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History of the College

The College of Human Sciences was one of the four original colleges at Texas Tech University at its founding in 1925. As such, we have a long and proud history of academic program excellence in all of the majors that we offer. 

The College offers a wide range of outstanding programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. From Family Studies, Human Development, Early Childhood, Marriage and Family Therapy, Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management, and Food and Nutrition to Personal Financial Planning, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Interior Design, Apparel Design, and Retail Management, Texas Tech has the program for YOU!

Our faculty members are recognized experts in their respective fields and are excellent classroom instructors. They conduct research on the most significant problems and concerns facing society: adolescent and adult substance abuse, family needs for retirement planning, nutrition and disease prevention, and problems of child development are just a few of our research areas. Each year the faculty brings in nearly $ 2 Million in sponsored project funding from external sources to support our research and teaching mission.

Our facilities are modern and our educational technology, including our fully networked Computer Learning Center, provide experiences for individual students and classes. Every Human Sciences program for which a national accreditation process exists has achieved that accreditation. Although the College of Human Sciences is currently the largest comprehensive program of its type in the United States, we are concerned about the individual student. Recent employment surveys of our graduates show that the job market for Human Sciences majors is robust. In fact, all of our majors allow students the opportunity to obtain a practicum or internship experience. This combines "real world" experience in your chosen field with a convenient bridge to first employment for many.

Our Academic Advising Services center is recognized across campus as a student-friendly service. Our programs are people-focused, and our attention to the individual needs of students is our top priority. We consider ourselves an "academic Family," where each and every student counts!

Every year more students accepted to the College of Human Sciences are awarded academic scholarships. The College has scholarship endowments in excess of $ 12 million, and annually grants more than 400 scholarships worth more than $250,000. I encourage you to gain additional information about our dynamic programs as you browse through our Web site. Feel free to call or to write for information and to schedule a tour or conference with a faculty member. You will be glad that you did!

Dr. Linda Hoover
Dean, College of Human Sciences