Degrees Offered

HSU offers work leading to the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Behavioral Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Work is also offered which leads to the following graduate degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Divinity, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Doctor of Education. For descriptions of the graduate degrees see the Graduate Catalog.

Students electing a degree with the objective of earning teacher preparation in the state of Texas should refer to The Irvin School of Education section of this catalog for state requirements.


  1. For specific major and minor requirements, a student should refer to the departmental offerings.
  2. The natural science requirement for students who major or minor in science is determined by the faculty of the department involved. If minoring in mathematics or one of the sciences, a student should see the appropriate departmental recommendations.
  3. Some courses which are taken to fulfill the HSU Foundational Curriculum requirements may also be counted in corresponding majors or minors if the catalog requirements allow the possibility of those courses. This double counting arises when a student majors or minors in a core-related field. At no time may a course be counted in three required fields. Also, a course may not be counted both in the student’s major and minor fields. The capability of counting a course in two required areas does not decrease the graduation requirement of attaining a minimum of 124 semester credits for the bachelor’s degree.
  4. Although students are encouraged to seek a broad educational experience at HSU, the approval to earn double majors is not automatic. Because the requirements for double majors are complex, students should investigate major and degree requirements early in their career at HSU, referring to the appropriate school/college section of the current Undergraduate Catalog. To pursue double majors, approval from the major advisors and from the Registrar’s Office are required using the Application for Declaring Degree. A double major will typically require more than 124 semester credits. A second major will replace a minor for programs which require a minor.
  5. Majors require a minimum of 30 credits. (Due to additional foundational courses in the Logsdon School of Theology and the School of Business, majors in those schools may have a minimum of 24 credits.) Minors require a minimum of 18 credits.