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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