Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I was not accepted into business after completing high school, can I become a business student?
A. Yes, you can become a business student. C. T. Bauer College of Business has a Pathway program that allows first time freshman to change their major to business after the fall semester. For more information, please see the Business Pathways flyer.
Q. If I am a current UH student, can I change my major to business?
A. For current UH students, if you have more than 45 credit hours (from UH and previous college credits combined) you are not able to change your major to business. For more information, please see our requirements.
There is also an option to become a business minor. For more information, please see the minors offered by the C. T. Bauer College of Business.
To schedule an advising appointment to change your major to business or add a business minor, please contact our non-business advisors.
Q. Can I transfer (from another institution) into C. T. Bauer College of Business?
A. In order to transfer into business, you must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in your last 60 hours, have completed a college level math course and received a C or higher in your math course. For more information, please see the transfer requirements. To schedule an advising appointment with our transfer advisor, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Bruner.
Q. Where can I apply to change my major?
A. The change of major form is located online.
Q. Will I be notified if my major has changed?
A. Yes, you will be notified via email. You will receive an email within 10 business days.
Q. I took BCIS 1305 at another institution, do I have to take MIS 3300?
A. If you have credit for BCIS 1305 or BCIS 1405 prior to Fall 2019, you must take the Excel Competency Exam and receive a passing score. You have three opportunities to take the exam. For more information, please see the Excel Competency Exam Request Form.
Here are some tips, to best prepare for the Excel Competency Exam.
Q. I took a statistics course at another institution, do I have to take STAT 3331?
A. In order to see if you qualify, please see the transfer guide.
Q. Do I have to be a business student to join a Bauer student organization?
A. No, many of Bauer’s student organizations are open to non-business students. For more information, please see the Bauer Student Organization page.
Q. Can I major in global business?
A. We do not offer a major in global business, but you can get a global outlook through our various programs. Students are required to take INTB (International Business) 3354 and INTB 3355 to complete each of our business majors. Students are also encouraged to study abroad and/or complete a Global Citizens Credential (GCC).
For more information, please see the Learning Abroad website.
For more information, please see the Global Citizens Credential page on the University's website.
Q. Can I pursue a Master’s degree in business?
A. Yes, you can pursue a Master’s degree in business. An undergraduate degree in business is not required. For more information, please contact the Graduate Studies office.
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C. T. Bauer College of Business
University of Houston
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Houston, TX 77204-6021
334 Melcher Hall, Room 262
Houston, TX 77204-6021