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Departments, Programs & Majors

Program links are from the official Texas Tech University 2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog.

Please note that some content is subject to change. If you need help reaching a department or advisor, call 806.834.1753 for assistance.

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Department of Biological Sciences

Chair: Dr. Jenn Burns

Contact the Department

108 Biology Building
Box 43131
Lubbock, TX 79409-3131

Phone: 806.742.2715

Undergraduate Programs

Biology, B.S.

Cell and Molecular Biology, B.S.

Microbiology, B.S.

Ecology and Environmental Biology, B.S.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

806.742.2813

Jarrett Campbell

Justine Hernandez 

Serena Sosa

Graduate Programs

Biology, M.S.

Microbiology, M.S.

Professional Science Master's in Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resources Management, P.S.M. — Online

Biology, Ph.D.

Contact a Graduate Advisor

806-834-7734
Deborah Carr, initial advising for P.S.M. students

806-834-4390
Maria Testini, general advising for M.S. and Ph.D. students

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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chair: Dr. Yehia Mechref

Contact the Department

104 Chemistry Building
1204 Boston Ave.
Box 41061
Lubbock, TX 79409-1061

Phone: 806.742.3067

Undergraduate Programs

Chemistry, B.A.

Chemistry, B.S.

Biochemistry, B.A.

Biochemistry, B.S.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

806.834.3046
Dorothy Dent, Undergraduate Advisor

Graduate Programs

Chemical Biology, M.S.

Chemistry, M.S.

Chemistry, Ph.D.

Contact a Graduate Advisor

Dr. Michael Findlater

806.834.4953
Ellyn Anthony, Senior Advisor, Graduate Office

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Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

Chair: Dr. Carmen Pereira-Muro

Contact the Department

207 Foreign Language Building
Box 42071
Lubbock, TX 79409-2071

Phone: 806.742.3145

Undergraduate Programs

Languages and Cultures, B.A.:
American Sign Language/English Interpretation Concentration

Languages and Cultures, B.A.:
Chinese Language and Area Studies

Languages and Cultures, B.A.:
Classics Concentration

Languages and Cultures, B.A.:
French Concentration

Languages and Cultures, B.A.:
German Concentration

Languages and Cultures, B.A.:
Russian Language and Area Studies Concentration

Spanish, B.A.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

806.834.3282
Carla Burrus, Languages and Cultures Advisor, Office: FL 200A

806.834.8664
Stephanie Santos, Spanish Advisor, Office: FL 200B

Graduate Programs

Languages and Cultures, M.A.:
Applied Linguistics Concentration

Languages and Cultures, M.A.:
Classics Concentration

Languages and Cultures, M.A.:
German Concentration

Romance Languages, M.A.:
French or Spanish Concentration

Spanish, Ph.D.

Dual Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Romance Languages (French or Spanish) and Master of Business Administration (General Business)

Graduate Certificates

English Language for Academic and Professional Communication Graduate Certificate

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Department of Economics

Chair: Klaus Becker

Contact the Department

248 Holden Hall
Box 41014
Lubbock, TX 79409-1014

Phone: 806.742.2201

Undergraduate Programs

Economics, B.A.

Economics, B.S.

International Economics, B.S.I.E.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

806.834.0857
Dr. Eleanor T. von Ende, Director of Undergraduate Studies

806.834.7395
Jose Jimenez, Undergraduate Advisor

Graduate Programs

Economics, M.A. (Thesis Option)

Economics, M.A. (Non-Thesis Option)

Economics, Ph.D.

Contact a Graduate Advisor

806.834.2732
Dr. Rashid Al-Hmoud, Director of Graduate Studies

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Department of English

Chair: Dr. Brian Still

Contact the Department

212 English/Philosophy Building
Box 43091
Lubbock, TX 79409-3091

Phone: 806.742.2501

Undergraduate Programs

English, B.A.

Technical Communication, B.A.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

Eleanor Mode

Christiana Christofides

Julie Nelson Couch

Graduate Programs

English, M.A.

Technical Communication, M.A.

English, Ph.D.

Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Ph.D.

Graduate Certificates

Book History and Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate

Grants and Proposals Graduate Certificate

Linguistics Graduate Certificate

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Department of Environmental Toxicology

Chair: Dr. Steven Presley

Contact the Department

Building 555 Reese Technology Center
Box 41163
Lubbock, TX 79409-1163

Phone: 806.742.4567

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Environmental Toxicology does not offer undergraduate degrees.

Graduate Programs

Environmental Toxicology, M.S.

Forensic Science, M.S.

Environmental Toxicology, Ph.D.

Dual Degree Programs

Environmental Toxicology, M.S./J.D.

Contact a Graduate Advisor 

806.834.8407
Dr. Kamaleshwar Singh, Environmental Toxicology

806.834.0983
Dr. Paola Tiedemann, Forensic Science

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Department of Geosciences

Chair: Dr. Kevin Mulligan

Contact the Department

125 Science Building
Box 41053
Lubbock, TX 79409-1053

Phone: 806.742.3102

Undergraduate Programs

Geography, B.A.

Geosciences, B.A.: Concentration in Geology with a Minor in GIST

Geosciences, B.S.: Concentration in Geophysics with a Minor in Mathematics

Geosciences, B.S.: Concentration in Geology with a Composite Minor

Geosciences, B.S.: Concentration in Environmental Geology with a Composite Minor

The Department of Geosciences does not offer an undergraduate degree in Atmospheric Science.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

806.834-8197
Linda Jones, Geography Advisor, Office: HH 213

806.834.3299
Celeste Yoshinobu, Geosciences Advisor, Office: SCI 124

Graduate Programs

Atmospheric Science, M.S.

Geography, M.S.

Geosciences, M.S.

Geosciences, Ph.D.

Graduate Certificates

Geographic Information Science and Technology Graduate Certificate

Contact a Graduate Advisor 

806.834.4712
Dr. Chris Weiss, Atmospheric Science

806.834.8228
Dr. Jeff Lee, Geography

806.834.7027
Dr. Juske Horita, Geography and Geophysics

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Department of History

Chair: Dr. Sean Cunningham

Contact the Department

131 Holden Hall
Box 41013
Lubbock, TX 79409-1013

Phone: 806.742.3744

Undergraduate Programs

History, B.A.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

806.834.5021
Courtney Bray, Office: HH 145

Graduate Programs

History, M.A.

History, Ph.D.

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Interdisciplinary & General Studies

Undergraduate Programs

General Studies, B.G.S. (Arts & Sciences)

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

Office: HH 002

806.834.3829 — Deanna Licon

806.834.7664 — Jessica Woodard

Graduate Programs

For information on interdisciplinary graduate programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences, visit the Graduate Programs section of the catalog.

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Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

Chair: Dr. Angela Lumpkin

Contact the Department

141 Kinesiology and Sport Management
Box 43011
Lubbock, TX 79409-3011

Phone: 806.742.3371

Undergraduate Programs

Kinesiology. B.S.

Sport Management, B.S.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

Treasa Austin

Diana Bond

Jessica Terrazas

Graduate Programs 

Kinesiology, M.S.

Sport Management, M.S.

Exercise Physiology, Ph.D.

Accelerated Degree Programs

Kinesiology, B.S. / Kinesiology, M.S.

Sport Management, B.S. / Sport Management, M.S.

Dual Degree Programs

Sport Management, M.S. / J.D.

Sport Management, M.S. / M.B.A.

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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Chair: Dr. Magdalena Toda

Contact the Department

201 Mathematics and Statistics Bldg.
Box 41042
Lubbock, TX 79409-1042

Phone: 806.742.2566

Undergraduate Programs

Mathematics, B.A.

Mathematics, B.S.

Dual Degree Programs

Computer Science, B.S. / Mathematics, B.S.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

Yancy Nunez, Undergraduate Program Manager and Advisor, Instructor

Patricia Schovanec, Undergraduate Advisor, Instructor with Continuing Appointment

Graduate Programs

Mathematics, M.S. (Thesis Option)

Mathematics, M.S. (Non-Thesis Exam Option)

Mathematics, M.S. (Non-Thesis Report Option)

Statistics, M.S. (Thesis Option)

Statistics, M.S. (Non-Thesis Exam Option)

Statistics, M.S. (Non-Thesis Report Option)

Mathematics, Ph.D.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Mathematics Graduate Certificate 

Contact a Graduate Advisor

David Cannon, Graduate Program Manager and Advisor, Part-Time Instructor

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Department of Philosophy

Chair: Dr. Mark Webb

Contact the Department

251 English/Philosophy Building
Box 43092
Lubbock, TX 79409-3092

Phone: 806.742.3275

Undergraduate Programs

Philosophy, B.A.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

Eleanor Mode

Dr. Joel Velasco

Dr. Daniel Nathan

Graduate Programs

Philosophy, M.A.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Ethics Graduate Certificate

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Department of Physics & Astronomy

Chair: Dr. Sung-Won Lee

Contact the Department

101 Science Building
Box 41051
Lubbock, TX 79409-1051

Phone: 806.742.3767

Undergraduate Programs

Physics, B.S.: Applied Physics Concentration

Physics, B.S.: Astrophysics Concentration

Physics, B.S.: Professional Physics Concentration

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

806.834.3994
Dr. Melanie Ungar, Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor
Please Note: Students should schedule appointments with Dr. Ungar via Strive. Her preferred method of communication is email.

Graduate Programs

Physics, M.S. (Thesis Option)

Physics, M.S. (Exam-Based Option)

Physics, M.S. (Course-Based Option)

Physics, Ph.D.

Contact a Graduate Advisor

Dr. Melanie Ungar, Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor
Please Note: Students should schedule appointments with Dr. Ungar via Strive. Her preferred method of communication is email.

806.834.4724
Dr. Igor Volobouev, Graduate Advisor

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Department of Political Science

Chair: Dr. Timothy Nokken

Contact the Department

113 Holden Hall
Box 41015
Lubbock, TX 79409-1015

Phone: 806.742.3121

Undergraduate Programs

Political Science, B.A.

Global Studies, B.A.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

Sara Dennis

Graduate Programs

Political Science, M.A.

Public Administration, M.P.A.

Political Science, Ph.D.

Dual Degree Programs

Public Administration, M.P.A. / J.D.

Public Administration, M.P.A. / Public Health, M.P.H.

Graduate Certificates

Strategic Studies Graduate Certificate

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Pre-Med & Pre-Health Programs, Undergraduate

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Department of Psychological Sciences

Chair: Dr. Robert Morgan

Contact the Department

119 Psychology Building
Box 42051
Lubbock, TX 79409-2051

Phone: 806.742.3711

Undergraduate Programs

Psychology, B.A.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

Maggie Durham

Sarah Fulmer

Graduate Programs

(Counseling Psychology, M.A. — This degree is being phased out; no new students.)

Experimental Psychology, M.A.

Psychology, M.A.

General Experimental Psychology, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

Counseling Psychology, Ph.D.

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Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work

Chair: Dr. Cristina Bradatan

Contact the Department

158 Holden Hall
Box 41012
Lubbock TX 79409-1012

Phone 806.742.2400

Undergraduate Programs

Anthropology, B.A.

Anthropology, B.A.: Forensic Anthropology Concentration

Social Work, B.A.

Sociology, B.A.

Sociology B.A.: Criminology Concentration

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

Office: HH 161
806.834.5111 — Alexandra Haney, Advisor for Sociology

Office: HH 159
806.834.0428 — Adrienne Scales, Advisor for Social Work and Anthropology

Graduate Programs

Anthropology, M.A.

Sociology, M.A.

Social Work, M.S.W.

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Wind Energy

Undergraduate Programs

(Offered by the National Wind Institute through the College of Arts and Sciences beginning in the fall semester of 2020)

Wind Energy, B.S.

Contact an Undergraduate Advisor

806.742.6284

Kacey Marshall

Laci McDermett

Graduate Programs

(Offered by the National Wind Institute)

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Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Minors

Actuarial Science, Undergraduate Minor

Asian Studies, Undergraduate Minor

Community and Urban Studies, Undergraduate Minor

Comparative Literature, Undergraduate Minor

Dramatic Writing, Undergraduate Minor

Environmental Studies, Undergraduate Minor

Ethnic Studies, Undergraduate Minor

European Studies, Undergraduate Minor

Family Life Studies, Undergraduate Minor

Film and Media Studies, Undergraduate Minor

Forensic Sciences, Undergraduate Minor

Health Professions, Undergraduate Minor

International Studies, Undergraduate Minor

Linguistics, Undergraduate Minor

Literature of Social Justice and Environment, Undergraduate Minor

Religion Studies, Undergraduate Minor

Wind Energy, Undergraduate Minor

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