Texas Tech University

B.G.S. Distance Education

Areas of Study Available to Distance Students

This General Studies degree consists of coursework taken in three areas of study, which must be selected from established minors recognized in the Texas Tech Catalog. Two of the three areas of study must be administered by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Each of the three areas of study must include at least 18 hours of coursework. A minimum of nine hours in each area of study must be taken in residence at Texas Tech University, six of which must be taken at the junior/senior level. A total of 24 junior/senior hours must be taken between the three areas of study. Some areas of study may require more than 9 hours of in-residence coursework and/or junior/senior hours, per departmental regulations.

Communication Literacy (CL)

Students must complete a minimum of three courses designated as Communication Literacy (CL) options within one or more of the selected Arts & Sciences areas of study. Communication Literacy coursework which applies to a student's degree plan must taken in residence at Texas Tech University; transfer credit may not fulfill Communication Literacy requirements. Learn more about Communication Literacy requirements for the General Studies degree.


Administered by the College of Arts & Sciences

Online Only

Area of Study   Online # of CL Courses
English   3+
Health Professions    
History   3+
Mathematics    
Political Science   1+
Sociology    
Technical Communication   3+

Hill Country

Area of Study Face to Face Online # of CL Courses
English 3+
Health Professions    
History 3+
Mathematics    
Political Science 1+
Sociology  
Technical Communication 3+

Waco

Area of Study Face to Face Online # of CL Courses
Biology   TBD
English 3+
Health Professions    
History 3+
Mathematics    
Political Science 1+
Sociology 2+
Technical Communication   3+

McKinney (Collin)

Area of Study Face to Face Online # of CL Courses
English   3+
Health Professions    
History   3+
Mathematics    
Political Science   1+ 
Sociology    
Technical Communication   3+

Outside of the College of Arts & Sciences

Online Only

Area of Study   Online
Addiction, Disorder, & Recovery Studies  
Human Development & Family Studies²  
Human Resource Development  
Human Sciences  
Plant & Soil Sciences  
Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management  
Studies in Personal Finance  
Wind Energy  

² Human Development & Family Studies
Students must have earned a minimum of 12 TTU hours and a minimum 2.50 TTU GPA.

Hill Country

Area of Study Face to Face Online
Addiction, Disorder, & Recovery Studies  
General Business¹  
Human Development & Family Studies²  
Human Resource Development  
Human Sciences  
Plant & Soil Sciences
Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management  
Studies in Personal Finance  
Wind Energy  

¹ General Business
Students must have earned a minimum of 12 TTU hours and a minimum 2.75 TTU GPA.

² Human Development & Family Studies
Students must have earned a minimum of 12 TTU hours and a minimum 2.50 TTU GPA.

Waco

Area of Study Face to Face Online
Addiction, Disorder, & Recovery Studies  
Human Development & Family Studies²  
Human Resource Development  
Human Sciences
 
Plant & Soil Sciences  
Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management  
Studies in Personal Finance  
Wind Energy  

² Human Development & Family Studies
Students must have earned a minimum of 12 TTU hours and a minimum 2.50 TTU GPA.

McKinney (Collin)

Area of Study Face to Face Online
Addiction, Disorder, & Recovery Studies  
Human Development & Family Studies²  
Human Resource Development  
Human Sciences  
Plant & Soil Sciences  
Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management  
Studies in Personal Finance  
Wind Energy  

² Human Development & Family Studies
Students must have earned a minimum of 12 TTU hours and a minimum 2.50 TTU GPA.