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 with the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology, and Social Work in an integrated unit. The degree programs offered by the College build on an excellent liberal arts foundation 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 having encounters with multiple and diverse disciplines, practitioners, and clients. In both classroom and practice environments students acquire technology skills essential to finding information and solving problems.
The faculty of the College create 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 students in order for them to achieve and grow. 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.
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 good health and enhance the human condition. Faculty fulfill this mission by offering a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to the local and global communities. 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.
The College of Health and Human Sciences offers the following degreees and majors:
Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Health and Fitness
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 hoursII.Curriculum Requirements of the Major - variable credit hours
B.Explorations - 36 credit hours
C.Physical Education - 2 credit hours