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 that 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 provide a sound foundation for a lifetime of intellectual growth and preparation for the multiple careers that most will experience in the twenty-first century. 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 vocational 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 advisors. Students are expected to meet with their advisors 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. All first year students, whether entering Freshmen or transfers, are required to see an advisor prior to registering. Names of advisors 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 program:
Latin American 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 Italy, Great Britain, and 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
Geography
History
Latin American 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
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. Students seeking a minor from the School of Education must obtain the approval of the office of the Dean of the School of Education.

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 selected from the approved list of majors below and a minor chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. 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 TCU Core Curriculum (TCU CC) described elsewhere in this Bulletin.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT. All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in AddRan College must demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to the completion of one of the following:

FREN 20063 Fourth Semester College French
GERM 20063 Fourth Semester College German
GREE 20063 Fourth Semester College Greek (Hellenistic)
ITAL 20063 Fourth Semester College Italian
JAPN 20063 Fourth Semester College Japanese
SPAN 20203 Intermediate Spanish

This requirement may be satisfied by either satisfactory completion of coursework taken at or transferred to TCU or by presenting satisfactory scores on recognized standardized tests (i.e., AP, CLEP or SAT II). Required scores on standardized tests may be found in the Credit by Exam booklet available from the Office of Admissions. For languages not currently taught at TCU, six semester hours at the sophomore-level, transferred to TCU from another accredited institution, may be used to satisfy this requirement. Students may also provide evidence of competency in the non-English language by successfully completing 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.

NOTES:

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

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


Approved majors for the B.A. degree:
Anthropology
Economics
English
Geography
History
Latin American 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 TCU Core Curriculum (TCU CC) described elsewhere in this Bulletin.

NOTES:

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

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


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

Other Bachelor of Science Degrees. All policies relevant to 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. 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 or college may select additional majors from those available in AddRan with the approval of the dean of the school or college of the first major and the dean of AddRan. Students who seek a second major from AddRan, if that major is one approved for the B.A., must satisfy the foreign language requirement described above.

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 TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (TCU CC) 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.

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