Texas Tech University

Humanities and Cultures

You're interested in learning what makes us different from the people of the past— or discovering if we are that different.

Develop your knowledge of ancient civilizations, thinkers and artists. Explore modern cultures in the classroom and abroad. Maybe you have an ear for language and would love to travel the world. Use your understanding of language and communication in teaching or counseling. Work for a company with offices around the world. 

"I encourage students to think about difficult moral questions to which I do not have final answers. I want to find out what they think—and why..."

Dr. Walter Schaller, Associate Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences


Accessible and affordable study abroad programs are encouraged. You'll study languages outside the traditional classroom and understand the culture at its source.

"Living in Spain and learning about another culture's traditions, values, morals, religion, food and everyday life was an amazing experience."

Kristin Scull, BS/Speech, Language and Hearing Science, 2006


Why Texas Tech?

Wess Mitchell, BA/History, Political Science and German, 2001, asked two questions when looking at colleges: "How much time will the faculty spend with me?" and "Is this school moving forward or just resting on its laurels?" His answers led him to Texas Tech.

"I chose Texas Tech because of the up-front interactions I had with the people there and the smaller class sizes. Texas Tech is going places."

Wess Mitchell, BA '01


Colleges and Majors


www.as.ttu.edu | 806.742.3831
Asian Studies (minor) | Classics | English Geography | French | German | History Latin American and Iberian Studies Philosophy | Spanish | Russian Language and Area Studies
Minors are available in Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, European Studies, International Studies, Linguistics, Religion Studies, and Women's Studies.


www.honr.ttu.edu | 806.742.1828
Honors Arts and Letters 
If you're looking for more in your college experience, the Honors College lets you spend time in and out of class with others who share your passion for learning. Specialized courses, undergraduate research, early registration and an Honors residence hall community compliment the outstanding instruction you'll receive from expert faculty.


www.vpa.ttu.edu | 806.742.0700
Art History | Music | Theatre Arts
Pair your cultural study with one of Texas Tech's language majors or minors for a better understanding of your field and increased marketability.