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Frequently Asked Questions

TCU’s Undergraduate Studies Catalog is available exclusively online.

At TCU, faculty members have many responsibilities. However, they are especially committed to teaching. About 90 percent have the highest academic credentials in their particular fields. You won’t find graduate students teaching many courses. 

While they're expected to have scheduled office hours, most have open door policies. This means you can stop by their offices at any time, and they will help you get the most out of your education.

TCU faculty members are recognized researchers, and you may have the opportunity to assist them with their research. Faculty members help connect students with internships, employment, and opportunities for graduate study.

At TCU, you'll find creative, talented and knowledgeable faculty members who will serve as mentors and friends.


The liberal arts and sciences include wide-ranging subjects intended to teach you how to read critically, think analytically and communicate effectively. A broad understanding of history, society, literature, economics, science, languages and culture will help you be comfortable in any conversation. This core curriculum teach you critical inquiry, a skill that comes in handy when the answers you need can’t be found in a book.

Through several methods such as TCU’s Advanced Placement, CLEP, Portfolio Assessment, Advanced Standing Examinations, IB, Conference Examinations and Audition Examinations for credit, above-average students may earn academic credit for college level learning by taking an examination in the appropriate area.
 The Core Curriculum includes Heritage, Mission, Vision & Values; Human Experiences and Endeavors; and Essential Competencies.
The full-time equivalent student-to-faculty ratio at TCU is 13:1.
TCU offers more than 100 undergraduate areas of study within nine colleges and schools:
  • AddRan College of Liberal Arts
  • Neeley School of Business
  • Bob Schieffer College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • College of Science & Engineering
  • John V. Roach Honors College
  • School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Explore TCU’s areas of study

 The average class size for an undergraduate course is 27 students.
TCU offers study abroad opportunities in more than 30 countries. Programs range from three weeks to a full semester or year. Courses are offered in a number of academic disciplines, and destinations include Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia.