Once you have critically considered who you, you can begin to research majors which pair well with your skills, interests, and values. Major research means determining what majors actually exist; understanding what the requirements are for majors in the course catalog and read through the course descriptions. You can then talk to advisors, professors, instructors, and current (upperclassmen) students in those majors for a better understanding of what the major is really like. Attending meetings of professional student organizations for those majors is a great way to explore; you can find a list of those student organizations on the Center for Campus Life website.
With over 163 Majors, Texas Tech has something for everyone. Which one is your best fit? Start by eliminating what you definitely do not want, take note of what you might want, and look into what you have not heard of.
Once you have narrowed down your list, use this Academic Major Checklist to help you further explore your top choices!
Have a couple of majors in mind? Start researching what the degree is actually like. Look at the requirements, read the course descriptions, see how your previous credits apply, etc. DegreeWorks on Raiderlink can help you do that.
Selecting a degree is a wonderful step. However, it is just one of the many things potential employers are going to look at when making a hiring decision. They are also going to look at diversity, student involvement, and other things that you did throughout your time here at Texas Tech University.
Fortunately, we have a variety of different student organizations and campus resources that you can use to help you be more diverse in the globally competitive workforce.