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Undergraduate Advising

Advising Information

How to Schedule an Appointment with Your Advisor

All students in Biological Sciences are assigned to an academic advisor by last name. Students are welcome and encouraged to schedule an appointment with their academic advisor on a regular basis not just when you have a registration hold.

Biology advising at Texas Tech is not about meeting as a roadblock to registering for classes, it is about making collaborative decisions with your advisor that will help you meet your educational goals. We see advising as a relationship with equal parts of responsibility and engage in productive discussions on achieving educational and career goals.

Important Dates

  • May 28: Summer I 2024 classes begin
  • May 31: Last day to drop a course without financial penalty
  • June 25: Last day to drop a course with academic penalty
  • June 27: Last day of classes
  • June 28-29:  Final Exams
  • July 1: Summer II 2024 classes begin
  • July 5: Last day to drop a course without financial penalty
  • July 29: Last day to drop a course with academic penalty
  • July 31: Last day of classes
  • Aug. 1-2:  Final Exams
  • Aug. 3: Summer Commencement

For the latest information and future calendars, click here

Meet Your Advisors


Laci McDermett

Laci McDermett

Program Director

Contact: laci.mcdermett@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-2423

Office: 112

Students Last Name: A-B

Morgan Hyman

Morgan Hyman

Senior Academic Advisor

Contact: morgan.hyman@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8112

Office: 10

 Students Last Name: C-H



Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

Senior Academic Advisor

Contact: alexandra.d.rodriguez@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-6978

Office: 10

 Students Last Name: I-Q



Lizzie Moreno

Lizzie Moreno

Senior Academic Advisor

Contact: lizzie.moreno@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-5904

Office: 10

 Students Last Name: R-Z

Advising Appointments

30-minute appointments are made M-F from 9-12 and 1-4. Students wishing to minor in Biology or Health Professions do not require an appointment.

Major Checklist

These worksheets serve as a guide to allow students to ensure they are enrolled in the correct classes. If you are enrolled in a course that does not appear on your worksheet, contact your Advisor. 

Degree Plans


Biology "Ecology & Environmental Specialization"

Biology "Pre-Medical Health Sciences Concentration"


Cell & Molecular Biology

Minor Checklist

Admissions Information 

You are assured admission if you are graduating from an accredited high school and present the required combination of high school class rank and college entrance test scores indicated below.

Class Rank Test Scores*                  ACT SAT
Top 10%                                        No minimum
First Quarter
(excluding top 10%)                       24 1180
Second Quarter                              26 1260
Third Quarter                                 27 1290
Fourth Quarter                               Application Review

*ACT composite score; SAT reflects evidence-based reading and writing, and math; The highest section scores from multiple tests on the ACT and SAT will be used to maximize score. Assured admission is granted to all students who hold competitive scholarships awarded by an official Texas Tech University scholarship committee.

Transfer applicants will be assured admission if they meet the following requirements (cumulative GPA is calculated with transferable credit only):

Transferrable Credit Hours                        Transfer GPA
12-23                                                       2.5
24+                                                          2.5


Departmental GPA minimum  

  • Any students entering in Fall 2018 or later must meet the TTU Assured Admission Standards to declare as a DBS major.
  • Internal TTU transfer students must have a TTU GPA of 2.5 or better with a minimum 12 completed semester hours. External transfer students from other colleges and universities must have a GPA of 2.5 or better with a minimum 12 completed semester hours to declare as a DBS majors.
  • Any student whose TTU GPA drops below 2.5 shall have one long semester to bring their TTU GPA back to 2.5; a student who fails to do so within that time limit shall be transferred out of DBS.

Helpful Links


Department of Biological Sciences

  • Address

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

  • Email