Texas Tech University

Health, Life and Natural Sciences

From human health to hurricanes, you can use your interest in science to make the world a better place.

Why Texas Tech?


You'll discover your passion and realize your potential, like Jaclyn Cañas, BS/Zoology, 2001, PhD/Environmental Toxicology, 2005. Jaclyn always knew she would become a doctor, but her journey wasn't quite what she expected. Instead of medical school, Jaclyn chose a PhD program after encouragement from a faculty mentor led her to discover a special talent for research. She even took her research abroad, studying reptiles in Belize.


"My undergraduate mentor, Dr. Todd Anderson, definitely influenced my career decision. His confidence in me and encouragement really shaped me into the scientist and teacher that I am today."


EJaclyn Cañas, BA '01, PhD '05

 

The Facts

  • Texas Tech receives one of the largest grants in the nation from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which is used for undergraduate research in biological sciences.
  • Hands-on experience is accessible in courses, internships, jobs and volunteer positions at our Health Sciences Center, also located in Lubbock. www.ttuhsc.edu
  • Field and laboratory courses test your classroom knowledge in real-life settings.
  • Texas Tech's location is just a short drive from canyons that expose unique geological sequences.
  • Springtime in Lubbock presents perfect conditions for observing thunderstorms and other active weather events.
  • A university-owned observatory near campus provides excellent viewing of the wide West Texas night skies.

 

Colleges and Majors

ARTS AND SCIENCES

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Anthropology | Biochemistry
Biology | Cell and Molecular Biology
Chemistry | Exercise and Sport Sciences
Geography | Geosciences | Health
Microbiology | Physics | Zoology
Pre-Professional Health Designations:
Pre-Dental | Pre-Medical Technology | Pre-Medicine
Pre-Nursing | Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry | Pre-Pharmacy | Pre-Physical Therapy

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES

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Animal Science | Plant Biotechnology
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

HONORS COLLEGE

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Honors Arts and Letters (pre-health track)

HUMAN SCIENCES

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Nutritional Sciences

PRE-PROFESSIONAL HEALTH DESIGNATIONS

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If you are preparing for a career in health care, Pre-Professional Health advisors can provide resources to help you choose your major, complete prerequisites, prepare for entrance tests and submit applications. You can be admitted with a designation such as pre-med or pre-pharmacy without having to choose a specific major right away.