A new era of excellence is dawning at Texas Tech University as it stands on the cusp
of being one of the nation's premier research institutions.
Research and enrollment numbers are at record levels, which cement Texas Tech's commitment
to attracting and retaining quality students. In fall 2020, the university achieved
a goal more than a decade in the making, reaching a total student population of more
than 40,000. In 2018, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
again placed Texas Tech among its top doctoral universities in the nation in the “Very High Research Activity” category. Texas Tech is one of
94 public institutions nationally and 131 overall to achieve this prestigious recognition.
Quality students need top-notch faculty. Texas Tech is home to a diverse, highly revered
pool of educators who excel in teaching, research and service. The university strives
to foster an environment that celebrates student accomplishment above all else. Texas Tech is large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics but prides
itself on being able to focus on each student individually.
The momentum for excellence at Texas Tech has never been greater.
Comprised of 16 departments and more than 400 tenured faculty members, the College
offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral
sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor's
degree programs, 34 master's degrees and 14 doctoral programs.
With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest
college on the Texas Tech University campus.
In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty,
enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research
and growing the Dean's Fund for Excellence.
Students seeking graduate degrees may specialize in the traditional fields of Chemistry
and Biochemistry, as well as many interdisciplinary areas including analytical, inorganic,
organic, physical, or theoretical chemistry; chemical education; chemical physics;