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College of Health and Human Services

Mission
Degrees and Majors
Curriculum
Programs

TCU has a long history of offering courses and degrees that contribute to the health and well-being of the community. The College of Health and Human Sciences enhances that tradition by uniting 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 in professional and clinical settings and encounters with multiple and diverse disciplines, practitioners, and clients. Both classroom and practice environments facilitate the acquisition of skills to manage technology, an essential aid in finding information and solving problems.

The faculty of the College have created an atmosphere where learning is a part of the lives of all members of the College community. Faculty are committed to providing individual attention to student achievement and development. Faculty are actively involved in teaching, working closely with students in laboratory and clinical experiences at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty also serve as academic advisors and provide career and professional guidance. By integrating clinical practice, professional and community service, and research activities, the faculty demonstrate their commitment to academic excellence and leadership.

Mission

The College is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of physical and mental health and development. The College is further committed to integrating research and ethical practice to prepare graduates who promote all aspects of health and enhance the human condition. Faculty fulfill this mission by offering a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to the local and global community. Students are prepared for a variety of professional roles, including clinical and generalist practice, teaching, or further study in graduate programs. Faculty provide exemplary education in the context of the highest standards, preparing students to enter careers that will benefit society.

Degrees and Majors

The College of Health and Human Sciences offers the following degreees and majors:

Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Speech-Language Pathology
Health and Fitness
Movement Science
Physical Education
Psychosocial Kinesiology


Minors and Programs

The Department of Social Work offers a minor in Social Work. Minors are also offered in Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Speech-Language Pathology by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Minors in Movement Science and in Health are offered by the Department of Kinesiology, as well as an accredited program in Athletic Training.

  Curriculum

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

I.University Curriculum Requirements - 47 credit hours

A.Foundations - 9 credit hours

B.Explorations - 36 credit hours

C.Physical Education - 2 credit hours

II.Curriculum Requirements of the Major - variable credit hours

Pass/No Credit Option

The department of the major controls approval of P/NC grading options. Departments typically do not allow P/NC grading in courses in the major or prerequisite and/or associated requirements.

Multiple Majors

Students with a first major in the College may declare an additional major on the B.S. 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 University Curriculum Requirement associated with any major as well as all other requirements.

Transfer Credit

Students must receive approval of courses they wish to take at another college or university following their admission to Texas Christian University. Students should gain specific course recommendations from department advisors, then seek approval from the office of the Dean of the College. Students may not interrupt their last thirty hours with coursework at another institution.

Degree Plan and Notification of Intent to Graduate

Students must request a degree plan in the Office of the Dean 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 course work.

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 advisor on a regular basis, reviewing progress toward the degree.
 
Programs:

Harris School of Nursing
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Kinesiology
Social Work