Current UH Students

(Non-Business) Seeking Pre-Business Status

UH students: Make an appointment

Currently enrolled UH students can switch their majors to pre-business or one of seven specific business majors if they meet the requirements and apply.

C. T. Bauer College of Business admission requirements are different than other colleges at the University of Houston.

Answers to general questions about becoming a business major, including admission requirements and procedures, are available through our General Advising Staff located at the front desk in Room 262 of Melcher Hall. Non-business students who wish to speak with an advisor email in order to set up an appointment.

Interested in Business? Students who are interested in Business can attend a BBA information session*. If you wish to attend please feel free to RSVP at the link below.

RSVP: BBA Info Session

*Please note that these BBA info sessions are held every Friday at 11 A.M. (excluding UH holidays).


Before You Apply: What does “Pre-business” mean?

A student who has applied and been approved to be a business major is considered a pre-business student. However, a pre-business student has not yet filed a degree plan to choose their specific business major (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, or Supply Chain Management). Filing a degree plan in business has specific UH GPA and course completion requirements.


  1. 30 or more semester hours of college credit with grades. AP coursework will not count as part of the 30 credit hours. (UH students who do not meet the requirements to change their major to pre-business by the end of the semester in which they complete 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business. Transfer students admitted to UH with 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business.) Read more about the 45 hour rule.
  2. A 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA, including any attempted transfer work. Read more about the GPA calculation.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or higher at the University of Houston; newly admitted students who do not currently have a University of Houston GPA will be ineligible to change their major.
  4. In addition, students must have a grade of C or better (or credit by exam) in College Algebra or a higher level mathematics course.

How to apply

Fill out the change of major form.

Change of Major Form

Next steps

Await Approval or Disapproval via E-mail

You will be notified via your UH email of your approval or disapproval after your request is completely processed.

What do I do if I am approved? Congratulations! If you are approved you are required to meet with your pre-business advisor, which is assigned based on your last name. You may schedule your advising appointment online. Pre-business advising is by appointment only.

What do I do if I am disapproved? Please know that there are other options to help you reach your goal to graduate with an undergraduate degree. You may refer to the UH majors and minors website in exploring other majors at UH. Also, there is a list of alternative majors to business which may be combined with the Business minors. Your GPA calculation used in determining an admission decision may be obtained by emailing . It is our hope that you will be able to find the right major for you and that you may continue working towards earning your undergraduate degree.

If you have any difficulty with this application process, you may contact the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs at