Introduction Organization
Degree Programs
The Bachelor of Arts Degree
The Bachelor of Science Degree
Multiple Majors

Overview

The University was founded as AddRan Male and Female College, and its largest and most central academic unit continues to carry the distinctive name which Addison and Randolph Clark devised for their school.

AddRan College also continues TCU's well-developed tradition of emphasis on the liberal arts. The college's faculty and programs can provide a sound foundation for a lifetime of intellectual growth. Courses in the humanities and social sciences form a major part of the core studies of all University students, and concentrated effort in one AddRan area can provide the base for future personal and career choices.

Degree programs within AddRan vary widely. Some provide the solid liberal arts base needed for professional study toward the ministry, law, medicine, business, teaching, and 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.

AddRan's academic advisement system is part of its intent to help individual students meet their educational needs. Faculty members in each academic program serve as advisers. Students are expected to meet with their advisers at least once each semester as they plan studies for the next term, and appointments are encouraged at other times when students feel the need to discuss their academic options. Names of advisers are available at the departments concerned. Pre-majors are advised through the Center for Academic Services.

Organization

AddRan College is organized into ten departments, two interdepartmental programs, two units of Reserve Officers' Training Corps, and one academic service unit.

Departments:
Design, Merchandising, and Textiles
Economics
English
History
Modern Languages and Literatures
Philosophy
Political Science
Religion
Sociology, Criminal Justice and Anthropology
Spanish and Latin American Studies

Interdepartmental programs:
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies

Cooperative programs:
Master's in Education (3-2 program
With School of Education)
Master of Business Administration (3-2 program
with M.J. Neeley School of Business)

Reserve Officers' Training Corps:
Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC
Military Science, Army ROTC

Academic Service Unit:
English Language Center

Residence Study Abroad:
TCU Fashions, Foods, Furnishings and Cultural Tour of Europe.
TCU Summer Study Tours in Europe.
TCU Summer Study Courses in Religion and Art in Florence and Rome, Italy, in England; and Church History in Germany.

Administrative offices for AddRan College are on the first floor of Dave Reed Hall. Reed Hall also houses departmental offices of English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Spanish and Latin American Studies. Political Science is in M. E. Sadler Hall. Sociology, Criminal Justice and Anthropology is in the Sociology Building. Design, Merchandising, and Textiles is in the Annie Richardson Bass Building. Religion is in Theodore Beasley Hall. Economics is in the Economics Building.

Degree Programs

AddRan College administers programs which lead to the following baccalaureate degrees:

The Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in the following fields:
Anthropology
Economics
English
French
History
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Religion
Sociology
Spanish

The Bachelor of Science degree with majors in the following fields:
Economics
Fashion Merchandising
Interior Design
International Economics
Liberal Studies
Political Science

Professions program
The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree.

Approved Minors
Asian Studies
Anthropology
British and Colonial/Post-Colonial Studies
Classical Studies
Criminal Justice
Economics
English
French
Geography
German
History
Japanese
Latin American Studies
Lighting for Visual Presentation
Merchandising and Textiles
Philosophy
Political Science
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Women's Studies

In addition, minors are accepted from the other colleges and schools at TCU. However, minors are accepted from the School of Education only if the student is seeking Teacher Certification in that field.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree

Students pursuing a program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete a minimum of 124 semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced (30000 level or above) from TCU, with a major and a minor selected from the approved list of majors and minors below. The specific number of hours required for the major and minor may be found in the appropriate section of the Bulletin.

A maximum of 36 semester hours in any one subject field may be counted toward the 124-semester-hour minimum required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. English 10803 or 10833 and English 20803 are excluded from the 36-semester-hour maximum for students majoring in English.

In addition, students must complete the following UCR for the Bachelor of Arts degree:

I. Foundations: 9 credit hours

The Foundations requirements, which include courses to refine and enhance skills in critical reading, written composition, and mathematics, allow students beginning the undergraduate curriculum to increase their proficiency in these essential skills.

A. The Writing Requirement-6 credit hours, and the Writing Emphasis Experience.

1. Writing Workshop-6 credit hours

This requirement is to be met by courses designated "Writing Workshop," with no more than 3 of these hours in freshman-level study. Writing Workshop courses assume the student's successful completion of four units of high school English.

This requirement is to be met by at least one course in various modes of composition, including analytical writing and research techniques and writing. Both writing courses are to include a reading component providing composition models of suitable kinds. Student writing in these courses is expected to increase competence in grammar, mechanics, and other conventions customary in written discourse.

AP or CLEP credit may satisfy up to 6 hours of the writing requirement.

2. Writing Emphasis Experience

To allow juniors and seniors to increase their writing skills, the University Curriculum includes a writing emphasis component.

This requirement, which ordinarily should not increase the credit hours required by the University Curriculum, is to be satisfied by two upper-division courses (3 credit hours for each) with a "writing emphasis" designation. Because any academic unit of the University may offer courses with a writing emphasis, courses satisfying other baccalaureate degree requirements may also meet the writing emphasis requirement of the University Curriculum. Writing should occur throughout the course and total a minimum of 2,500 words.

B. Mathematics-3 credit hours

This requirement is to be satisfied by Department of Mathematics courses at or above the freshman level. Appropriate courses assume the student's successful completion of 3 units of high school mathematics: two in algebra and one in geometry.

AP or CLEP credit may satisfy this requirement.

II. Explorations: 42 credit hours

The Explorations requirements assure that all baccalaureate candidates encounter certain broad areas of knowledge. Through this experience, the student will gain knowledge and perspectives by studying various domains of human knowledge and experience.

The Explorations requirements allow no more than 6 credit hours from courses in a single department or in that department's cross-listed courses. This limitation applies regardless of the UCR groups in which the department's course offerings appear. Approved integrative courses are excluded from this restriction.

Satisfactory fulfillment of the Explorations section requires completion of 42 credit hours. AddRan students are required to choose a course which exposes them to a non-U.S. cultural perspective as they fulfill the requirements of this section.

A. Physical and Life Sciences-9 credit hours (NOTE: Courses in mathematics and computer science do not satisfy this requirement.)

Six (6) credit hours must be in laboratory courses such as those offered in biology, chemistry, geology, physics, psychology.

The purpose of the requirement is to include study in scientific disciplines in which observation, deduction, and analytical reasoning are essential methods. The requirement also ensures that students gain an understanding of scientific discoveries achieved by such methods.

Courses meeting this requirement involve observing experimental parameters, recording and interpreting such observations, and drawing conclusions based on appropriate theoretical frameworks. The experimental dimension is to include appropriate mathematical concepts and applications. Students are also required to demonstrate their ability to present such material in a narrative form.

B. Social Sciences-9 credit hours

The requirement is to be satisfied by courses using the methods of the social sciences. The courses customarily will include study of institutions as they affect individuals and groups. The approach to such study is through disciplines such as economics, political science, and sociology.

C. Cultural Heritage-15 credit hours

Students must choose at least one course from each sub-section of Section C.

1. Religion-minimum of 3 credit hours

Courses satisfying this requirement examine the role of religion in human culture, with this examination directed to a single religion or to a comparative consideration of major religions. These courses include appropriate historical study as well as texts important to the religions.

2. Historical Studies-minimum of 3 credit hours

The minimum is to be met by a 3-credit-hour course in U.S. historical studies. Courses meeting this requirement make evident the methods of history. Such courses may be general in their subject matter or specific or topical in focus, but are to encourage the development of a critical and evaluative attitude toward historical texts and sources.

3. Critical Inquiry-minimum of 3 credit hours

Courses satisfying this requirement are primarily critical/evaluative in approach. This approach can be applied to modes of inquiry, to methods in various disciplines, or to public issues and contemporary views. These courses make evident the individual's responsibility for making informed decisions.

4. Fine Arts-minimum of 3 credit hours

The requirement is to be met by critical and/or historical courses studying one or more of the fine arts (e.g., theater, music, visual arts). Performance courses do not satisfy this requirement.

D. Language and Literature-9 hours

1. Foreign Language-6 hours in the same language at the 20000 level or above satisfy this requirement.

2. Oral Communication or Literature-3 hours

a. Oral Communication

This requirement is satisfied by courses directed to developing skills in oral communication; to training in clear, logical, and persuasive communication appropriate in various contexts; and to evaluating such communication.

b. Literature

Courses satisfying this requirement enable students to learn to analyze and criticize literary texts. These courses are to include appropriate historical, biographical, and ideological materials, and to be developed around a single writer or group of writers, a period, a literary form or genre, and/or critical theories by which the same works are examined by various means.

III. Physical Education: two credit hours

The Physical Education policies and exceptions listed in Requirements for Graduation in The Bachelor's Degree section of this bulletin also apply to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

NOTES:

1. 6 hours of UCR credits in a given department may be applied to other baccalaureate requirements in that department such as those for major, minor, etc.

2. Students transferring to TCU must complete a minimum of 6 hours in Writing Emphasis courses at TCU.

3. No more than eight (8) semester hours of Physical Education activity courses may be applied toward graduation requirements.

4. Specific courses have been approved to meet the UCR. These courses are so identified in the schedule of classes for each term's offerings.

5. Foreign Language Requirements: Students may demonstrate competency in a language other than English by meeting the TCU non-English language undergraduate requirement (and earn credit for this requirement) in a variety of ways. First, the student may meet the requirement by successful completion of course work at TCU, or by approved transfer credit from another institution, as specified in each academic major and receive the number of credit hours earned in those courses. Additionally, a student may provide evidence of competency in the non-English language by: (1) scores on standardized tests approved by the University, for which the student will receive 3-12 hours of credit depending on the examination score; or (2) successful completion of one academic year in a secondary or post-secondary institution in which the language of instruction is other than English, for which the student will receive 12 hours of credit.

Approved majors for the B.A. degree:
Anthropology
Economics
English
French
History
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Religion
Sociology
Spanish

The Bachelor of Science Degree

Students pursuing a program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree must complete the minimum number of semester hours (typically 124 or 132), 42 of which must be advanced (30000 level or above), specified for their particular major chosen from the list of approved majors for a B.S. degree below. Specific requirements of each major are to be found in the appropriate section of this bulletin. Where a minor is called for, it is to be selected with the assistance of the student's adviser from the list of approved minors.

In addition to the specific requirements, students must complete the following UCR for the Bachelor of Science degree:

I. Foundations: 9 credit hours

The Foundations requirements, which include courses to refine and enhance skills in critical reading, written composition, and mathematics, allow students beginning the undergraduate curriculum to increase their proficiency in these essential skills.

A. The Writing Requirement-6 credit hours, and the Writing Emphasis Experience.

1. Writing Workshop-6 credit hours

This requirement is to be met by courses designated "writing workshop," with no more than 3 of these hours in freshman-level study. Writing workshop courses assume the student's successful completion of 4 units of high school English.

This requirement is to be met by at least one course in various modes of composition, including analytical writing and research techniques and writing. Both writing courses are to include a reading component providing composition models of suitable kinds. Student writing in these courses is expected to increase competence in grammar, mechanics, and other conventions customary in written discourse.

AP or CLEP credit may satisfy up to 6 hours of the writing requirement.

2. Writing Emphasis Experience

To allow juniors and seniors to increase their writing skills, the University Curriculum includes a writing emphasis component.

This requirement, which ordinarily should not increase the credit hours required by the University Curriculum, is to be satisfied by two upper-division courses (3 credit hours for each) with a "writing emphasis" designation. Because any academic unit of the University may offer courses with a writing emphasis, courses satisfying other baccalaureate degree requirements may also meet the writing emphasis requirement of the University Curriculum.

B. Mathematics-3 credit hours

This requirement is to be satisfied by Department of Mathematics courses at or above the freshman level. Appropriate courses assume the student's successful completion of 3 units of high school mathematics: two in algebra and one in geometry.

AP or CLEP credit may satisfy this requirement.

II. Explorations: 42 credit hours

The Explorations requirements assure that all baccalaureate candidates encounter certain broad areas of knowledge. Through this experience, the student will gain knowledge and perspectives by studying various domains of human knowledge and experience.

The Explorations requirements allow no more than 6 credit hours from courses in a single department or in that department's cross-listed courses. This limitation applies regardless of the UCR groups in which the department's course offerings appear. Approved integrative courses are excluded from this restriction.

AddRan students are required to choose a course which exposes them to a non-U.S. cultural perspective as they fulfill the requirements of this section.

A. Physical and Life Sciences-9 credit hours

Six (6) credit hours must be in laboratory courses such as those offered in biology, chemistry, geology, physics, psychology.

The purpose of the requirement is to include study in scientific disciplines in which observation, deduction, and analytical reasoning are essential methods. The requirement also ensures that students gain an understanding of scientific discoveries achieved by such methods.

Courses meeting this requirement involve observing experimental parameters, recording and interpreting such observations, and drawing conclusions based on appropriate theoretical frameworks. The experimental dimension is to include appropriate mathematical concepts and applications. Students are also required to demonstrate their ability to present such material in a narrative form.

B. Social Sciences-9 credit hours

The requirement is to be satisfied by courses using the methods of the social sciences. The courses customarily will include study of institutions as they affect individuals and groups. The approach to such study is through disciplines such as economics, political science, and sociology.

C. Cultural Heritage-15 credit hours

Students must choose at least one course from each subsection of Section C.

1. Religion-minimum of 3 credit hours

Courses satisfying this requirement examine the role of religion in human culture, with this examination directed to a single religion or to a comparative consideration of major religions. These courses include appropriate historical study as well as texts important to the religions.

2. Historical Studies-minimum of 3 credit hours

The minimum is to be met by a 3-credit-hour course in U.S. historical studies.

Courses meeting this requirement make evident the methods of history. Such courses may be general in their subject matter or specific or topical in focus, but are to encourage the development of a critical and evaluative attitude toward historical texts and sources.

3. Critical Inquiry-minimum of 3 credit hours

Courses satisfying this requirement are primarily critical/evaluative in approach. This approach can be applied to modes of inquiry, to methods in various disciplines, or to public issues and contemporary views. These courses make evident the individual's responsibility for making informed decisions.

4. Fine Arts-minimum of 3 credit hours

The requirement is to be met by critical and/or historical courses studying one or more of the fine arts (e.g., theater, music, visual arts). Performance courses do not satisfy this requirement.

D. Languages and Literature-9 credit hours

If any foreign language credit is used toward this requirement, 6 hours must be taken in the same language.

1. Foreign Language-Foreign language courses at or above the freshman level satisfy this requirement. AP or CLEP credit may also be applied.

2. Oral Communication or Literature-If foreign language credit is used, the remaining 3 credit hours are to be selected from oral communication or literature; otherwise, the 9 hours are to come from oral communication and literature courses.

a. Oral Communication-This requirement is satisfied by courses directed to developing skills in oral communication; to training in clear, logical, and persuasive communication appropriate in various contexts; and to evaluating such communication.

b. Literature-Courses satisfying this requirement enable students to learn to analyze and criticize literary texts. These courses are to include appropriate historical, biographical, and ideological materials, and to be developed around a single writer or group of writers, a period, a literary form or genre, and/or critical theories by which the same works are examined by various means.



III. Physical Education: 2 credit hours

The Physical Education policies and exceptions listed in Requirements for Graduation in "The Bachelor's Degree" section of this bulletin also apply to the Bachelor of Science degree.

NOTES:

1. Six (6) hours of UCR credits in a given department may be applied to other baccalaureate requirements in that department such as those for major, minor, teaching specialty, etc.

2. Students transferring to TCU must complete a minimum of 6 hours in Writing Emphasis courses at TCU.

3. No more than eight (8) physical activities courses may be applied toward graduation requirements.

4. Specific courses have been approved to meet the UCR. These courses are so identified in the schedule of classes for each term's offerings.

5. Foreign language requirements: Students may demonstrate competency in a language other than English by meeting the TCU non-English language undergraduate requirement (and earn credit for this requirement) in a variety of ways. First, the student may meet the requirement by successful completion of course work at TCU, or by approved transfer credit from another institution, as specified in each academic major and receive the number of credit hours earned in those courses. Additionally, a student may provide evidence of competency in the non-English language by: (1) scores on standardized tests approved by the University, for which the student will receive 3-12 hours of credit depending on the examination score; or (2) successful completion of one academic year in a secondary or post-secondary institution in which the language of instruction is other than English, for which the student will receive 12 hours of credit.

Approved Majors for the B.S. Degree
Economics
Fashion Merchandising
Interior Design
International Economics
Liberal Studies
Political Science

Other Bachelor of Science Degrees. The UCR listed above for the Bachelor of Science degree also apply to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Multiple Majors

Students with a first major in AddRan may declare an additional major in lieu of or in addition to a minor on either a B.A. or B.S. degree. The additional major may be selected from the other colleges and schools at TCU. Students seeking an additional major in a school other than AddRan must have the approval of the dean of AddRan and the dean of the additional major.

Students with a first major in another TCU school may select additional majors from those available in AddRan with the approval of the dean of the first major and the dean of AddRan. Students whose first major is in the School of Fine Arts and Communication, and who seek a second major or second degree from AddRan need only meet the Fine Arts and Communication version of the UCR with one exception. If the AddRan major is one approved for the B.A., then students must satisfy the language requirement of 6 hours in the same language at or above the 20000 level.

The degree awarded will be that appropriate to the major designated as the first major. All degree requirements for each major must be satisfied. These include all University Curriculum Requirements (UCR) associated with any particular major as well as all associated requirements.

Pass/No Credit Option

Students majoring in AddRan College may take up to 9 semester hours of courses on a P/NC basis. No courses applied to a Department's Major or Associated Requirements may be taken on the P/NC basis. Courses applied to the minor may be taken on the P/NC basis. The P/NC option is not allowed in any English as a Foreign Language course offered by the English Language Center.

Transfer Credit

Students wishing to take courses at another college or university following their admission to Texas Christian University must receive approval of such courses through the office of the Dean of AddRan College before enrolling in them.