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Appendix

Major and Minor Change Information

Procedures for Changing Majors

THIS INFORMATION IS TO BE USED AS A GUIDELINE ONLY. FOR OFFICIAL PROCEDURES, CALL THE COLLEGE CONTAINING THE MAJOR OF INTEREST.

College of Arts & Sciences

To declare a major in the College of Arts & Sciences:

  1. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
  2. Go to the Room 102 of Holden Hall.
  3. Complete the change or major or college form

Website - http://www.as.ttu.edu/

Check with your college about advisement procedures: who, what, when, and where.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

To declare a major in the College of Agriculture:

  1. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
  2. Go to Goddard Hall room 108 and ask for Ramona Johnson.
  3. She will help you complete an academic transfer form.

Website - http://www.depts.ttu.edu/agriculturalsciences/

Check with your new college about advisement procedures: who, what, when, and where.

College of Architecture

First year Architecture courses are open to all students. 

Student admission into the College of Architecture is highly selective.  Selections are made each Spring semester for the following Fall semester. 

During the Spring semester students must submit the following items to be considered for admissions into the College of Architecture for the following Fall Semester:

Website - http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/Architecture.html

Check with your new college about advisement procedures: who, what, when, and where.

Rawls College of Business Administration

Freshmen entry into the College of Business Administration (COBA) is determined by the Admissions office.  Transfer students must have a 2.75 or higher GPA on 12 or more credit hours at TTU to enter COBA.

To declare Business as your major:

  1. Go to the Undergraduate Services Center in room 201 of the Business building during open hours: M-F, 9-3. Their phone number is (806) 742-3171.

  2. Explain that you would like to declare a Business program as your major. You will complete the academic transfer form there and schedule an appointment with their advisors.

Website - http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/Business.html

Check with your college about advisement procedures: who, what, when, and where.

College of Education

To Pursue a Degree that enables you to obtain a Teaching Certificate, first determine what grade level you wish to teach. This decision will determine the correct college and major here at TTU.

Grades Pre-K through 4

No specialization area - Your major would be Early Childhood Education in the College of Human Sciences.  Go to room 159 in the Human Sciences Building to declare this major.(806)742-3031

Specialization - If you want to teach Special Education, English as a Second Language or Bilingual Education you need to be in the College of Education.Go to room 100 of the Education Building to change your major.

Grades 5 - 8

Middle Level: College of Education (Multidisciplinary Science Major) (806)742-2377

  1. Eligible to teach all sciences grades eight to twelve in Texas
  2. Minor will be Education
Grades 8-12 - Secondary Education

The major you declare for secondary education depends upon the academic area you wish to teach. 

Multidisciplinary Sciences - College of Education

Here are just a few of the numbers for other TTU colleges:

Website http://www.educ.ttu.edu/

Check with your new college about advisement procedures: who, what, when, and where.

College of Engineering

To declare a major in the College of Engineering, you must have a 2.0 or higher adjusted cumulative grade point average and be Calculus I ready.

  1. Go to the Deans Office, Engineering Center Room 102.
  2. Tell them you wish to declare an engineering degree as your major.

Website - http://www.depts.ttu.edu/coe/

Check with your new college about advisement procedures: who, what, when, and where.

Honors College

There are two majors offered by the Honors College that are not available through any other college:

To declare a major in the Honors College, incoming freshmen must have a composite SAT-I score of 1200 or above, a composite ACT score of 26 or better, or graduate in the top 10 percent of your high school class.

Transfer students must have a college cumulative GPA of 3.4 or better. The college will consider admitting students who do not meet the above criteria but have a compelling reason why they should be part of the program. Admission is competitive and contingent upon the pool of applicants for any given year.

Website - http://www.depts.ttu.edu/honors/intro.htm

Human Sciences

To declare a major in the College of Human Sciences:

You must have a 2.0 or higher adjusted GPA to enter the College of Human Sciences.  Refer to the list below for individual program minimum requirements.

Steps to declare:

  1. Go to the College of Human Sciences advisement office (HS 159).
  2. Tell them that you are declaring a major in Human Sciences and need to transfer.

Website - http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/Human.html

Check with your new college about advisement procedures: who, what, when, and where.

College of Mass Communications

Freshmen admitted to TTU are eligible to enter the College of Mass Communication (MCOM). However, they must earn a 2.75 GPA during their first 15 hours at TTU.;

All transfer students from other colleges and universities must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA. All students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA in the first 15 hours taken at TTU as a Mass Communications major.

To declare, please do the following: 

  1. Check your GPA
  2. Make an appointment with an academic advisor in MCOM.
  3. They are located in room 113 of the MCOM Building. 
  4. Their phone number is (806) 742-3392.
    Students new to MCOM will be designated as general MCOM majors.

Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/MassComm.html

Check with your new college about advisement procedures: who, what, when, and where.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

To declare a major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, you must have a 2.0 or higher adjusted cumulative grade point average and meet the requirements of the individual department.

Website - http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/Visual.html"

Check with your new college about advisement procedures: who, what, when, and where.

School of Theatre and Dance

Beth Scheckel (806) 742 -3601 x 236

Entrance to the BFA in Theatre Arts program is by audition and interview. Students usually audition for the program in their sophomore year and are admitted at the discretion of the faculty. Continuance in the program is dependent upon annual review and the faculty’s assessment of the student’s timely progress. Students whose progress is found unsatisfactory will be placed on departmental probation. Departmental probationary students who fail to improve will be removed from the program.

School of Music

Linda Gregston (806) 742 -2230

Provisional acceptance into a major in music is based upon a combination of auditions, transcripts, entrance examinations, and/or interviews, depending upon the specific major. Admission to Texas Tech University does not guarantee admission to the School of Music as a music major. All entering students must audition in their declared principal applied area with the appropriate faculty. Final acceptance into any music program is based upon formal auditions in the appropriate applied and ensemble areas.

School of Art

Ryan Scheckel(806) 742 -3825 x 222

Students wishing to major in Design Communication start out as Art Undecided. Design Communication is a limited access program. Majors are selected each year in the spring semester by a selective portfolio review which leads to a series of carefully sequenced classes. Admission to the program is obtained through an application process. Admission to Texas Tech University does not insure admission to the Design Communication program. The application form may be downloaded at www.art.ttu.edu. See the web site for detailed information and deadlines. Design Communication majors must achieve at least a B in all Design Communication classes. Each class may be retaken one time. If a B still has not been earned, the student will be removed from the major.

Teacher Education

Students wishing to major in Visual Studies (Art Education) or Music (Music Education) must have an adjusted 2.5 GPA in order to be eligible to apply for admittance into the Teacher Education sequence. This requirement is also true for students wishing to obtain a teaching certificate for Theatre Arts and Dance.

 

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