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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.
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



               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:
    Career Possibilities:
                                                Agricultural Sciences &
• Food microbiologist, entomologist, wildlife   Natural Resources
  biologist, nutritionist                       Human Sciences
• Commodity trader, market analyst
• Advertising, agriscience teacher
• Landscape architect, golf course architect
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



                                      COLLEGES:
Students interested in
                                      Architecture
creative design of all types,
                                      Agricultural Sciences &
from technical to artistic,           Natural Resources
can find the right fit in the         Human Sciences
architecture, construction            Visual & Performing Arts

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
 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



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
   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



                                                   COLLEGES:
Whether they study mass media or
                                                   Agricultural
one-on-one communication, students                 Sciences & Natural
use the latest technology and real-life            Resources
                                                   Arts & Sciences
experiences to put them on the
                                                   Mass
cutting edge.                                      Communications
                                                   Visual & Performing
                 Career Possibilities:             Arts
                 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
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



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                 Engineering
             Agricultural Sciences &   Human Sciences
             Natural Resources
                                       Mass Communications
             Arts & Sciences
                                       Visual & Performing Arts
 EDUCATION



97% overall pass   Special Academic Opportunities:
rate on TExES
exams               Education Learning Community
NCATE and State     International experience in a Department of
of Texas             Defense school partially fulfills the student
accreditations
                     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



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
 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




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
   HEALTH, LIFE AND NATURAL SCIENCES



Pre-Professional
Health Designations
                       Special Academic Opportunities:
let students explore
                        Health Sciences Learning Community
options in the
healthcare              Early Acceptance to Medical School
professions before       Programs for Highly Qualified Texas
choosing a major.
                         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



A global society demands cultural literacy. Students
in humanities and cultures develop knowledge of
both ancient and modern thinkers, artists and
civilizations.
                                                  COLLEGES:
        Career Possibilities:
                                                  Arts &
                                                  Sciences
        Archaeologist, Foreign Service Officer,
        Museum Science, Teacher, and many other   Honors
        careers that require strong critical      Visual &
        thinking and communication skills         Performing
                                                  Arts
        Graduate School and Professional School
        Preparation
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



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
 NATURAL RESOURCES & THE ENVIRONMENT



                                    Exceptional Opportunities:
Career Possibilities:
Ecologist, Range Conservationist,   2,300-acre ranch 55 miles from
Nature Writer, Documentary          Lubbock
Filmmaker, Environmental
Conservation, Wildlife Biologist    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
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:
               Possible Careers:             Arts &
                                             Sciences
               Counseling, Human Services
               Organization Management,      Honors
               Children’s Advocacy, Social   Human
               Work, Probation or Parole     Sciences
               Officer, Rehabilitation
               Counselor, Teaching, Non-
               Profit Management
  SOCIAL SCIENCES, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES & HUMAN
  SERVICES


Pre-law students      Special Academic Opportunities:
receive special
advising assistance    The Child Development Research Center
in the TTU Pre-Law      (CDRC) childcare facility provides daycare to
Program through the     children ages six weeks to five years. Students
Advising Center at      earn course credit and first-hand experience
Texas Tech.
                        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




From photography to music                     COLLEGES:
composition, apparel design to                Visual & Performing
                                              Arts
dance, students in the visual and
                                              Honors
performing arts can channel their             Human Sciences
talents into virtually every creative         Mass
field imaginable.                             Communications


                   Career Possibilities:
                   Studio Artist, Actor, Graphic/Communication
                   Designer, Art Historian, Music Performer, Music
                   Promoter, Dancer, Jewelry Maker, Fashion Designer,
                   Teacher
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS




Non-majors can    Special Academic Opportunities:
take visual and
                   Fine Arts Learning Community
performing arts
classes or         Apparel design and manufacturing
audition for        internships with Michael Kors-New York
ensembles and       and BCBG Max Azria-New York
marching band.
                   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.

				
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