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2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Policies, Declarations, Accreditation

Accrediting Organizations

Texas Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Texas Tech University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( (Note: Inquiries regarding Texas Tech’s education programs, admissions requirements, financial aid, etc. should be directed to the respective Texas Tech office, not to the Commission on Colleges.)

Other accrediting bodies with which the university is affiliated include:

  • AERAC Higher Education Accreditation
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accrediting Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International
  • Category Management Association
  • Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendment Program Certification, Department of Health and Human Sciences, CMMA
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Federal Select Agent Program Registration, Department of Health and Human Sciences, CDC
  • Health Service Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Dance
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • National Institutes of Health - Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration
  • Society for Range Management
  • State Board for Educator Certification
  • Texas Education Agency
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Animal Care
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Safety and Inspection Service

Equal Opportunity Policy

Texas Tech University is open to all persons eligible for admission as students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, or Vietnam Era or Special Disabled Veteran status. All students admitted to the university are treated without discrimination in regard to their participation in university educational programs or activities. The university is an equal opportunity employer, and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, or Vietnam Era or Special Disabled Veteran status in regard to employment or during the course of employment in the institution. The university does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in its educational programs. Any student with inquiries or complaints concerning Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 should contact the ADA/Section 504 coordinator located in Student Disability Services, 130 Weeks Hall, 806.742.2405.

Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for reviewing and adjudicating alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct, which may be found in the Student Handbook. All students are afforded due process while working with this office and are also informed about their rights and responsibilities throughout the process. In addition to adjudicating alleged violations of university policy, this office also serves as a clearinghouse for various background checks of current and former Texas Tech students.

The Office of Student Conduct works in partnership with various campus units, including but not limited to: Dean of Students Office, Student Counseling Services, University Student Housing, Texas Tech Police Department, Risk Intervention & Safety Education and more. This office also works to maintain compliance with various federal and state regulations.

Contact: 211 Student Wellness Center,, 806.742.1714.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities will find numerous programs designated to coordinate academic accommodations and promote access to every phase of university life. Such programming is coordinated through Student Disability Services.

SDS personnel oversee and coordinate programs to ensure accessibility on an individual basis to students with disabilities. Texas Tech strives to provide all students equal access to a college education and support in adjusting to the college experience.

Prospective and current students interested in receiving more information regarding programs for students with disabilities should contact Student Disability Services, 130 Weeks Hall, 806.742.2405 or visit online at Email:

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