Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Minor in Human Sciences

The interdisciplinary minor/concentration in Human Sciences guides and encourages students to understand the foundation of enhancing and improving the human condition. The curriculum integrates courses based on 3 specific learning outcomes: Human Condition, Communicate Life, and Create Change.

  • 18 hour concentration
  • A 2.0 GPA minimum is required, but students must also satisfy the GPA requirements for specific courses.

Required Courses

12 hours

  • ADRS 2310 – Understanding Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction
  • HDFS 2322 – Partnering: The Development of Intimate Relationships
  • PFI 3301 – Introduction to Personal Finance
  • NS 1325 – Nutrition, Foods, and Healthy Living

Minor Elective Options

6 hours

Choose 2 courses from the following:

  • FCSE 3303 – Educational Processes in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • FCSE 3350 – Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • CFAS 2300 – Community, Civility, & Ethics
  • CFAS 2360 – Diversity in Community, Family, and Addiction Services
  • ADRS 3325 – Family Dynamics of Addiction (pre-req: ADRS 2310)
  • ADRS 3329 – Addiction, Recovery, and Relationships (pre-req: ADRS 2310)
  • ADRS 4329 – Eating Disorders (pre-req: ADRS 2310)
  • RHIM 3345 – Event Management
  • RHIM 3350 – Travel and Tourism
  • RHIM 3355 – Club & Resort Management
  • RHIM 3358 – Human Resources in the Service Industry
  • RTL 4335 – Practices in Web-based Retail Management
  • RTL 4340 – Entrepreneurship: Retail Business Planning ANY upper level HDFS – Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • NS 4220 – Medical Terminology
  • PFI 3321 – Financial Counseling and Consumer Credit
  • PFI 3341 – Financial Goal Strategies
  • PFI 3361 – Managing Risk
  • PFI 3381 – Investing
  • INTS 3330 – Global Perspectives
  • INTS 3350 – Leadership
  • INTS 3301 – Career & Professional Development

* (No more than 3 hours may be chosen from INTS)

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