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Title: TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY


1
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY 2008 High School
Counselor Update
2
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.

3
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

4
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 Agricultural Sciences Natural
Resources Human Sciences
  • Career Possibilities
  • Food microbiologist, entomologist, wildlife
    biologist, nutritionist
  • Commodity trader, market analyst
  • Advertising, agriscience teacher
  • Landscape architect, golf course architect

5
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCES
  • Special Academic Opportunities
  • Agriculture Learning Community
  • International study options at Englands Royal
    Agriculture College, and Plant and Soil Sciences
    Gardens of Europe study tour
  • State and national legislative internships
  • Dietetic internships
  • Service learning, Principles of Hippotherapy
  • Turf management experience at Texas Techs Rawls
    Course

6
ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION DESIGN
  • Students interested in creative design of all
    types, from technical to artistic, can find the
    right fit in the architecture, construction and
    design cluster.

COLLEGES Architecture Agricultural Sciences
Natural Resources Human Sciences Visual
Performing Arts
  • Career Possibilities
  • Design Architectural, Landscape, Interior,
    Furniture, Graphic Web Design or Visualization
  • Construction Product Development, Marketing or
    Sales, Construction Technology
  • Real Estate Development

7
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 PracticumStudio
    program

8
BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ECONOMICS
  • From personal finance to corporate accounting,
    marketing and sales to health care
    administration, or retailing to restaurant
    management, Texas Techs business programs give
    students what they need to succeed.

COLLEGES Rawls College of Business Agricultural
Sciences Natural Resources Arts
Sciences Human Sciences Mass Communications
9
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

10
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGES
  • Whether they study mass media or one-on-one
    communication, students use the latest technology
    and real-life experiences to put them on the
    cutting edge.

COLLEGES Agricultural Sciences Natural
Resources Arts Sciences Mass Communications Visu
al Performing Arts
  • Career Possibilities
  • 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

11
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

12
EDUCATION
  • Field experiences are a hallmark of Texas Techs
    teacher preparation program, one of only 11 in
    Texas to be nationally accredited through the
    National Council for Accrediting Teacher
    Education.

COLLEGES Education Agricultural Sciences
Natural Resources Arts Sciences
Engineering Human Sciences Mass
Communications Visual Performing Arts
13
EDUCATION
  • Special Academic Opportunities
  • Education Learning Community
  • International experience in a Department of
    Defense school partially fulfills the student
    teaching requirement
  • International study with TTU faculty in the
    Dominican Republic
  • TTUs Howard Hughes Medical Institutes Science
    Education Scholars (SEDS) program allows teacher
    candidates to create programs and curricula for
    pre-college science teachers

97 overall pass rate on TExES exams NCATE and
State of Texas accreditations
14
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
15
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

16
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
17
HEALTH, LIFE AND NATURAL SCIENCES
  • Special Academic Opportunities
  • Health Sciences Learning Community
  • Early Acceptance to Medical School Programs for
    Highly Qualified Texas 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

Pre-Professional Health Designations let students
explore options in the healthcare professions
before choosing a major.
18
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 Arts Sciences Honors Visual
Performing Arts
  • Career Possibilities
  • Archaeologist, Foreign Service Officer, Museum
    Science, Teacher, and many other careers that
    require strong critical thinking and
    communication skills
  • Graduate School and Professional School
    Preparation

19
HUMANITIES AND CULTURES
  • Special Academic Opportunities
  • Texas Techs 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 Womens Studies
  • Students can pair cultural study with a language
    major or minor for a better understanding of
    their field and increased marketability.

20
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
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NATURAL RESOURCES THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Exceptional Opportunities
  • 2,300-acre ranch 55 miles from Lubbock
  • Texas Tech Center in Junction
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Capstone Classes in Natural History and
    Humanities Interdisciplinary Studies in the
    Natural World in conjunction with Techs Outdoor
    Pursuits Center

Career Possibilities Ecologist, Range
Conservationist, Nature Writer, Documentary
Filmmaker, Environmental Conservation, Wildlife
Biologist
22
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 Arts Sciences Honors Human Sciences
  • Possible Careers
  • Counseling, Human Services Organization
    Management, Childrens Advocacy, Social Work,
    Probation or Parole Officer, Rehabilitation
    Counselor, Teaching, Non-Profit Management

23
SOCIAL SCIENCES, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES HUMAN
SERVICES
  • Special Academic Opportunities
  • The Child Development Research Center (CDRC)
    childcare facility provides daycare to children
    ages six weeks to five years. Students earn
    course credit and first-hand experience 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.
  • 33 Law School Programs
  • Legislative internship programs in Washington,
    D.C.

Pre-law students receive special advising
assistance in the TTU Pre-Law Program through the
Advising Center at Texas Tech.
24
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
  • From photography to music composition, apparel
    design to dance, students in the visual and
    performing arts can channel their talents into
    virtually every creative field imaginable.

COLLEGES Visual Performing Arts Honors Human
Sciences Mass Communications
Career Possibilities Studio Artist, Actor,
Graphic/Communication Designer, Art Historian,
Music Performer, Music Promoter, Dancer, Jewelry
Maker, Fashion Designer, Teacher
25
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
  • Special Academic Opportunities
  • Fine Arts Learning Community
  • Apparel design and manufacturing internships with
    Michael Kors-New York and BCBG Max Azria-New York
  • Strong links with local arts organizations
    provide hands-on experience to arts students with
    the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock
    Childrens Chorus, Ballet Lubbock, Lubbock
    Community Theatre, Louise Hopkins Underwood
    Center for the Arts, and many others.

Non-majors can take visual and performing arts
classes or audition for ensembles and marching
band.
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