texas tech




Texas Tech University (also known as Texas Tech, or TTU) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.


TTU is a public research university located in Lubbock, Texas. 

The school was established in 1923, and currently serves an enrollment of more than 37,000 students, most of them studying at the undergraduate level. 

Notable graduates of TTU include three astronauts, as well as numerous high ranking military officers, scientists, and CEOs, to name just a few. Other distinguished TTU alumni include a long list of professional athletes. The university is well known for its varsity sports teams. 

TTU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools



Shown above: The TTU Red Raiders logo.

image credit: youtube.com





TTU is organized into the following 12 colleges and schools:

  1. College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 
  2. College of Architecture
  3. College of Arts and Sciences 
  4. College of Education 
  5. College of Human Sciences 
  6. College of Media and Communication  
  7. College of Visual and Performing Arts 
  8. Graduate School 
  9. Rawls College of Business 
  10. TTU Health Sciences Center (Medical school) 
  11. TTU School of Law (Law school) 
  12. Whitacre College of Engineering 






Texas tech university Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about TTU. 




1. Where is Texas Tech?

Although the main campus of TTU is located in Lubbock, the school also has campuses in other parts of Texas, including El Paso, Fredericksburg, Junction, Marble Falls, and Waco. 


Here is the official mailing and visiting address of the main campus of TTU:  


Texas Tech University

2500 Broadway

Lubbock, Texas

79409


Here is the official mailing and visiting address of the TTU School of Law:  


TTU School of Law

3311 18th Street

Lubbock, Texas

79409


Here is the official address of the main TTU medical campus:  


TTU Health Sciences Center

3601 4th Street

Lubbock, Texas

79430





2. What types of degrees are available at Texas Tech?

TTU offers Bachelor degree programs, Masters degree programs, PhD programs, and professional certificates in many areas of study. 




3. What undergraduate majors are offered at Texas Tech?

Here is a list of undergraduate (Bachelor degree) majors available at TTU:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising 
  • Agribusiness 
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics 
  • Agricultural Communications    
  • Animal Science 
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel Design and Manufacturing 
  • Architecture  
  • Art History
  • Art (Studio)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business 
  • Business Administration 
  • Cell and Molecular Biology 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Communication Studies 
  • Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences 
  • Computer Engineering  
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Law Enforcement 
  • Construction Engineering
  • Creative Media Industries   
  • Dance 
  • Digital Media and Professional Communication 
  • Early Childcare
  • Early Childhood Teacher Certification 
  • Economics 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Energy Commerce 
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Family and Consumer Sciences with Teacher Certification 
  • Finance
  • Food Science 
  • General Studies 
  • Geography 
  • Geosciences
  • Global Studies 
  • Graphic Arts
  • History 
  • Human Development and Family Studies with Teacher Certification 
  • Human Sciences. 
  • Industrial Engineering 
  • Information Technology 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • Interior Design 
  • International Economics  
  • Journalism 
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture 
  • Languages and Cultures
  • Management
  • Marketing 
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Media Strategies 
  • Microbiology 
  • Multidisciplinary Studies 
  • Music 
  • Natural Resources Management 
  • Nutrition 
  • Petroleum Engineering 
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant and Soil Science 
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations 
  • Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management  
  • Retail Management  
  • Social Work
  • Sociology 
  • Spanish 
  • Sport Management  
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technical Communication 
  • Theatre Arts 
  • University Studies
  • Wind Energy
  • Zoology  




Shown above: The leisure pool at TTU.

image credit: bsw-architects.com




4. What graduate programs are available at Texas Tech?

TTU features more than 100 graduate programs, at both the Masters and the Doctoral degree levels.

Here is a list of the Masters degree programs available at TTU:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness 
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics 
  • Agricultural Communications 
  • Agricultural Education    
  • Animal Science 
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture 
  • Art 
  • Art Education 
  • Art History 
  • Atmospheric Science 
  • Bilingual Education 
  • Bioengineering 
  • Biology 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Chemical Biology 
  • Chemical Engineering  
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Communication Studies 
  • Computer Science 
  • Counselor Education 
  • Curriculum and Instruction  
  • Data Science  
  • Economics 
  • Education (Higher) 
  • Education Psychology
  • Educational Leadership 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • English
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resources 
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Experimental Psychology 
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education 
  • Finance 
  • Food Science 
  • Forensic Science 
  • Geography 
  • Geosciences
  • Heritage and Museum Sciences 
  • History 
  • Horticulture 
  • Hospitality and Retail Management 
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Industrial Engineering 
  • Instructional Technology 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Languages and Cultures
  • Language and Literacy Education 
  • Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Mass Communication 
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Microbiology 
  • Music 
  • Nutritional Science  
  • Petroleum Engineering 
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant and Soil Science 
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration 
  • Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science 
  • Romance Languages  
  • Secondary Education 
  • Social Work
  • Sociology 
  • Software Engineering 
  • Special Education 
  • Sport Management  
  • Statistics
  • S.T.E.M. 
  • Systems and Engineering Management 
  • Strategic Communication and Innovation
  • Theatre Arts 



Go here for a list of the Doctoral (PhD) programs at TTU.  





5. What programs are available at the TTU School of Law?

TTU Law offers J.D. and advanced law degrees in a number of concentrations. First-year law students at TTU are required to take the following courses:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law 
  • Legal Practice
  • Property Law
  • Torts


Required courses for advanced law students include:

  • Business Entities
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Income Taxation
  • Professional Responsibility 
  • Wills and Trusts 


Advanced law students at TTU can also choose from any of the following elective courses, among others:

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • American Indian Law
  • Antitrust Law 
  • Appellate Advocacy 
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Law 
  • Banking Law 
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Law 
  • Capital Punishment 
  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Consumer Law 
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Deposition 
  • Disability Law 
  • Discrimination in Employment 
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • e-Discovery
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law 
  • Energy Law 
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law 
  • Estate Planning 
  • Family Law
  • Federal Courts 
  • First Amendment 
  • Gaming Law
  • Guardianship Law 
  • Healthcare law 
  • Human Rights 
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • International Law 
  • Law and Biotechnology 
  • Law and Religion 
  • Law and Science 
  • Law Office Management 
  • Law Practice Technology 
  • Leadership 
  • Legal Analysis
  • Legal Research 
  • Legal Writing
  • Legislation 
  • Marital Property 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Military Law 
  • Nanotechnology Law 
  • National Security Law 
  • Negotiation 
  • Non Profit Organizations 
  • Oil and Gas Law 
  • Patent Law
  • Product Liability
  • Race and Racism 
  • Real Property 
  • Space Law
  • Sports Law 
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications Law 
  • Texas Law
  • Trademarks
  • Trial Advocacy 
  • Water Law 
  • Wind Energy Law 




Above: A class at TTU Law being held inside the Lanier Center Auditorium

image: llm-guide.com




6. How much does it cost to attend Texas Tech?

According to the TTU website, the current cost of tuition and fees for full time enrollment (15 hours) for one academic year is as follows:


Residents (of the state of Texas, as well as bordering counties in New Mexico and Oklahoma)

  • Undergraduate  $11,046
  • Graduate  $8,770
  • Law  $23,090 


Non Residents 

  • Undergraduate  $23,496
  • Graduate  $17,070
  • Law  $38,390 


The above costs cover tuition and some fees only. Students must also factor in the cost of housing, meals, books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. 

Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, registration fees, insurance fees, technology fees, and others. 

Many students applying to TTU are eligible for financial aid, as long as they successfully fill out the FAFSA form. Financial aid for graduate students may also be available. 




7. What is the campus of Texas Tech like?

The main campus of TTU occupies roughly 1,840 acres. 

It is a pretty campus where buildings of Spanish Renaissance architecture stand in stark juxtaposition to the modern art sculptures that surround them.




Shown above and below:

The TTU campus features many stunning modern sculptures, playfully juxtaposed against vintage architecture.

image credit: debts.ttu.edu




The main campus attraction is the Texas Technological College Historic District, which is home to many beautifully restored buildings. 

Other notable campus landmarks include the Museum of Texas Tech University, which holds more than 3 million artifacts. 

Student housing is available, both on and off campus. Nearby affordable dining options include a variety of food trucks, mini markets, kiosks, and more. 

Although a car may be convenient, local transportation in and around Lubbock is provided by Citibus Public Transit Services. 


Campus activities at TTU include many hundred student interest groups, including agricultural organizations, student government associations, design teams, a school newspaper, and quite a few sororities and fraternities, as well as a variety of sports, music, and theater groups. 

The varsity athletic teams at TTU are called the Red Raiders. They play for Division I of the the NCAA - Big 12 Conference. The team colors are scarlet and black. 

Student athletes at TTU can choose from a number of intercollegiate sports for men and women, such as: 

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball 




Above: The TTU Red Raiders football team in action.

image: sportsdaily.dallasnews.com




8. What are the distance learning options at Texas Tech?

TTU offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs online, which carry the same admission requirements as traditional programs do. 

The college features a broad range of distance learning options, from individual courses to entire degrees, with options ranging from hybrid formats to classes held fully online. 


For example, here is list of the undergraduate concentrations offered fully online at TTU:

  • Agricultural Leadership
  • Human Resource Development
  • Integrative Studies 
  • Personal Finance
  • Public Health
  • Technical Communications 
  • Wind Energy 
  • Women's and Gender Studies 


Fully online Bachelor degree programs include: 

  • Applied Leadership
  • Early Childcare 
  • General Studies
  • Human Sciences
  • Plant and Soil Sciences 
  • University Studies 


Here is a list of Masters degrees available fully online at TTU:

  • Agricultural Communications
  • Agricultural Education
  • Civil Engineering
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Engineering 
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education 
  • Gerontology 
  • Higher Education Administration 
  • Horticulture 
  • Industrial Engineering 
  • Instructional Technology 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Nutrition 
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Software Engineering 
  • Special Education 
  • Strategic Communication and Innovation
  • Systems and Engineering Management 
  • Technical Communication 


Certain Doctoral degrees and Graduate Certificates are also offered fully online at TTU. For more information about distance learning, call the phone number listed below. 




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9. What is the contact information for Texas Tech?

You can reach the main campus office of TTU in Lubbock by calling 806-742-2011. 

To reach the TTU School of Law, call 806-742-3791.  

To inquire about distance learning options at TTU, call 806-742-7227. 

For questions regarding financial aid at TTU, call 806-742-3681. 




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