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TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – 2008 High School Counselor Update. ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES. Academic programs are arranged in easy-to-navigate interest clusters to help students find the right academic fit. Each academic interest offers multiple choices in majors and special academic opportunities.

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ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

  • Academic programs are arranged in easy-to-navigate interest clusters to help students find the right academic fit.
  • Each academic interest offers multiple choices in majors and special academic opportunities.
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ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

  • INTEREST CLUSTERS.
    • Agriculture and food sciences
    • Architecture, construction and design
    • Business, finance and economics
    • Communication and languages
    • Education
    • Engineering, computing and math
    • Natural resources and the environment
    • Social sciences, behavioral sciences and human services
    • Visual and performing arts
agriculture and food sciences
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCES
  • Majors in agriculture or the food sciences prepare students for diverse careers, from work in a research lab to a corporate office, a classroom to a cattle ranch.

COLLEGES:

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Human Sciences

  • Career Possibilities:
  • Food microbiologist, entomologist, wildlife biologist, nutritionist
  • Commodity trader, market analyst
  • Advertising, agriscience teacher
  • Landscape architect, golf course architect
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AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCES

Special Academic Opportunities:

  • Agriculture Learning Community
  • International study options at England’s Royal Agriculture College, and Plant and Soil Science’s “Gardens of Europe” study tour
  • State and national legislative internships
  • Dietetic internships
  • Service learning, Principles of Hippotherapy
  • Turf management experience at Texas Tech’s Rawls Course
architecture construction design
ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN

COLLEGES:

Architecture

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Human Sciences

Visual & Performing Arts

  • Students interested in creative design of all types, from technical to artistic, can find the right fit in the architecture, construction and design cluster.
  • Career Possibilities:
  • Design: Architectural, Landscape, Interior, Furniture, Graphic & Web Design or Visualization
  • Construction Product Development, Marketing or Sales, Construction Technology
  • Real Estate Development
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ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN

Special Academic Opportunities:

  • Architecture Learning Community
  • International study programs in Canada, Mexico, Spain/Belgium & Spain/France
  • Interior Design study tour to major U.S. cities such as New York and Chicago
  • Architecture internships in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and El Paso in the Practicum+Studio program
business finance and economics
BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ECONOMICS
  • From personal finance to corporate accounting, marketing and sales to health care administration, or retailing to restaurant management, Texas Tech’s business programs give students what they need to succeed.

COLLEGES:

Rawls College of Business

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Arts & Sciences

Human Sciences

Mass Communications

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BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ECONOMICS

Special Academic Opportunities:

  • Special business programs in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Turkey, the UK, the Czech Republic
  • Service learning classes let students produce real work for real organizations
  • Actual portfolio management valued at $1.5 million in the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)
  • Skyviews, the College of Human Sciences’ full-service restaurant
  • Career Possibilities:

Certified Public Accountant, Computer Network Security, Non-Profit Management, Web Application Design, Retailing, Personal Financial Planning, Corporate Finance, Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Management

communication and languages
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGES

COLLEGES:

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Arts & Sciences

Mass Communications

Visual & Performing Arts

  • Whether they study mass media or one-on-one communication, students use the latest technology and real-life experiences to put them on the cutting edge.

Career Possibilities:

Advertising or Public Relations Specialist, Journalist (Print, Web, Photography, Broadcast), Documentary Filmmaker, TV/Film Scriptwriter, Technical Communications for Computer Software Documentation or Web Design, Teaching

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COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGES
  • Special Academic Opportunities:
    • International study programs in Mexico (photography, Spanish language and culture), Spain (mass communications, public relations, Spanish language and culture), and Germany
    • Students typically receive academic credit for internship experiences, including placements such as BusinessWeek Online, ABC News, 20/20 and ESPN
  • “News Central” combined print, online and television newsroom experience
  • Daily Toreador newspaper, KTXT-FM Radio Station and KTXT-TV
education
EDUCATION
  • Field experiences are a hallmark of Texas Tech’s teacher preparation program, one of only 11 in Texas to be nationally accredited through the National Council for Accrediting Teacher Education.

COLLEGES:

Education

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Arts & Sciences

Engineering

Human Sciences

Mass Communications

Visual & Performing Arts

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EDUCATION

97% overall pass rate on TExES exams

NCATE and State of Texas accreditations

  • Special Academic Opportunities:
    • Education Learning Community
    • International experience in a Department of Defense school partially fulfills the student teaching requirement
    • International study with TTU faculty in the Dominican Republic
    • TTU’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Science Education Scholars (SEDS) program allows teacher candidates to create programs and curricula for pre-college science teachers
engineering computing and math
ENGINEERING, COMPUTING AND MATH
  • With a major in engineering, computing and math, students can choose to work with nanoparticles or robotics, bridge design or computer programming.

COLLEGES:

Engineering

Arts & Sciences

Architecture

Business

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ENGINEERING, COMPUTING AND MATH
  • Special Academic Opportunities:
    • Women in Science and Engineering Learning Community (WISE)
    • Engineering Success Learning Community
  • International study in Australia, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Mexico, Turkey, New Zealand, Portugal, the UK and other countries
  • International experience with Engineers Without Borders
  • Co-op Program including partner corporations such as 3M, Chevron, Dell, Dow Chemical, GE Aircraft Engines, NASA Johnson Space Center, Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Xcel Energy
health life and natural sciences
HEALTH, LIFE AND NATURAL SCIENCES
  • A major in the health, life and natural sciences lets students explore everything from human health to hurricanes, animal science to anthropology.

COLLEGES:

Arts & Sciences

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Honors College

Human Sciences

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HEALTH, LIFE AND NATURAL SCIENCES

Pre-Professional Health Designations let students explore options in the healthcare professions before choosing a major.

  • Special Academic Opportunities:
    • Health Sciences Learning Community
    • Early Acceptance to Medical School Programs for Highly Qualified Texas Residents
    • Easy transition to graduate work in Nursing, Allied Health Professions, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, and Medicine graduate programs at the Health Sciences Center
    • TTU Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Research Program
humanities and cultures
HUMANITIES AND CULTURES
  • A global society demands cultural literacy. Students in humanities and cultures develop knowledge of both ancient and modern thinkers, artists and civilizations.

COLLEGES:

Arts & Sciences

Honors

Visual & Performing Arts

Career Possibilities:

Archaeologist, Foreign Service Officer, Museum Science, Teacher, and many other careers that require strong critical thinking and communication skills

Graduate School and Professional School Preparation

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HUMANITIES AND CULTURES
  • Special Academic Opportunities:
    • Texas Tech’s campuses in Spain and Germany provide just two of 400 options abroad
    • Minors are available in Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, European Studies, International Studies, Linguistics, Religion Studies and Women’s Studies
    • Students can pair cultural study with a language major or minor for a better understanding of their field and increased marketability.
natural resources the environment
NATURAL RESOURCES & THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Students in natural resources and the environment learn while doing in majors like environmental conservation of natural resources, natural history & humanities, and wildlife management.

COLLEGES:

Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Arts & Sciences

Honors

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NATURAL RESOURCES & THE ENVIRONMENT

Exceptional Opportunities:

  • 2,300-acre ranch 55 miles from Lubbock
  • Texas Tech Center in Junction
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Capstone Classes in Natural History and Humanities [Interdisciplinary Studies in the Natural World] in conjunction with Tech’s Outdoor Pursuits Center

Career Possibilities:

Ecologist, Range Conservationist, Nature Writer, Documentary Filmmaker, Environmental Conservation, Wildlife Biologist

social sciences behavioral sciences human services
SOCIAL SCIENCES, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES & HUMAN SERVICES
  • Students with a major in social sciences, behavioral sciences and human services develop a foundation to understand human behavior and make a positive difference in their communities.

COLLEGES:

Arts & Sciences

Honors

Human Sciences

Possible Careers:

Counseling, Human Services Organization Management, Children’s Advocacy, Social Work, Probation or Parole Officer, Rehabilitation Counselor, Teaching, Non-Profit Management

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SOCIAL SCIENCES, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES & HUMAN SERVICES

Pre-law students receive special advising assistance in the TTU Pre-Law Program through the Advising Center at Texas Tech.

Special Academic Opportunities:

  • The Child Development Research Center (CDRC) childcare facility provides daycare to children ages six weeks to five years. Students earn course credit and first-hand experience with child development.
  • Social work students provide more than 11,000 hours of service to the Lubbock community in practice classes and senior field placements.
  • 3+3 Law School Programs
  • Legislative internship programs in Washington, D.C.
visual and performing arts
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

COLLEGES:

Visual & Performing Arts

Honors

Human Sciences

Mass Communications

  • From photography to music composition, apparel design to dance, students in the visual and performing arts can channel their talents into virtually every creative field imaginable.

Career Possibilities:

Studio Artist, Actor, Graphic/Communication Designer, Art Historian, Music Performer, Music Promoter, Dancer, Jewelry Maker, Fashion Designer, Teacher

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VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Non-majors can take visual and performing arts classes or audition for ensembles and marching band.

  • Special Academic Opportunities:
    • Fine Arts Learning Community
    • Apparel design and manufacturing internships with Michael Kors-New York and BCBG Max Azria-New York
    • Strong links with local arts organizations provide hands-on experience to arts students with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock Children’s Chorus, Ballet Lubbock, Lubbock Community Theatre, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, and many others.