Texas Tech University


Declaring a Degree-granting Major

While the ten pre-health designations advised by Pre-Professional Health Careers are options available to entering students during the admissions process, they are not degree-granting majors; for example, students will not complete a degree in "pre-medicine." As many health professions schools and programs either require or recommend completion of a bachelor's degree prior to entry, the majority of pre-health designated students will eventually select a degree-granting major.

To support this process and to uphold Texas House Bill 3025, students in pre-health designations are encouraged to identify and declare into a degree-granting major by the time they earn 45 credit hours. While state law allows students to remain in undeclared designations for two full semesters after reaching 45 credit hours, the earlier a student formalizes their plans and begins their relationship with a degree-granting major department, its faculty, students, and advisors, the better.

All Texas Tech University students, including those in declared, degree-granting majors, are able to access the advising, programs, and services provided by Pre-Professional Health Careers.

PLEASE NOTE: If a student should remain in a pre-health designation past one full semester after reaching 45 credit hours, a registration and transcript hold will be placed on their account and it will not be moved or removed until the student declares into a degree-granting major.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy


Grade Point Average Policy