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Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in
Digital Media & Professional Communication

Earn a communications degree that prepares you well with a broad skill set. Run your own communications business or manage an organization's internal or external digital communications.

Looking for a fast-paced career in media and communication that has opportunities in just about every industry? The B.A. in Digital Media and Professional Communication covers all aspects of communication for all kinds of audiences, applying different forms of media.

For the specifics: a B.A. in Digital Media and Professional Communication requires 18 hours in courses focused on the processes of communication, 18 hours in courses focused on audiences, and 21 hours from applied electives.

Check out the details, along with course descriptions, in the Digital Media and Professional Communication page in the current catalog.

Bachelor of Science in
Education

Complete student teaching and coursework all in your hometown by working with local districts who are eager to hire you when you accomplish your goal of a degree.

When you complete this two-year program, you'll have done all the coursework required, the student teaching necessary, and you'll have earned your teaching certificate. All these goals can be met right in your own hometown, with student teaching in partnering districts that hope to hire you when you're done.

Learn more about the overall program at the Tech Teach across Texas webpage.

Bachelor of Science in
Plant and Soil Science

State-of-the-art facilities, wine labs and a teaching vineyard give students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the local wine industry, which is vibrant and growing rapidly.

Turn your love of plants and the environment into a great career with a degree from Plant and Soil Science. Online course options cover a wide range of opportunities in crops, soils, horticulture, entomology and related fields. A concentration either in Viticulture and Enology or in local food and wine production at the Fredericksburg regional site takes advantage of Texas Tech's on-site vineyard as well as the vibrant wine industry in the Texas Hill Country.

For degree program details and course descriptions, check out the current catalog program page for Plant and Soil Science.

Bachelor of Arts in
Political Science

Gain a solid foundation and broad understanding of the discipline of political science, including domestic and international relations and policy. Then head off for careers or continued education in politics, law, journalism, teaching or civil service.

Whether your interest lies in politics, law, journalism, teaching or civil service, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science can be a great choice. The curriculum for this degree provides students with a solid foundation and broad understanding of the discipline, along with a number of opportunities to specialize in particular interests.

Our proximity to Austin, the heartbeat of Texas politics, gives you a front-row seat on current issues in government and law. Local faculty take advantage of that proximity with the exciting mix of guest speakers they bring to the classroom.

For the specifics: an undergraduate degree in Political Science requires a minimum of 30 hours of coursework within the department. Check out the breadth of course topics available through the Department of Political Science page in the current catalog.


Interdisciplinary Degrees

Bachelor of
General Studies

If you'd like to build a career around an intellectual interest, a professional ambition, or graduate study, consider the Bachelor of General Studies. The interdisciplinary degree is based on courses from three areas of concentration. At least two of the three should be minors from the College of Arts and Sciences, but you can combine a wide variety of areas of study to build a specialized combination that fits your own career goals and interest.

So, what are the specific requirements? Students must have completed at least four semesters of a single foreign language at high school, or two semesters at the college level, freshman or higher. For each area of concentration, a student must have a minimum of 18 hours of coursework, with at least 9 of those hours completed at Texas Tech. Across the three areas, a student must have a total of 24 hours that are at the junior/senior level.

For more information, take a look at the general studies website.

Bachelor of
Human Sciences

Take the technical or vocational associate's degree you earned in a human sciences field to a new level with a Bachelor's of Applied Sciences in Human Sciences. The Associate's of Applied Sciences becomes your first area of concentration - minor - in this interdisciplinary degree plan. The second minor is Human Sciences, and the third is another related minor from the College of Human Sciences.

Check out the current catalog for information about the Human Sciences B.A.A.S. and the other Human Sciences minors that can be combined into this interdisciplinary degree.

Bachelor of Arts or Science in
University Studies

If you have an idea for growing your career or starting a new one, but no degree program you've looked at seems to fit that idea, then you may be a good candidate for a Bachelor of Arts or Science in University Studies. For this degree, you choose three customizable areas of study and knit them together into a degree that fits your career vision. You can choose your areas of concentration from any of Texas Tech's academic colleges. For each area of concentration, you need a minimum of 18 hours of coursework, plus any specific course prerequisites. You also have 9 hours of integrative studies courses that help you discover the best way to put those distinct areas of study together toward your individually designed degree.

For more information, take a look at the university studies website.

Applied Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Degrees

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in
Applied Leadership

Have you got an Associate degree in either Applied Arts or Applied Science? These degrees can be very beneficial for people who want to go into the workforce immediately after getting a two-year degree because these degrees provide the technical skills needed for a well-paying job. But did you know that you can use that degree as a first step toward a Bachelor's degree?

The Bachelor's degree of Applied Arts or Science in Applied Leadership builds on the credit you've already earned to form your occupational specialization. Active-duty military and veterans might also receive credit for technical training they've received. Then you combine that occupational specialization with two professional development concentrations, each with a minimum of 18 hours of coursework.

You'll find more details in the current catalog pages for Applied Arts and Sciences in Applied Leadership.

Bachelor of Applied Sciences in
Human Sciences

Take the technical or vocational associate's degree you earned in a human sciences field to a new level with a Bachelor's of Applied Sciences in Human Sciences. The Associate's of Applied Sciences becomes your first area of concentration - minor - in this interdisciplinary degree plan. The second minor is Human Sciences, and the third is another related minor from the College of Human Sciences.

Check out the current catalog for information about the Human Sciences B.A.A.S. and the other Human Sciences minors that can be combined into this interdisciplinary degree.


Undergraduate Minors & Concentrations

Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies

For students with professional, academic or personal interest in addictive disorders, this area of study provides an understanding of the physiological, psychological, societal and familial factors contributing to addiction and to recovery from addiction.

Communication Studies

Communication skills are vital to all careers, skills such as effective speaking, listening, writing, relationship-building and critical thinking. This area of study helps student develop high-level communication skills for personal, professional and public settings, including in small groups and organizations.

English

Covering literary works from a wide variety of periods and genres, this concentration prepares students for many careers such as teaching, government service and business, and for graduate study in fields such as law, medicine, and business.

General Business

With this area of study, students develop skills needed for critical components of business operations: marketing, financial and managerial accounting, finance, operations management, organization management and business economics. Students are well equipped for business or nonprofit management.

Health Professions

This area of study helps students planning to continue their study for health profession careers as nurses and nurse practitioners, doctors, dentists, or healthcare administrators. Students can meet very specific prerequisite requirements for those careers within this area of study.

History

With history as an area of study, students can deepen their understanding of the complex world in which they live, stimulate intellectual attitudes for participation in contemporary society, and cultivate mental skills needed for teaching or for employment in many areas of the modern economic system.

Human Development and Family Studies

Students in this area of study learn about the family life cycle and individual development from the prenatal period through the complete adult life span. They gain a thorough understanding of individuals and families, as well as the skills necessary for interactions between people.

Human Resource Development

Coursework in the human resource development curriculum focuses on workplace topics such as human relations and communication, training and development, staffing skills and strategies, as well as leadership within the workplace.

Human Sciences

The interdisciplinary minor in Human Sciences guides and encourages students to understand the foundation of enhancing and improving the human condition. Courses are integrated around three learning outcomes: Human Condition, Communicate Life, and Create Change.

Integrative Studies

"Integrate" is the key word for this area of study in which students learn how to build bridges across diverse academic disciplines. The skills for integration and synthesis help students apply skills and knowledge to develop innovative insights and solutions across a variety of careers.

Integrative Studies in Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare is a unique, multi-faceted, interdisciplinary field that is growing and that requires knowledge in health, wellness, and personnel. This minor provides an overview of the healthcare field and its various organizations, integrating theory, application, and practice in healthcare organizations.

Journalism and Visual Media

An area of study that is unique to the Fredericksburg regional teaching site, this concentration allows students to study issues related to news, writing, photography and publications. Students interested in travel and destination journalism will appreciate that focus in coursework.

Media Strategies

This area of study integrates media and communication to drive media innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Combining these disciplines helps students understand how media works with different audiences and helps them develop skills for pitching creative ideas to management and investors.

Nutrition Science

Students choosing this area of study will learn about the role nutrition plays in the health and well-being of people. Courses available prepare students for careers in hospitals, food service, business and government agencies, particularly when coupled with family studies or health professions.

Organizational Leadership

The interdisciplinary area of study in organizational leadership guides students in the exploration of organizations and their influence in the global economy. Courses focus on communication, leadership, and operational practice, providing excellent preparation for organizations in all sectors.

Plant and Soil Science

This area of study, for students not seeking the full degree, includes courses on horticulture and turfgrass science, crop science, environmental soil and water science, and viticulture and enology. Students are prepared to face real world challenges within agriculture and environmental issues.

Political Science

Students in this area of study will gain valuable insight into political values, domestic policy issues, and foreign policy, all of which can be combined with many other areas of study for career preparation in such fields as law, journalism, teaching, civil service and business.

Psychology

Virtually any career that involves working in teams or managing people can benefit from courses available in this area of study. Courses prepare students to better understand behavior, differences, relationships, personality, and levels of development, as well as other aspects of psychological sciences.

Public Health

Five core areas of public health are provided through this area of study, including epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental science, social and behavioral science, and health policy and management. Students gain a solid introduction to all the aspects of public health administration.

Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management

Students looking for management career opportunities in the hospitality industry will be well prepared with this area of study. Courses cover topics such as hotel operations, hospitality management, travel & tourism, and food systems management.

Sociology

As an area of study, sociology can be focused or quite broad in examining groups and individuals in society. An array of societal issues - such as, race, ethnicity, gender, age, criminology, deviance - are relevant preparation for careers in business, law enforcement, social services, and many other fields.

Studies in Personal Finance

Courses in this area of study cover information on the intricacies of basic finance skills, the consumer credit process, investing, and the skills students need to set and achieve a financial plan for life. These same skills boost a student's employability

Technical Communication

Every profession requires communication skills, and this area of study helps students develop the proficiency and confidence in communication that gets them jobs and promotions, whether their career interests are in any number of fields or are more specific, such as editing, grant writing, website development...

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