Inside Higher Ed - The Institution: Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, Tex. A Growing Need: Students in the institution’s university studies program have their pick of three distinct areas of study from the institution’s academic colleges. Those three concentrations make up 54 of the required 120 credit hours to earn the degree.
In 2011, instructors in the program took a look at the competitive landscape and realized that they needed to start offering a concentration in human resource development. "We have a great business school, but there wasn't really a robust program" that matched industry demand, according to Rachna Heizer, an instructor in the human resources department.