As a prospective student, may I visit a class?

Class visitations by prospective students are encouraged, but should be pre-arranged by contacting the Department Chair or class instructor.

Will someone help me decide what classes to take?

Yes! Each student is assigned an advisor who will assist you in course selection and help guide you through your college career.

What is your average class size?

Class sizes will vary within our department. A few classes will have an enrollment of up to 50; however, our average class size is approximately 25. Upper level classes tend to have smaller enrollments than lower level classes.

Can I apply for departmental Scholarships?

Yes! Our department has several scholarships specifically designer for our majors.

Will my classes be taught by a teaching assistant?

No. Each class is taught by a qualified instructor with a minimum of a Master's degree. Most classes are taught by faculty with Ph.D. degrees in their respective field of specialization.

What departmental organizations and/or honor societies can I be a part of in the College of Humanities & Sciences?

All of the departments in the College of Humanities & Sciences sponsor student organizations and/or honor societies associated with their majors. These student organizations and /or honor societies are too numerous to list here, but can be found in the UMHB catalog under the specific department.

What percentages of your students are accepted into graduate school?

The majority of our students do not apply to graduate school, but pursue employment instead. The percentage of students accepted into graduate school will vary from department to department and from year to year. The percentage accepted is usually quite high.

Is it possible to become involved in research within the department?

Many of the faculty members are involved in original research. Interested students occasionally get the opportunity to participate in this research through honors projects and special topics courses.

College of Humanities and Sciences
Dr. Rebecca Peterson, Interim Dean
Address:  900 College Street | Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4143