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Why Study the Liberal Arts?

At TCU’s AddRan College of Liberal Arts, you’ll be challenged to ask big questions about the world around you. You’ll master the skills that employers want — from teamwork to complex problem-solving to global awareness. You’ll earn a degree that positions you as a versatile, ethical leader able to adapt to different industries and emerging job functions.
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Areas of Study

Choose from 23 undergraduate and graduate degree plans, and start making real-world contributions in research with your professors.

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Doers, Dreamers, Trailblazers

TCU is a place where students hone analytical skills and forge new paths, preparing for whatever the future might bring. Learn how Horned Frogs are primed for professional success and personal achievement after graduation.

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Why Study the Liberal Arts?

#1 Earn More

Liberal arts majors’ long-term earnings outpace professional fields by 3 percent, according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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#2 Think Beyond the Technical

To advance in the workplace, you’ll need more than technical skills. With a liberal arts degree, you’ll gain the writing, complex reasoning, creativity and innovation needed to succeed throughout your career — and to pivot when technical skills become outdated and opportunities change.

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#3 Deliver What Employers Want

Two-thirds of employers want college graduates with a broad knowledge in the liberal arts, according to an American Association of Colleges and Universities survey of employers. Employees with a liberal arts background tackle projects requiring complex and creative thinking.

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#4 Prepare for Career Flexibility

From here, your TCU education takes you anywhere. Be an urban planner, a criminal investigator, a teacher, a hospital chaplain or a translator. A broad knowledge base, cultural competency and commitment to lifelong learning equip you to grow your career in any direction.

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#5 Be Relevant in Today’s World

You’ll identify and analyze the forces that drive the world: politics, anthropology, religion, race and many others. The common thread throughout all your classes is understanding — and ultimately improving — the human condition.

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News

Power and Protests
Rhetoric scholar revisits the militant revolutions of the 1960s (This article by Caroline Collier originally appeared in the 2017 issue of “Endeavor...

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TCU English Major to Present at National Conference on Australian Literature
Emma Blanchard (class of 2018) is an English major from Bloomington, Illinois. Her paper “Ali Cobby Eckermann’s Ruby Moonlight: Rememberin...

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