Texas Tech University

Plant and Soil Science at TTU in Fredericksburg

The Department of Plant and Soil Science offers undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and professional certificates at our regional teaching site in Fredericksburg.

Students can complete their Bachelor of Science degree requirements without ever leaving the Hill Country through a combination of courses taught in-person by resident TTU faculty and courses taught online by Lubbock-based faculty. Through collaborations with local community colleges including Central Texas College (our partner at the Hill Country University Center), students complete general education degree requirements during their first two years of college, then transfer seamlessly to Texas Tech to complete the B.S. in Plant and Soil Science.

Two concentrations within Plant and Soil Science are featured at TTU in Fredericksburg: Viticulture and Enology, and Local Food and Wine Production Systems.

Housed at the Hill Country University Center in its modern classrooms designed for distance learning, Plant and Soil Science facilities also includes a teaching vineyard, an enology teaching laboratory, and a research laboratory.

The Texas Hill Country region is a hub for vineyards, wineries, peach orchards, small-scale fruit and vegetable farms, and farm-to-table restaurants. More than 50 wineries are located within a 50-mile radius of the city, offering numerous internship and potential career opportunities for PSS students.

TTU in Fredericksburg Faculty:

Dr. Ed Hellman
Professor of Viticulture and Enology
Phone: (806) 834-1681

Maureen Qualia
Instructor of Enology
Phone: (806) 834-4780

Texas Tech Univ. at Fredericksburg
2818 East U.S. Highway 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Main Phone: (830) 990-2717

M-F: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Evening Course Hours:
M-TH: 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm