Academic Organization

AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Communication
College of Fine Arts
College of Health and Human Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
M.J. Neeley School of Business
School of Education
Ranch Management Program.
Office of Extended Education

TCU is composed of seven academic units offering undergraduate bachelor's degrees in 82 majors. These colleges and schools also offer graduate degrees (see TCU Graduate Studies Catalog for more information). In addition, students can earn a certificate in Ranch Management or take a full range of non-credit courses through the Office of Extended Education.

While students normally concentrate their work in the school or college of their major field, they may have classes in any or all. All undergraduates will have some courses in AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science and Engineering, for a broad, liberal arts-based educational background in the humanities, natural and social sciences.

AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the center of TCU's well-developed tradition of emphasis on liberal arts. Courses in the humanities and social sciences form a major part of the core studies for all students. Degree programs within AddRans 22 departments provide the solid liberal arts base needed for professional study toward the ministry, law, medicine, business, teaching or other related fields. Some have a professional orientation within themselves, with specialized study leading toward specific career objectives. In all of the programs, students will find flexibility and freedom balanced by structure and discipline.

Professional training combined with liberal arts studies are the hallmarks of the College of Communication. Within the departments of journalism, speech communication, and radio-TV-film, students learn to apply their classroom experiences. Located in the eighth largest media market in the U.S., graduates find ample opportunity to develop their skills in their desired field. Personal counseling and relatively small classes allow the faculty to give attention to the work of each student.

The College of Fine Arts represents a vital and integral part of TCU's educational history. The College houses the School of Music and the departments of art and art history, ballet and modern dance and theatre arts. These academic programs exact an appropriate balance between professional training and liberal arts studies. Personal counseling and relatively small classes allow the faculty to give attention to the work of each student.

College of Health and Human Services unites the Harris School of Nursing and three departments--communication sciences and disorders, kinesiology, and social work--in an integrated unit. The degree programs offered by the College build on the excellent foundation provided by the liberal arts and sciences and prepare graduates to practice in complex and varied professional settings. Many of the courses offered in the College allow students to learn through practicing professional and clinical settings and encountering multiple and diverse disciplines, practitioners, and clients.

The College of Science and Engineering provides an interdisciplinary program that bridges liberal arts studies with the technical skills the world demands. Composed of the departments of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, nutritional sciences, physics and astronomy, and psychology, the College offers bachelor of science degrees with majors in 18 fields of study and bachelor of arts degrees with majors in 6 fields. The college also administers the bachelor of general studies degree and the pre-health professions programs (pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary medicine).

The M.J. Neeley School of Business prepares students to contribute to the professional world and to the larger community through emphasis on a balanced curriculum. A unified program of basic studies provides a solid knowledge base upon which students add principles of accounting, decision sciences, finance, management, information systems and marketing, as well as distinct competencies that allow them to lead in the business world.

The School of Education is organized into two departments -- curriculum and instruction, and educational foundations and administration. Both programs combine theory with practicality, with courses focusing on teaching in a school setting, solving instructional problems, resolving ethical issues and making curricular decisions. Students learn that a teacher's role is to strengthen young people, to build sensitivity and intelligence, and to never place a limit on what is possible for anyone to achieve.

Ranch Management Program. Study in all phases of ranch management is offered through a full-time program completed in one academic year of two semesters with six courses each. The program combines intensive classroom instruction in basic principles of land, grass, livestock, records, finance and marketing with 10,000 miles of travel to study ranches, farms, feedlots, markets and experiment stations. Students are selected by interview and are admitted only at the beginning of the fall semester.

Office of Extended Education. Non-credit courses, workshops and off-campus courses are coordinated through the Office of Extended Education. Non-degree admissions are also processed through this office. Its goal is to provide quality life-long learning opportunities for the community.