Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas
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For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has prepared students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, and volunteerism.


With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional, non-traditional or online.

About This Episode

Named for the greatest hero in Texas history, Sam Houston State University provides an exceptional college experience for every type of student. Nestled in the great piney woods of Huntsville, Texas, SHSU’s array of recognized academic programs, exceptional student support services and volunteer opportunities, prepare Bearkats for a rapidly changing workforce, ready to succeed and serve their community.

SHSU Segment 01 - Getting Involved on Campus
SHSU Segment 02 - The DNA of Forensic Science
SHSU Segment 03 - The Art of Living and Learning
SHSU Segment 04 - Military Friendly - Serving our Veterans
SHSU Segment 05 - Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
SHSU Segment 06 - Growing through the College Experience
SHSU Segment 07 - Teaching the Teachers
SHSU Segment 08 - The Student Athlete Experience
SHSU Segment 09 - Making a Difference
SHSU Segment 10 - Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Texas
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