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creativity and innovation needed to succeed throughout your career — and to pivot when technical skills become outdated and opportunities change.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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Michael Bachmann Uses Predictive Analytics to Prevent Child Abuse
In 2014, Tarrant County reported more than 6,000 cases of child abuse or neglect – more than in any other county in the Lone Star state. And those a...

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THINK GLOBAL: Borders and immigration
March 27, Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom, 6 p.m. FREE, open to the public KERA’s Krys Boyd will moderate a discussion with top scholars, jo...

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“Back to Class” is back!
Five faculty members in TCU’s AddRan College of Liberal Arts will present “Back to Class,” an evening of timely and thought-provoking mini-lectu...

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