Honors Major & Minors
What majors are available to Honors College students ?
Honors Arts & Letters
The Honors Arts and Letters (HAL) degree is intended to provide Honors College students who have wide-ranging interests in the arts and humanities with a broad-based and flexible liberal arts education similar to offerings at many small liberal arts colleges. HAL provides students with a foundation in history, humanities, language, and art, while the several tracks within the major allow them to focus on a specific area of study or career track. The HAL major is especially appropriate for students who are considering a career in law, and there is also a special track that prepares students to enter medical school and other health-related graduate and professional programs. HAL students are qualified for admission to graduate schools in a variety of non-technical fields. The emphasis of the major is on critical thinking and problem-solving, which is an excellent preparation for many different career paths.
Environment & the Humanities
The Environment and the Humanities (EVHM) minor, administered by the Honors College at Texas Tech University, is a broadly-based liberal arts minor designed to enable a student to gain working knowledge of the natural sciences, philosophy, and the humanities. It is unique in that it emphasizes the application of science knowledge to a creative endeavor. The knowledge and skills obtained through this minor will enable the student to pursue a number of options, including science journalism, nature writing, nature photography, museum science, documentaries, and other careers that require a merging of science and humanities disciplines.
The purpose of the Humanities minor is to give the inquiring and curious student a flexible and interdisciplinary program that will allow exploration in various areas of interest. This minor encourages a broad-based and overarching approach to the investigation of human accomplishment which expresses visions of life and values for living that offer both enjoyment and wisdom.