Texas Tech University

Health, Life and Natural Sciences

From human health to hurricanes, you can use your interest in science to make the world a better place.

Why Texas Tech?

You'll discover your passion and realize your potential, like Jaclyn Cañas, BS/Zoology, 2001, PhD/Environmental Toxicology, 2005. Jaclyn always knew she would become a doctor, but her journey wasn't quite what she expected. Instead of medical school, Jaclyn chose a PhD program after encouragement from a faculty mentor led her to discover a special talent for research. She even took her research abroad, studying reptiles in Belize.

"My undergraduate mentor, Dr. Todd Anderson, definitely influenced my career decision. His confidence in me and encouragement really shaped me into the scientist and teacher that I am today."

EJaclyn Cañas, BA '01, PhD '05


The Facts

  • Texas Tech offers you the opportunity to have transformational experiences through undergraduate research or early acceptance to medical school programs through the Honors College.
  • Hands-on experience is accessible in courses, internships, jobs and volunteer positions at our Health Sciences Center, also located in Lubbock. www.ttuhsc.edu
  • Field and laboratory courses test your classroom knowledge in real-life settings.
  • Texas Tech's location is just a short drive from canyons that expose unique geological sequences.
  • Springtime in Lubbock presents perfect conditions for observing thunderstorms and other active weather events.
  • A university-owned observatory near campus provides excellent viewing of the wide West Texas night skies.


Colleges and Majors


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Anthropology | Biochemistry
Biology | Cell and Molecular Biology
Chemistry | Kinesiology
Geography | Geosciences | Health
Microbiology | Physics 
Pre-Professional Health Designations:
Pre-Dental | Pre-Medical Technology | Pre-Medicine
Pre-Nursing | Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry | Pre-Pharmacy | Pre-Physical Therapy


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Animal Science | Plant Biotechnology
Pre-Veterinary Medicine


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Honors Arts and Letters (pre-health track)


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Nutritional Sciences


If you are preparing for a career in health care, Pre-Professional Health advisors can provide resources to help you choose your major, complete prerequisites, prepare for entrance tests and submit applications. You can be admitted with a designation such as pre-med or pre-pharmacy without having to choose a specific major right away.