Texas Tech University

Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences and Human Sciences

Your degree means you'll make a positive difference in your community.

You want to understand human behavior—why some people join certain political parties, or why some become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Maybe you'll help children and families as a counselor or case worker or work in law enforcement profiling criminals. You could even choose a career as an attorney.

Why Texas Tech?

You'll develop the knowledge and confidence to start something big, like Helen verDuin Palit, BS/Sociology, Psychology and Art 1978, Graduate Studies/Sociology 1979. Helen founded City Harvest, America Harvest, Angel Harvest and Aloha Harvest organizations that provide 700,000 meals each day to hungry men, women and children across the country and around the world.

"It wasn't just the courses, but the larger ambiance throughout Lubbock that encouraged me to venture down new paths."

Helen verDuin Palit, BS '78 

The Facts

And you can start while you're still a student:

  • Social work students provide more than 11,000 hours of service in Lubbock through practice classes and senior field placements.
  • The Center for Forensic Science in the College of Arts and Sciences presents training sessions and aids in case examinations for law enforcement personnel.
  • The Government and Public Service Internship Program program awards scholarships to students chosen to spend a semester in Washington, D.C., and participate in the policy-making process.

Colleges and Majors


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Anthropology |Economics | Kinesiology | Health | Political Science | Pre-Law Psychology | Social Work | Sociology


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Community, Family and Addiction Services | Family and Consumer Sciences | Human Development and Family Studies


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Honors Arts and Letters | Pre-Law open tracks
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.


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.