreviations (e.g., AGR represents Agriculture) used throughout this catalog and in many SHSU operations and publications (e.g., transcripts, registration, etc.).
Texas Common Course Numbers are of great value for transfer students and SHSU students who take an occasional class at a Texas community college.
Report a Problem - If you notice a problem with the catalog, such as a broken link or a typographical error, please report the problem via email to the catalog editor in the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment. Be specific and include the exact address of the page if possible.