Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Sciences, B.A.A.S. – Online

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About the Human Sciences B.A.A.S.

The Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Human Sciences is offered face-to-face and online. The degree serves individuals who complete an Applied Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.) degree in Human Sciences-related academic areas from an accredited community college. The program is an interdisciplinary human sciences degree for those who prefer flexibility in their degree plan. In addition to general education and other requirements, students complete 54 hours in three interrelated areas (18 hours each). One area is the transferred academic focus in the A.A.S. degree, one is Human Sciences, and one is selected from other minors offered by the College of Human Sciences. The degree plan will be the same for on-campus students and online students, except the selection of the third area for online students will be limited to those offered online. The three areas of study must form a coherent degree program that is not available elsewhere in the university as an organized plan of study. This degree is available only to students who have completed the A.A.S. degree and are not enrolled in a B.A. or B.S. degree program at Texas Tech.

The program is administered by the College of Human Sciences Dean’s Office and interested students should contact the Human Sciences Academic Advising and Retention Office at 806.742.1941.

Upon completion of the B.A.A.S. in Human Sciences degree, students should be able to integrate material from three related academic disciplines into a cohesive and meaningful plan of study and use that study to analyze the human condition, address issues regarding human life and activities, and design changes that improve and enhance the human condition.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Students entering the Human Sciences B.A.A.S. degree will have completed foundational courses from their A.A.S. degree that helped develop communication skills. The College continues to develop those skills, so that graduates are able to communicate to a vast array of stakeholders in various methods. Communication literacy in the B.A.A.S. degree is evidenced by competence in speaking, reading, writing, and engaging in interdisciplinary and integrative studies. This degree uses a sequence of three courses to help students achieve expected communication literacy in this program. The courses should be taken in sequence to build upon the skills and knowledge acquired in the previous courses. In addition to communication literacy designated courses that may be in program areas, the required communication courses in this degree are HUSC 1100 , INTS 3300  or HUSC 2310 , and HUSC 4350 .

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