Texas Tech University

B.G.S. Distance Education

Areas of Study Available to Distance Students

This General Studies degree consists of coursework taken in three areas of study, which must be selected from established minors recognized in the Texas Tech Catalog. Two of the three areas of study must be administered by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Each of the three areas of study must include at least 18 hours of coursework. A minimum of nine hours in each area of study must be taken in residence at Texas Tech University, six of which must be taken at the junior/senior level. A total of 24 junior/senior hours must be taken between the three areas of study. Some areas of study may require more than 9 hours of in-residence coursework and/or junior/senior hours, per departmental regulations.

Communication Literacy (CL)

Students must complete a minimum of two courses designated as Communication Literacy (CL) options within one or more of the selected areas of study. At least one CL course must be an Arts & Sciences course.  Learn more about Communication Literacy requirements for the General Studies degree.


Administered by the College of Arts & Sciences

Online Only

Area of Study   Online # of CL Courses
English   3+
Health Professions    
History   1+
Mathematics    
Political Science  

1+

Psychology    ●

1

Sociology    
Technical Communication   3+
Wind Energy    

Hill Country

Area of Study Face to Face Online # of CL Courses
English 3+
Health Professions    
History 3+
Mathematics    
Political Science 1+
Psychology    ● 1
Sociology  
Technical Communication 3+
Wind Energy    

Waco

Area of Study Face to Face Online # of CL Courses
Athletic Coaching  1
Biology

2+
Chemistry  ●    
English   3+
Family Life Studies   1+
Health Professions

● 

2+
History 3+
Kinesiology ●  1
Mathematics    
Political Science 2+
Psychology    ● 1
Public Health
 
2
Sociology 2+
Technical Communication   3+
Wind Energy    

DFW Area (Collin/Rockwall)

Area of Study Face to Face Online # of CL Courses
English   3+
Health Professions    
History   3+
Mathematics    
Political Science   1+ 
Psychology    ● 1
Sociology    
Technical Communication   3+
Wind Energy    


Outside of the College of Arts & Sciences

Online Only

Area of Study   Online
Addiction, Disorder, & Recovery Studies  
Agricultural Leadership  
Human Development & Family Sciences²  
Human Resource Development  
Human Sciences  
Integrative Studies  
Natural Resource Management  
Nutrition  
Plant & Soil Sciences  
Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management  
Studies in Personal Finance  
Women & Gender Studies  

² Human Development & Family Sciences
Students must have earned a minimum of 12 TTU hours and a minimum 2.50 TTU GPA.

Hill Country

Area of Study Face to Face Online
Addiction, Disorder, & Recovery Studies  
Agricultural Leadership  
General Business¹  
Human Development & Family Sciences²  
Human Resource Development  
Human Sciences  
Integrative Studies  
Natural Resource Management  
Nutrition  
Plant & Soil Sciences
Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management  
Studies in Personal Finance  
Women's & Gender Studies  

¹ General Business
Students must have earned a minimum of 12 TTU hours and a minimum 2.75 TTU GPA.

² Human Development & Family Sciences
Students must have earned a minimum of 12 TTU hours and a minimum 2.50 TTU GPA.

Waco

Area of Study Face to Face Online
Addiction, Disorder, & Recovery Studies  
Agricultural Leadership  
Communication Studies
Human Development & Family Sciences²  
Human Resource Development  
Human Sciences
 
Integrative Studies  
Natural Resource Management  
Nutrition  
Plant & Soil Sciences  
Public Relations
Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management  
Studies in Personal Finance  
Women's & Gender Studies  

² Human Development & Family Sciences
Students must have earned a minimum of 12 TTU hours and a minimum 2.50 TTU GPA.

 

DFW Area (Collin/Rockwall)

Area of Study Face to Face Online
Addiction, Disorder, & Recovery Studies  
Agricultural Leadership  
Human Development & Family Sciences²  
Human Resource Development  
Human Sciences  
Integrative Studies  
Natural Resource Management  
Nutrition  
Plant & Soil Sciences  
Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management  
Studies in Personal Finance  
Women's & Gender Studies  

² Human Development & Family Sciences
Students must have earned a minimum of 12 TTU hours and a minimum 2.50 TTU GPA.