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: 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 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 108 of Goddard Hall and ask for Ramona Johnson.
  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
    • International Business: 3.0 GPA

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
  • 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.

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 | Jennifer Dean

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: Rosita Moore | 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: Mickie Martin | 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 with 12 or more hours of transferable college work will be admitted initially to University PreEngineering . However, students who meet BOTH of the following requirements may be transferred directly into the College of Engineering:

  1. Transfer GPA is a minimum of 2.0 ...AND...
  2. Student qualifies to enroll in Calculus 1 (MATH 1451) (see Calculus 1 entrance requirements)

GPA Requirements

  • College GPA Requirements: 2.0
  • Major Specific GPA Requirements:
    • Mechanical Engineering: 2.75 GPA
    • Petroleum Engineering: 3.0 GPA

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

  • Any major but ME and PETR must qualify to take Calculus 1 (MATH 1451) - see Calculus 1 entrance requirements
  • Mechanical Engineering: Complete MATH 1451, CHEM 1307, CHEM 1107 and PHYS 1408 with a C or better.
  • Petroleum Engineering: Complete MATH 1451 and 1352; CHEM 1307 and 1107; ENGL 1301 and 1302 and PHYS 1408 with a C or better.

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 Brooks | 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: 2.0
  • 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: McClellan Hall 103 | 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 and Public Relations: 2.5 GPA
    • Media Strategies: 2.25 GPA

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

  • First semester Freshmen must establish a 2.5 GPA with a minimum of 12 SCH at TTU before going to declare their major.
  • All other students must have 30 SCH with a 2.5 GPA and must have completed MCOM 1300 with a C or better to declare.
  • The same policies apply to the Media Strategies degree but with a 2.25 GPA requirement.

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

University College

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

GPA Requirements

  1. Go to University College room 111 and tell them that I want to declare a major in University College.
  2. Contact Sarah Obenhaus to talk about my major.

Contact Information: University College 111 | 806.742.7202 | 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 108 Goddard
Architecture 806-742-3136 1005 Architecture
Arts & Sciences 806-742-3831 102 Holden Hall
Business Administration 806-742-3171 201 Business Administration
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 806-742-3385 113 Mass Communications
Visual & Performing Arts 806-742-0700 123 Drane
University College 806-742-7202 111 University College
605 Indiana Avenue

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