Texas Tech University


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History and Origin

Texas Tech was established on February 10, 1923 in Lubbock, Texas. It became the Graduate School in 1954. Texas Tech has the sixth largest enrollment in Texas. This university is the only to house an undergraduate university, law school, and medical school in the same area.

This campus offers over 150 courses, multiple colleges, and 60 research centers. The university houses not only people within Texas but all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.

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Admission Requirements

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of math
  • 4 units of science
  • 2 units of foreign language
  •                         Rank          Test Scores
  •                                         ACT   SAT
  • Top 10%            No minimum

    First Quarter        25    1140  

    Second Quarter      28    1230 

    Third Quarter        29    1270  

    Fourth Quarter      Application Review

    Tuition and Costs

    Resident/Bordering County (NM or OK)

    COSTS                        UNDERGRADUATE    GRADUATE     LAW

    Tuition and Fees             $9,866           $8,203       $23,262

    Room and Board               $9,384           $9,759       $9,759

    Books and Supplies           $1,200           $1,200       $1,200

    Transportation               $2,300           $2,300       $2,300

    Personal/Misc.               $2,120           $2,800       $2,800

    Total                        $24,870          $24,262      $39,321

    Non Resident

    COSTS                        UNDERGRADUATE    GRADUATE     LAW

    Tuition and Fees             $20,726          $15,443      $33,222

    Room and Board               $9,384           $9,759       $9,759

    Books and Supplies           $1,200           $1,200       $1,200

    Transportation               $2,300           $2,300       $2,300

    Personal/Misc.               $2,120           $2,800       $2,800

    Total                        $35,730          $31,502      $49,281

    Student Life

    Goin' Band from Raiderland

    The Goin' Band from Raiderland is a 400-plus member marching band that was established in 1925.

    A mixture of "traditional" and "corps" style techniques are used in these performances.

    Degree Plan: Human Sciences Major

    University Core CurriculumNOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.
    Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 or a higher level Calculus course.
    Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 or a higher level Calculus course.
    NOTE: All courses require a C or better (show less)Communication (Select six hours from the following: COMM 1611; RWS 1301, 1302, 1601; NOTE: ESL students should take ESOL 1311 & 1312) American History (Complete HIST 1301 and 1302) Language, Philosophy & Culture (Select a course from ENGL 2311, 2312, 2313, 2314, 2318; FREN 2322; HIST 2301, 2302; PHIL 1301, 2306; RS 1301; SPAN 2340; WS 2300, 2350) Mathematics (Select a course from MATH 1319, 1320, 1411, 1508, 2301, 2326; STAT 1380, 2480) Life & Physical Sciences - Lab Complete a lab from the options listed for Life and Physical Sciences

    Life and Physical Sciences Based on the major selected, options listed below might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

    Select six hours from the following: ASTR 1107, 1307, 1308; BIOL 1103, 1104, 1107, 1108, 1203, 1304, 1305, 1306, 2111, 2113, 2311, 2313; CHEM 1105, 1106, 1305, 1306, 1407, 1408; ESCI 1101, 1102, 1301; GEOG 1106, 1306; GEOL 1103, 1104, 1111, 1112, 1211, 1212, 1230, 1231, 1313, 1314; HSCI 2302, 2303; MICR 2330; PHYS 1403, 1404, 2420, 2421

    Political Science (Complete POLS 2310 & 2311) Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select a course from ANTH 1301, 1302, 1310, 2320; CE 2326; COMM 2350, 2372; ECON 2303, 2304; EDPC 1301; EDU 1342; ENGL 2320; GEOG 1310; LING 2320, 2340; PSYC 1301; SOCI 1301, 1310) Creative Arts (Select a course from ART 1300; ARTH 1305, 1306; DANC 1304; FILM 1390; MUSL 1321, 1324, 1327; THEA 1313) Component Area Option (Select two courses from BUSN 1301; COMM 1301, 1302; CS 1310, 1320; SCI 1301; UNIV 1301) Health Promotion PrereqsC or better:

    • Mathematics: MATH 1320 or higher (prereq MATH 0311 or pla

    (show more)All courses listed below are required:BIOL 1107 | BIOL 1305 | BIOL 2111 | BIOL 2113 | BIOL 2311 | BIOL 2313 | ENGL 3359 | PSYC 1303 | CHEM 1407 (Complete CHEM 1407) MATH (Complete MATH 1320 or higher) Professional CoursesHealth Promotion Professional Courses:

    • HSCI 1301
    • HSCI 2302:

    (show more)All courses listed below are required:HSCI 1301 | HSCI 2302 | HSCI 3301 | HSCI 3306 | HSCI 3308 | HSCI 3311 | HSCI 3312 | HSCI 3315 | HSCI 4307 | Professional Course menu items (Select three courses from HSCI 2303, 2309, 3302, 3303, 3304, 3305, 3307, 3309, 3310, 3316, 3320, 4301, 4303, 4304, 4306, 4308, 4309, 4311, 4312) Upper-Division HSCI Electives (Select eight hours of upper-division Health Promotion) Biology MinorAll courses listed below are required:BIOL 1107 | BIOL 1305 | BIOL 1306 | BIOL 1108 (Complete BIOL 1108) BIOL_ADV (Select six hours from upper-division BIOL; BOT; MICR; ZOOL) Additional Hours (Select an additional four hours from BIOL; BOT; MICR; ZOOL)

    Being Plastic Surgeon


    $348,966 annually

    Job Description:

    A person who repairs on reconstructs a body part. It is used to correct physical defects and to rebuild parts of the body that have been damaged by trauma or disease.


    -Bachelor degree in biology or chemistry

    -Attend medical school and receive Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

    -Complete 5-6 years of residency training. First 3 years as a general surgeon and the rest as a plastic surgeon.

    Persuasive Essay

          My desire to assist people with deformities are what I would like to have as a career. All one should do in order to accomplish that goal is to dedicate themselves to their education and receive their doctorates degree. This certain necessities could be done if I were to receive a scholarship from the Executive Women International Scholarship. With my desire to succeed in making my goals become reality, to put my education before everything else, and the love to learn new material, receiving a scholarship would aid me and benefit me greatly.

          Many foundations that are willing to give out a certain amount of money will not do it carelessly, they must have some qualities that are needed in order to hand it out. I believe I have a few characteristics that are worthy enough to be presented with this particular scholarship. One being that I am dedicated when it comes to my academics. When I have to choose between two objects and school is one of the choices, my automatic response would be to choose the most obvious, my schooling. I was always taught that knowledge is power so therefore to sustain leverage, instruction must be the main priority. Accomplishing my goals would be a honor and would bring pride to not only myself but to all others around me. This scholarship will give an assistance to fulfilling what I believe as what I was meant to complete, earning the degrees with hard work.

          Learning about biology and human sciences brings excitement to me and those who desire to help others medically. In my opinion, schooling is so much more than just learning the basics. I would love to expand my knowledge in biology or chemistry. Rather than just learning body parts I would like to understand and get a better understanding of how all body systems interact to make up a human being. All of this could be fulfilled if I were to attend a great university. Receiving a degree that majors in human sciences would be such a honorable moment that with Executive Women International Scholarship will give me.

         To conclude, to be presented with this specific scholarship would be greatly admired. To strive to be the best should be rewarded with one of the best scholarships.

    Recommendation Letter

    To Whom This May Concern,

    I assure that i am writing this letter of recommendation for Alexis Fabela for admission at Texas Tech University. Ms.Fabela is one of my former students that ,with her ambition, proved to be successful in the many factors of education. Her determination with achieving her goals and love of learning are a few of the many assets that make her an excellent student.
    I have observed Ms.Fabela throughout the school year and her determination is almost impossible to not notice. She thrives in the classroom environment by bringing her best work to earn her the highest(well deserved) grade. She always takes up new challenges with vigor and does not allow any obstacles to get between her and her goals. Ms.Fabela has a hunger for knowledge which enhances her ability to be the great student that she is.
    Ms.Fabela’s passion for education allows her to acquire new skills and learn new things regardless of how challenging a situation may be. Without a doubt, she would surely be an outstanding student at the Texas Tech University.
    Luz Cano
    AP Biology Teacher

    El Dorado High School

    El Paso, TX 79923



    Cover Letter

    Matthew Davis

    Hollister Co.

    8401 Gateway Blvd West

    May 19, 2015
    I am applying to work as a brand representative for Hollister. I am willing to work any hours in order to fulfill the needs to put in effort for Hollister Co.

    I am an individual who would to represent ones company. I would persuade others to buy products from the store itself in order for the company to make profit. I personally admire Hollister clothing so it will be easy for me to convince people to buy a particular item.

    I will put all that is needed for Hollister Co. So it can make it a better company overall. I am someone who is able to communicate with others in order to complete a task. I work well in teams so having co-workers with me will not bring any complications for Hollister.
    My passion to complete tasks with ease is what motivates me to be a great employee. Without a doubt, I am willing to hear from you Mr. Davis to see if I am worthy enough to receive a job at Hollister.

    Alexis Fabela

    1234 Tierra Alexis




    Alexis Charlene Fabela

    2441 Tierra Alexis El Paso, TX 79938

    Phone: 777-777-7777 E-Mail: acfabela@sisd.net


    My desire to work with patients in order to assist them with their deformities has always been a goal I’d like to accomplish and it could be done with the skills I acquire. I will strive so there will no longer be any complications present after I have successfully helped someone in need.

    Internship at Del Sol Hospital

    [May 2011- May 2012]

    Worked with nurses and doctors in an effort to assist them and their patients when I was needed.

    Internship at Health Clinic

    [August 2012- May 2015]

    A more hands on experience to work with surgeons and their patients. I was able to communicate with the patients in order to get a better understanding of what was occurring and help them with procedures and surgeries.


    Texas Tech University

    [August 2011- May 2015]

    Bachelor degree in biology

    3.75 GPA

    El Dorado High School [August 2007- May 2011]

    IB graduate

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    Active listener

    Critical thinker


    Goal-driven leader

    Able to work in a diverse community Problem-solver

    Willingness to learn

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