Understanding what it means to be educated

It's important to know that your TCU degree is rooted in a foundation of liberal arts and sciences. These wide-ranging subjects will teach you how to read critically, think analytically and communicate effectively. A broad understanding of history, society, literature, economics, languages and culture will help you be comfortable in any conversation. These subjects teach you critical inquiry, a skill that comes in handy when the answers you need can't be found in a book.

TCU Core Curriculum

Every degree includes the University Core Curriculum, a group of classes in three areas: Heritage, Mission, Vision & Values; Human Experiences and Endeavors; and Essential Com- petencies.

TCU Core CurriculumIncludes courses like...
Human Experiences & Endeavors 27 hrs.
Humanities 9 hrs. The American Short Story Faith and Ethical Leadership American Cinema
Social Sciences 9 hrs. Introduction to Archaeology Politics of Freedom and Order Medical Anthropology
Natural Sciences 6 hrs. Contemporary Issues in Biology Utter Chaos Engineering Design and Graphics
Fine Arts 3 hrs. Survey of Jazz and Popular Music Dance History The London Theatre
Heritage, Mission, Vision & Values 18 hrs.
Religious Traditions 3 hrs. Society and Culture Society and Culture Society and Culture
Historical Traditions 3 hrs. Organized Crime American Sports History Oscar Wilde and the 1890s
Literary Traditions 3 hrs. The American Dream Sports in Modern American Literature The Roaring Twenties
Cultural Awareness 3 hrs. Marriage and Family Food and Culture Issues in Diversity
Global Awareness 3 hrs. History of Cuba Latin American Popular Culture Films in a Global Society
Citizenship and Social Values 3 hrs. Critical Issues in Criminal Justice Basic Leadership Theory and Skills Media Industry Law and Regulation
Essential Competencies 15 hrs.
Mathematical Reasoning 3 hrs. Topics in Mathematics Elementary Statistics Discrete Mathematics I
Oral Communication 3 hrs. Business and Professional Speaking Parliamentary Debate Instructional Communication
Written Communication 6 hrs. Introductory Composition Intermediate Composition Freshman Seminar
Writing Emphasis 6 hrs. Money and Banking Tao of Strategy Public Affairs Reporting

TCU Core Curriculum

Every degree includes the University Core Curriculum, a group of classes in three areas: Heritage, Mission, Vision & Values; Human Experiences and Endeavors; and Essential Com- petencies.

TCU Core Curriculum Includes courses like...