Academic Catalog 2024-2025

About the University


Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national, and global communities.

In order to achieve this mission, Texas Southern University provides:

  • quality instruction in a culture of innovative teaching and learning;
  • basic and applied research and scholarship that is responsive to community issues;
  • opportunities for public service that benefit the community and the world.


Texas Southern University will become one of the nation’s preeminent comprehensive metropolitan universities. We will be recognized by the excellence of our programs, the quality of our instruction, our innovative research and creative activities, and our commitment to be a contributing partner to our community, state, nation, and world.

Core Values

  • Urban Serving Institution
  • Student-Centered Institution
  • Excellence
  • Fairness
  • Collegiality and Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Leadership and Responsibility

Organization for Instruction

The University is organized for academic instruction as ten colleges and schools. The names of these instructional units appear below:

  • The Jesse H. Jones School of Business
  • The College of Education
  • The Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • The School of Communication
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences
  • The Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
  • The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • The College of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • The College of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • The Graduate School
  • The Thomas F. Freeman Honors College


Texas Southern University is located in Houston, TX, the fourth largest city in the US and one of the fastest-growing and forward- moving cities in the world. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern University is located in the heart of the city in Houston’s historic Third Ward, giving its students and faculty easy access to the Museum District, neighboring educational institutions, the Texas Medical Center, City Hall, downtown Houston, and all of the city’s major freeways.