2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Liberal Arts Program of Study

Texas Christian University was founded as AddRan Male and Female College, and its largest and most central academic unit continues to carry the distinctive name that Addison and Randolph Clark devised for their school.

AddRan College of Liberal Arts also continues TCU's well-developed tradition of emphasis on the liberal arts. The college's faculty and programs provide a sound foundation for a lifetime of intellectual growth and preparation for the multiple careers that most will experience in the 21st century. Courses in the humanities and social sciences form a major part of the core studies of all University students, and concentrated effort in one AddRan area can provide the base for future personal and vocational choices.

Degree programs within AddRan College vary widely. Some provide the solid liberal arts base needed for professional study toward the ministry, law, medicine, business, teaching and related fields. Some have a professional orientation within themselves, with specialized study leading toward specific career objectives. In all of the programs, students find flexibility and freedom balanced by structure and discipline.

AddRan's academic advisement system is part of its intent to help individual students meet their educational needs. Faculty members in each academic program serve as advisers. Students are expected to meet with their advisers at least once each semester as they plan studies for the next term, and appointments are encouraged at other times when students feel the need to discuss their academic options. All first-year students, whether entering freshmen or transfers, are required to see an adviser prior to registering. Names of advisers are available through each of the departments. All freshmen and pre-majors are advised through the Center for Academic Services.

AddRan College Organization

AddRan College is organized into 11 departments, two interdepartmental programs, two units of Reserve Officers' Training Corps and one academic service unit.

Departments

Criminal Justice

Economics

English

Geography

History

Modern Language Studies

Philosophy

Political Science

Religion

Sociology and Anthropology

Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Cooperative Programs

Master's in Education (3/2 Program with College of Education)

Reserve Officers' Training Corps

Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC

Military Science, Army ROTC

Academic Service Unit

English Language Center

Residence Study Abroad

TCU Summer Study Tours in Europe

TCU Summer Study Courses in Italy, Great Britain, and Germany

Administrative offices for AddRan College are on the second floor of Scharbauer Hall, which also houses the departmental offices of criminal justice, economics, modern language studies, philosophy, political science, sociology and anthropology, and Spanish and Hispanic studies. English, history and geography are located in Dave Reed Hall, and religion is in Theodore Beasley Hall.

AddRan College Degree Programs

AddRan College administers programs that lead to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is offered with majors in:

  • Anthropology
  • Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Inquiry
  • International Economics
  • Latin American Studies
  • Modern Language Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Hispanic Studies
  • Writing

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is offered with majors in:

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Interdisciplinary Inquiry
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Professions Program

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)

Multiple Majors

Students with a first major in AddRan College may declare an additional major in lieu of or in addition to a minor. The additional major may be selected from the other colleges/schools at TCU. Students seeking an additional major in a school/college other than AddRan must have the approval of the dean of AddRan and the dean of the additional major.

Students with a first major in another TCU school/college may select additional majors from those available in AddRan with the approval of the dean of the school/college of the first major and the dean of AddRan. Students who seek a second major from AddRan, if that major is one approved for the BA, must satisfy the foreign language requirement described below.

The degree awarded will be that appropriate to the major designated as the first major. All degree requirements for each major must be satisfied. These include all TCU Core Curriculum requirements associated with any particular major, as well as all associated requirements.

Pass/No-Credit Option

Students may take up to two courses (eight hours maximum) on a Pass/No-Credit (P/NC) basis. No course applied to the student’s major, minor or associated requirements may be taken on the P/NC basis. Courses offered only with the P/NC grade will not be counted toward this limit on the number P/NC hours. The P/NC option is not allowed in any English as a Foreign Language course offered by the English Language Center.

Transfer Credit

Students wishing to take courses at another college or university following their admission to TCU must receive approval of such courses through the office of the dean of AddRan College before enrolling in them.

AddRan Minors

The following is a list of approved minors in AddRan College:

  • African American and Africana Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • British and Colonial/Post-Colonial Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Culture and Data Analytics
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Human-Animal Relationships
  • International Economics
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latino/a Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Hispanic Studies
  • Spanish for Business Professions
  • Spanish for the Health Professions
  • Urban Studies
  • Writing

In addition, minors are accepted from the other colleges/schools at TCU. Students seeking a minor from the College of Education must obtain the approval of the office of the dean of the College of Education.