2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Total Credits and Residence Requirements

Beyond the curricular requirements, each candidate for a bachelor's degree is required to:

  1. Successfully complete at least 124 semester hours of credit.
  2. Earn, under the point system of the University, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all work attempted at TCU (including courses attempted during international study that are designated by the student to fulfill residency requirements), earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses attempted in the department of the major at TCU (including courses attempted during international study that are designated by the student to fulfill residency requirements), and earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses applied to the minor (including courses attempted during international study that are designated by the student to fulfill residency requirements). Some major and minor programs may require a GPA greater than 2.0 for entry into and progression in the program and/or graduation.
  3. Complete residence work at the University earning at least 58 semester hours applicable to the degree program in addition to any hours accepted from other schools. To be eligible for graduation with honors and to receive certain awards and recognitions, additional hours may be required (see Honors and Recognitions section (p. 42).).  The last 30 semester hours for the degree must be taken at TCU except as provided for in certain degree programs.
  4. Successfully complete at TCU at least 42 of the total hours required for graduation in advanced courses numbered 30000 or above.
  5. Successfully complete at TCU at least 12 semester hours of advanced work in the field of the major and at least six semester hours of advanced work in the field of the minor.
  6. No more than eight semester hours of physical education activity may be applied toward graduation requirements.