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Meet Your Advisors

Alexandria Saulnier

Alexandria Saulnier McKinin

Sr. Academic Advisor

Contact: alexandria.saulnier@ttu.edu

Phone: 1 (806) 834-7554

Office: 10

Students Last Name: A-L

Vincent M. Sisneros

Vincent M. Sisneros

Lead Academic Advisor

Contact: vincent.m.sisneros@ttu.edu

Phone: 1 (806) 834-2351

Office: 10

Students Last Name: M-Z

Advising Information

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

  • Aug 27: Classes Begin 
  • Aug 30: Last day to add a course 
  • Sep 12: Last day to drop a course without academic penalty (wont count against your drops) 
  • Oct 29: Last day to drop a course with academic penalty (counts against drop limits)
  • Nov 20: Last day to transfer between colleges 
  • Nov 30: Last day to withdraw from the university
  • Dec 5: Last day of classes
  • Dec 7-12:  Final Exams

Advising Appointments 


30 minute Appointments are made M-F from 9-11 and 1-4 To schedule an appointment login to strive.ttu.edu or email Biology.advising@ttu.edu include your R#, reason for appointment, and 3 options for available meeting times. Minors do not require an appointment.

 

Biological Sciences GPA Minimum

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.

Assured Admission into Biological Sciences 
Students who graduate from an accredited high school and have completed the Texas Recommended High School Program (RHSP), or Advanced High School Program, or the Distinguished Endorsement of the Foundation School Program, or a high school diploma with endorsement, or Distinguished Diploma, or their equivalent (including Department of Defense schools) with required coursework will be assured admission if they present the appropriate combination of class rank and minimum test scores.

High School Class Rank                                                           Minimum Test Scores for Assured Admission*

Top 10 Percent †                                                                           No Minimum
First Quarter (other than top 10 percent)                                       ACT 24  SAT 1180
Second Quarter                                                                             ACT 26 SAT 1260
Third Quarter                                                                                 ACT 27 SAT 1290
Fourth Quarter                                                                               Application Review
* Writing portions of the ACT and SAT are not included in the minimum scores for assured admission.
† Revised SAT
‡ In accordance with House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, a student must earn distinguished level of achievement to be eligible for top 10% automatic admission.

Admission will be granted to students who hold competitive scholarships awarded by an official Texas Tech scholarship committee if the recipient otherwise meets the freshman admission requirements.

Transfer Admissions 

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.

 

 

Major Checklist

These check list 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 check list contact your Advisor. 

2017-2018 checklist

Biology

Biology "Ecology & Environmental Specialization"

Microbiology

Cell & Molecular Biology

 

2016 and prior

Minor Checklist

Helpful Links

Department of Biological Sciences

  • Address

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

    806.742.2715
  • Email

    biology@ttu.edu