Texas Tech University

Recommended Curriculum

The Recommended High School Program (RHSP) offers courses that give you the best opportunities to succeed in college. The RHSP is the default curriculum for Texas public high school students.

Please check with your guidance counselor on availability of courses.

English, Language Arts - 4 credits
English I, II, III, IV

Mathematics - 4 credits
Must include Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. You may select the fourth required credit from a list of state-approved mathematics courses.

Science - 4 credits
These might include Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Principles of Technology I.

Social Studies - 4 credits
Courses will be World History, World Geography, U.S. History since Reconstruction and two .5 credit courses, U.S. Government and Economics.

Language other than English - 2 credits

Physical Education - 1 credit
Must take courses in the same language.

Fine Arts - 1 credit

Speech - .5 credit

Electives - 5.5 credits