Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences Online

The Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences is designed for students who wish to pursue multiple fields of study within the College of Human Sciences. It provides flexibility for students to explore specific areas of interest, work toward career goals, or prepare for graduate or professional study. Students are required to select three areas of concentration, which are similar in content to a minor.

Each concentration consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours for a total of 54 minimum hours. Two concentrations must be in the College of Human Sciences and may be selected from addictive disorders and recovery studies; apparel design and manufacturing; community, family, and addiction sciences; human development and family studies; interior design; nutritional sciences; personal financial planning; restaurant, hotel, and institutional management; retail management; personal finance, and family and consumer sciences extension education.

Students are also required to complete the core curriculum required by both the university and the College of Human Sciences for a total of 120 semester hours. For additional information about the requirements and course offerings, see an academic adviser in the College of Human Sciences.

Program Overview

  • 120 credit hours
  • Coursework is completed primarily online. Some courses, like lab sciences, cannot be taught online and must be taken face-to-face at a college or university in your area.
  • Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED
  • Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Learn more about the difference between part-time and full-time undergraduate enrollment.
  • Semester-based courses run with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four yearly sessions.

Application Process

Although there is no application deadline, potential students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least three months prior to projected initial enrollment.

  1. Apply to Texas Tech University as either a first-time freshman or an undergraduate transfer.
    • The application fee is $75 for U.S. students and $125 for international applicants.
    • In addition to applying, you will need to submit ACT or SAT scores and an official high school transcript with class rank.
  2. Apply for financial aid and/or scholarships.
    • Financial aid is distributed based on full-time enrollment and several other eligibility requirements. Your enrolled hours as of the 12th day of class in the fall and spring semesters determines your enrollment status for the semester, and financial aid is disbursed accordingly. Attending less than full-time could mean a reduction in aid. Learn more.
  3. Upon acceptance, you will be assigned an advisor to ensure your continuous progress towards the degree. If you receive a letter of rejection, there is an opportunity for filing a re-evaluation request if performance improves.
    • Texas Tech University will notify you of your application status by updating the Applications tab in your Raiderlink.


Curriculum for B.S. in Human Sciences
Fall Spring
HUSC 1100 or IS 1100 1
ENGL 1301, Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Advanced College Rhetoric‡ 3
Mathematics* 3 Mathematics or Logic* 3
Creative Arts* 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
POLS 1301, American Gov., Org. 3 Human Sciences Core Elective† 3
Concentration 3 POLS 2302, American Public Policy‡ 3
Fall Spring
HIST 2300, History of U.S. to 1877 3 HIST 2301, History of U.S. Since 1877 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture* 3 CFAS 2300, Community, Civility, & Ethics 3
Life and Physical Science* 4 Concentration 9
Concentration 6    
Fall Spring
Life and Physical Science* 4 Elective 3
Concentration 9 Concentration 12
Fall Spring
Elective 6 Elective 6
Concentration 9 Concentration 9
Total hours required for degree: 120

Students who will graduate under a catalog previous to 2012-2013 must meet the Technology and Applied Science requirement of the core.
* Choose from core curriculum requirements.
† Choose from ADRS 2310, HDFS 2322, PFP 3301, NS 1325.
‡ Prerequisites and restrictions apply.



Currently Available Distance Concentrations in the College of Human Sciences
Concentration in Human Development and Family Studies
Courses Available Spring Summer Fall
HDFS 2303 Life Span Perspectives     X
HDFS 3301 Theories of Human Development and Family Studies     X
HDFS 3310 Prenatal and Infant Development X    
HDFS 3320 Contemporary Families     X
HDFS 3350 Development in Cross-­‐Cultural Perspectives X    
HDFS 3390 Research Methods in HDFS X    
At least one of these courses is offered in the summer and frequently courses are offered more than once a year.
Concentration in Personal Finance
Courses Available Spring Summer Fall
PFP 1302 Cultural and Gender Diversity in Personal Finance
PFP 1305 Love, Life, and Money
PFP 1301 Introduction to Personal Finance X X X
PFP 3321 Financial Counseling and Consumer Credit X X X
PFP 3341 Personal Finance: Goal Planning X X X
PFP 3361 Personal Finance: Managing Risk X X X
PFP 3381 Personal Finance: Investing X X X
Concentration in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management
Courses Available Spring Summer Fall
RHIM 2310 Introduction to Hospitality Management X X X
RHIM 3308 Hotel Group Sales and Services X X X
RHIM 3341 Hospitality Management X X X
RHIM 3358 Human Resources in the Service Industry X X X
RHIM 4312 Beverage Control Management X X X
RHIM 4316 Hospitality Management Marketing X X X
RHIM 4340 Wine Marketing* X X  
RHIM 4350 Wine Tourism* X X  
*RHIM 4340 and RHIM 4350 are hybrid courses requiring some time on campus.   

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  • Name: Ashlee Brown
  • Phone: 806-742-1180