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Online/ Distance Degree Programs

The department offers multiple courses and degrees online and at a distance for both undergrdauates and graduates. Please check out the online/distance pages to read more what courses are offered, as well as what are the different type formats.



The department of Biological Sciences offers a Bachelors of Science in Biology on the TTU Waco extension site. Students from up and down the I-35 coordior can travel to the TTU at Waco extension site located on the McLennan Community College campus to earn a TTU Biology degree. Please check out the Texas Tech at Waco Biology page to learn more.

Currently there are no 100% online biology undergraduate major degree options; however, we are always working on new opportunities for our students.

We are currently offering our Biology minor online utilizing Biology of Plants (BIOL 1401) and Biology of Animals (BIOL 1402) as the freshman course options. Various upper division electives are available online.


Graduate Programs

The Biological Science department currently offers two distinct Master's level online programs. Both of these programs are 100% online and asynchronous meaning you can complete the coursework on your schedule from anywhere. 

Ecology and Environmental Sustainability, PSM

The Professional Science Master's degree (PSM) in Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resource Management is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares graduates for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit sectors, and focuses on sustainability science as it applies to natural resources and the environment. The PSM degree combines graduate study in science with training in management, teamwork, financial understanding, marketing concepts and communication skills necessary for a successful professional career. 

Degree website: Professional Science Master's Degrees in Environmental Sustainability

Dual Credit Credential: Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), M.Ed.

Dual Credit C&I Biology Degree Flyer

The Master's in Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Biology is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares secondary teachers to teach dual credit (high school/college) biology courses. The degree is through the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The Dual Credit Credential program requires 36 hours, which includes 18 hours of C&I (EDCI) and 18 hours of biology courses. A wide range of biology courses will provide students with advanced training ranging from ecology, evolutionary biology and genomics to plant biology, vertebrate and invertebrate biology. This is a fully online, asynchronous degree.

Degree website: Dual Credit Credential (Master's Degree in C&I)



Department of Biological Sciences

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    Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Box 43131 Lubbock, TX 79409
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