Sam Houston State University (SHSU)

Huntsville, TX

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Mechanization
Animal Sciences
Environmental Science
Horticultural Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
General Music
Interior Architecture
Music Performance
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Fashion Merchandising
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Operations Management and Supervision

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/ Media Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health and Wellness
Music Therapy/Therapist

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Library Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Information and Library Science (Informatics)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Forensic Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Other Chemistry

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology
Other Corrections and Criminal Justice
Securities Services Administration/Management

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Political Science and Government
School Psychology

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)

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SHSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Sam Houston State University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Academics Rating

Sam is known for their chemistry and criminal justice programs, and I am definitely interested in the chemistry program. The class sizes are about 19:1 at a student-teacher ratio. The workload seems appropriate, and I feel that the other students and teachers are willing to help you in times of trouble.

SHSU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.80
Retention Rate 75%
Carnegie Class Doctoral/Research Universities
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June and July.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry

Class Sizes at Sam Houston State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 32%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 9%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 56%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 32%
50 - 100 Students 9%
20 - 49 Students 56%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 82
  • Latino: 5
  • Unknown and Other: 5
  • African American: 4
  • Asian: 4
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 82
Latino 5
Unknown and Other 5
African American 4
Asian 4
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Sam Houston State University

Total Faculty 899
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 25
Full-Time Professors 1,724
Male Faculty 450
Part-Time Professors 289
Women Faculty 449

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