About the Human Sciences Bachelor's Program
The Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences is designed for students who wish to pursue multiple fields of study within the College of Human Sciences. It provides flexibility for students to explore specific areas of interest, work toward career goals, or prepare for graduate or professional study.
Students are required to select three areas of concentration, which are similar in content to a minor. Each concentration consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours for a total of 54 minimum hours. Two concentrations must be in the College of Human Sciences. Students are also required to complete the core curriculum required by the university for a total of 120 semester hours.
Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.
Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.
Communication literacy in the Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences degree is evidenced by competence in speaking, reading, writing, and engaging in interdisciplinary and integrative studies. The B.S. degree will use 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 (face-to-face and online), INTS 2310 (face-to-face and online), and HUSC 4350 (face-to-face and online).
For additional information about the requirements and course offerings, see an academic advisor in the College of Human Sciences.
Concentrations in the College of Human Sciences may be selected from the following:
- Addictive disorders and recovery studies
- Apparel design and manufacturing
- Community, family, and addiction sciences
- Family and consumer sciences extension education
- Human development and family studies
- Human sciences
- Interior design
- Nutritional sciences
- Personal financial planning
- Restaurant, hotel, and institutional management
- Retail management
- Studies in personal finance
- Youth development
The concentrations in youth development, family and consumer sciences extension education, and human sciences are administered by the dean’s office and can also be completed as a minor. For information on other concentration areas, see individual program sections of the catalog.
- Life and Physical Science* 4 Semester Credit Hours
- Concentration 9 Semester Credit Hours
- Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
- Concentration 12 Semester Credit Hours