2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog


Accreditations provide evidence of TCU's high educational standards. Throughout the higher education system, numerous examining bodies—boards, agencies and commissions—attest annually the credibility of a University's education program. These bodies review and assess the worth of an institution's offerings.

TCU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097; 404.679.4501) to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

The institution's membership in numerous academic societies provides further evidence of high standards. Of particular note are Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious academic society in the liberal arts, approved TCU for membership in 1970. TCU is also approved for a chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Society of North America.

Program-Related Accreditations

Several individual programs and departments are accredited by discipline specific bodies.

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org (Engineering program, Department of Engineering)

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Department of Journalism)

American Chemical Society (Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry)

ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) (Davies School of Sciences and Disorders)

Association of Graduate Liberal Arts Programs (MLA Program)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (Neeley School of Business)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-Accounting (Department of Accounting)

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) (Athletic Training Program)

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Didactic Program in Dietetics and Department of Nutritional Sciences)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (Nursing)

Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org (BS in Computer Science)

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (Interior Design Program in the Department of Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising)

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) (School of Nurse Anesthesia)

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (Department of Social Work)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (KinderFrogs)

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (School of Art and Interior Design in the Department of Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising)

National Association of Schools of Dance (School for Classical and Contemporary Dance)

National Association of Schools of Music (School of Music)

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (Starpoint School)

Southern Association of Independent Schools (Starpoint School)

Texas Board of Nursing (BON) (Nursing)

Texas Education Association (College of Education)