Procedures for Changing Majors

THIS INFORMATION IS TO BE USED AS A GUIDELINE FOR CURRENT TTU STUDENTS ONLY. (Non-TTU students can see the admissions page for relevant admissions information)  FOR OFFICIAL PROCEDURES, CALL THE COLLEGE CONTAINING THE MAJOR OF INTEREST.

***Make sure to check with your new college about advising procedures!***

College of Architecture

GPA Requirements

  • College GPA Requirements: none
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements: N/A

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

First year Architecture courses are open to all students. Students interested in applying to the architecture program must take the first year architecture courses (ARCH 1311, 1341, 1412, 1353) and then submit an application during the Spring semester which includes:

  • A Personal essay
  • An Architecture Portfolio
  • GPA using Architecture courses only

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Speak to my current advisor about enrolling in the first year Architecture courses listed above.
  2. Go talk to the College of Architecture representatives in Architecture 1005.

Contact Information: Architecture 1005 | 806.742.3169x221 | Email | Website

College of Arts & Sciences

GPA Requirements

  • College GPA Requirements: 2.0
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements: Geosciences - 2.5 GPA for GEOL 2401 and GPH 3300

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Go to Room 102 of Holden Hall.
  2. Complete the change of major or college form.

Contact Information: Holden Hall 102 | 806.742.3831 | Email | Website

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

GPA Requirements

  • College GPA Requirements: 2.0
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements: N/A

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Go to Room 103 of Agricultural Education and ask for Savannah Leonard.
  2. Complete the change of major or college form.

Contact Information: Goddard 108 | 806.742.2808 | Email | Website

Rawls College of Business Administration

GPA Requirements

  • College GPA Requirements: 2.75
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Energy Commerce: 3.4 GPA; application, writing sample, resume submission, and panel interview.

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

  • 12 hours of courses in residence at Texas Tech University with at least a 2.75 GPA
    • *Effective Spring 2016 - 18 hours of courses in residence at Texas Tech University with at least a 3.0 GPA; TSI compliant
  • Accounting: Grade of B or higher on student's first attempt in ACCT 2300, 2301 and 3304.
  • Finance: Grade of B or higher on student's first attempt in ACCT 2300 and FIN 3320.
  • International Business: 3 semesters of the same foreign language completed in lower division curriculum.
    • *Effective 2015-2016 students will no longer be able to declare International Business as a major.

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Go to the Undergraduate Services Center in Room 145 of the Business Administration building.
  2. Explain that I would like to declare a Business program as my major.
  3. Complete the academic transfer form and schedule an appointment with their advisors.

**Freshmen entry into the College of Business Administration (COBA) is determined by the Admissions office.

Contact Information: Business Administration 145 | 806.742.3171 | Email | Website

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.

GPA Requirements
  • College GPA Requirements: 2.0
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Must have 2.7 GPA for Teacher Certification Program
Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...
  1. Go to Room 159 of Human Sciences.
  2. Complete the change of major or college form.

Contact Information: Human Sciences 159
806.742.1180 | Shannel James

Specialization

If you want to teach Special Education, English as a Second Language or Bilingual Education you need to major in Multidisciplinary Studies in the College of Education.

GPA Requirements
  • College GPA Requirements: 2.0
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Must have 2.7 GPA for Teacher Certification Program
Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...
  1. Go to Room 100 of Education.
  2. Make an appointment to speak with the appropriate advisor.
Contact Information: Education 100 | 806.742.1997

Grades 4 - 8

Multidisciplinary Studies Major - College of Education

Content Areas:
  1. Mathematics/Science
  2. English/Language Arts/Reading and Social Studies
GPA Requirements
  • College GPA Requirements: 2.0
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Must have 2.7 GPA for Teacher Certification Program
Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...
  1. Go to Room 100 of Education.
  2. Make an appointment to speak with the appropriate advisor.

Contact: 806.742.1998x441 | Education 108 | Website

Grades 9-12 - Secondary Education

Multidisciplinary Sciences - College of Education.

  • Eligible to teach all sciences grades 9-12 in Texas
  • Minor will be Education
GPA Requirements
  • College GPA Requirements: 2.0
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Must have 2.7 GPA for Teacher Certification Program
Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...
  1. Go to Room 100 of Education.
  2. Make an appointment to speak with the appropriate advisor.

Contact:  Education 107A | 806.742.1998x432 | Website

Content Area Option

Students major in the area that they wish to teach and get a minor in Education. For example, if students want to teach 9-12 Biology they should major in Biology at TTU and minor in Education.

GPA Requirements
  • College GPA Requirements: 2.0
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Must have 2.7 GPA for Teacher Certification Program
Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...
  1. Determine which subject area I want to teach.
  2. Make an appointment to speak with the appropriate advisor.
  3. Declare my minor as education.

Contact: The college that offers the major of your choice

College of Engineering

All students wishing to transfer into the College of Engineering who meet BOTH of the following requirements may be transferred directly into the College of Engineering:

  1. GPA is a minimum of 3.0 ...AND...
  2. Student has completed at least 12 hours of Foundational Engineering Curriculum courses with a C or better:
    1. ENGL 1301 -  Essentials of College Rhetoric
    2. ENGL 1302 - Advanced College Rhetoric
    3. MATH 1451 - Calculus I
    4. MATH 1452 - Calculus II
    5. 8 HOURS OF NATURAL SCIENCE (CHEM 1307 & 1107, CHEM 1308 & 1108, PHYS 1408, etc.)
    6. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING (ENGR 1315, PETR 1305, CS 1411, etc.)

GPA Requirements

  • College GPA Requirements: 3.0
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Petroleum Engineering: 3.2 GPA

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Talk with the advisors in PreEngineering (Room 079 Holden Hall) to determine whether I qualify for transfer into the College of Engineering.
  2. Complete the change of major form with the PreEngineering advisor.

Contact: Cathe Nutter | Holden Hall 079 | 806.742.2189 | Website | Email

Honors College

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

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arts and Letters (must apply to Honors College)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Natural History and Humanities (not required to apply to Honors College)

GPA Requirements

  • College GPA Requirements: 3.4
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Honors Arts and Letters: 3.4 GPA

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

  • Honors Arts and Letters: Student must apply and be accepted to the Honors College.

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Talk with someone in Room 103 of McClellan Hall.
  2. Start the application to the Honors College.

**The college will consider admitting students who do not meet the criteria above 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.

Contact Information: Drane Hall 259 | 806.742.1828 | Email | Website

College of Human Sciences

GPA Requirements

  • College GPA Requirements: 2.0
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Family Studies (HDFS): 2.5 GPA
    • Community, Family, and Addiction Services (CFAS): 2.5 GPA
    • Early Childhood Certification: 2.7 GPA
    • Personal Financial Planning: 2.8 GPA
    • Interior Design: 3.0 GPA

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

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

Contact Information: Human Sciences 159 | 806.742.1180 | Website

College of Media and Communications

GPA Requirements

  • College GPA Requirements: 2.5
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Advertising, Electronic Media and Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, and Communication Studies: 2.5 GPA
    • Media Strategies: 2.25 GPA

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

  • N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Go to Room 169 of Media and Communications and tell them that I want to declare a major in Media and Communications.
  2. Make an appointment to meet with the appropriate advisor.

Contact Information: Mass Communications 169 | 806.742.3385 | Website

University Advising

Texas Tech Undeclared and Exploratory: Students who are uncertain about what major to declare or who don't currently qualify to transfer into the major of their choice, may indicate TTUD as their designation.  They will engage in proactive exploration to help confirm their major choice with the advisors in University Advising.

PreEngineering: Students wishing to study Engineering at Texas Tech who are not yet ready to enroll in Calculus 1 (MATH 1451) will change their major to PREN.

GPA Requirements

  • College GPA Requirements:N/A
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements: N/A

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this college/major:

N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Go to Room 079 Holden Hall and tell them that I want to change my designation to TTUD or PREN.
  2. Fill out the transfer paperwork.
  3. Set up an appointment to meet with one of the advisors in University Advising.

Contact Information: Holden Hall 079 | 806.742.2189 | Email | Website

College of Visual and Performing Arts

College GPA Requirements: 2.0

School of Theatre and Dance

Major Specific GPA Requirements: N/A

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this major:

N/A

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Contact Beth Scheckel (806.742.3601x236) to talk about my desire to change into Theatre and Dance.
  2. Beth will direct you on the next step to take.

Contact Information: Beth Scheckel | Theatre 100A N | 806.742.3601x236 | Website

School of Music

Major Specific GPA Requirements:

  • Music Education: 2.5 GPA

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this major:

  • Gain acceptance to the School of Music by formal audition in the appropriate applied and ensemble areas.

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Contact Linda Gregston (806.742.2270) to talk about my desire to change into music.
  2. Contact Janet Ross (806.742.2270) to set up an audition in my desired area of study.
  3. If I am accepted into the School of Music, talk to Kathy Nordstrom in Drane Hall 123 to complete the academic transfer form.

Contact Information: Linda Gregston | Music Building 200 | 806.742.2270x225 | Website

School of Art

Major Specific GPA Requirements:

  • Visual Studies (Art Education): 2.5 GPA

Pre-requisites a student must complete before transferring into this major:

  • Communication Design: Students must apply to the program by submitting a portfolio. For more information see this website.

To get started to transfer into the college/major I need to...

  1. Contact Ryan Scheckel (806.742.3826) to talk about my desire to change into Art.
  2. Ryan will direct you on the next step to take.

Contact Information: Ryan Scheckel | Art Building 101 | 806.742.3826 | Website

Advising Contact Information by College

College Telephone Location
University Advising 806-742-2189 79 Holden Hall
Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources 806-742-2808 103 Agricultural Education
Architecture 806-742-3136 1005 Architecture
Arts & Sciences 806-742-3831 102 Holden Hall
Business Administration 806-742-3171 145 RAWLS
Education 806-742-2377 106 Education
Engineering 806-742-3451 102 Engineering Center
Honors 806-742-1828 103 McClellan Hall
Human Sciences 806-742-1180 159 Human Sciences
Mass Communications 806-742-6500 169 COMC
Visual & Performing Arts 806-742-0700 203 Holden Hall
     

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