2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Harris College Degree and Majors

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers the following degrees and majors:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with majors in:

Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Speech-Language Pathology

Health and Fitness

Movement Science

Physical Education

Physical Education with Strength and Conditioning

Sport Psychology


Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree must fulfill all University degree requirements described in this catalog. This includes completion of the minimum number of credit hours, typically 124, specified by their majors in the following categories:

Core Curriculum (CC): 39-63 credit hours

  • Essential Competencies: 12 credit hours plus six hours writing Emphasis
  • Human Experiences and Endeavors: 27 credit hours
  • Heritage, Mission, Vision and Values: 18 credit hours that may overlay with other elements of a student's degree requirements

Curriculum Requirements of the Major: variable credit hours

Multiple Majors

Students with a first major in Harris College may declare an additional major on the BS degree. Approval by the department and college of both majors is necessary. The degree awarded will be that of the first major. All degree requirements for each major must be satisfied, including all TCU Core Curriculum requirements associated with any major.

Transfer Credit

Students must receive approval of courses they wish to take at another college or university following admission to TCU. Students should gain course recommendations from department advisers, seek approval of the department chair or director, and then seek approval from the Office of the Dean of Harris College. No more than a total of 12 semester hours, except those earned in an approved study abroad program, may be transferred from other schools, after admission to TCU. No credit may be transferred from a community college once 54 cumulative semester hours have been earned.

Degree Plan and Notification of Intent to Graduate

Students must request a degree plan in the Office of the Dean of Harris College, typically after completing 60 hours. After a degree is awarded, no further work may be applied to the degree. Students must also file an Intent to Graduate in the Office of the Dean at the beginning of the last year of coursework.

Academic Advisement

Students are responsible for meeting degree requirements of the major. It is essential that students understand their degree plans and maintain communication with their departments. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a departmental adviser on a regular basis for the purpose of reviewing progress toward the degree.