Texas Tech University

Honors College

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The Honors College connects theory and praxis, research and action, intellectualism and implementation.  

By prioritizing the scientist as well as the science, the dance, as well as the physics, the ethics as well as the invention, students, are empowered to face the future global grand challenges as future physicians, lawyers, teachers, writers, artists, scholars, engineers, leaders and so much more as they think beyond the four walls of the classroom and embrace the entirety of the educational experience as their training ground for the future. 

The Honors College strives to find solutions to the grand challenges our society faces and, in so doing, better the human condition for all in a continual and constant effort to do good in the world.

Academic Experience

Honors College students have the unique advantage of experiencing an intellectually and socially vibrant environment while having access to the vast resources of a major research university at Texas Tech.  Honors College students simultaneously benefit from being with others of the same intellectual preparation and commitment while enjoying the advantages of a university environment activity engaged in exploring all areas of human interest and concern.
Honors College students may pursue one or more of the 150+ majors and concentrations at Texas Tech, including Honors Sciences & the Humanities, a liberal arts program for the 21st century housed in the Honors College.  The Honors educational experience is the result of the integration of all colleges at TTU.
The Honors College, through small seminar-style classes, professional opportunities, and a dynamic community of scholars and change-makers, cultivates the talents and passions of its students while meeting the challenges of a fast-changing global society.

Beyond the Classroom

Honors Sciences & the Humanities Major:
A Liberal Arts Education for the 21st Century

Honors Sciences & the Humanities (HSH) connects history, culture, literature, and art to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. HSH majors choose from several professional tracks to tailor the degree to their personal and professional interests. The degree is ideal for preparing students for graduate studies in law, medicine, and a number of humanities and STEM fields.
Honors students who major in HSH will learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems ethically. The major encourages students to develop the skills and creativity necessary to be effective local and global leaders and citizens.
HSH concentrations:
·      Medicine, Global Health, & the Humanities
·      Politics, Philosophy, Economics, & the Law
·      Humanities-driven STEM
·      Environmental Sciences & the Humanities
(Please note that Honors students are welcome to pursue any undergraduate major offered at TTU; yet unlike students who are not Honors students, they also have the HSH major housed in the Honors College as an option for their academic major.)

Pathway Programs Available for Eligible Honors Students:

TTUHSC School of Medicine

TTUHSC School of Pharmacy

TTUHSC School of Health Professions

TTU School of Law

Important Dates:

July 1st
Honors College application opens
October 1st
Spring semester application deadline
December 1st
Priority application deadline for the fall semester
(All application materials are due for applicants to the TTUHSC School of Medicine via UMSI)
March 1st
Final application deadline for the fall semester

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Honors College