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Why Study the Liberal Arts?

Because the world around us is constantly changing. A liberal arts degree from TCU doesn’t just prepare you for your first job. It prepares you for the rest of your career. You’ll master the professional skills — oral and written communication, critical inquiry, creativity — to adapt to the shifting economy and job opportunities over time.


“An understanding of the liberal arts gives you insight and appreciation for the many challenges the world faces today.”

—Dean Andrew Schoolmaster


About AddRan College of Liberal Arts

Rooted in classical traditions of analytical thinking and effective communication, AddRan College offers 23 undergraduate degree-plan options and four advanced degree programs in the liberal arts. One of the largest colleges at TCU, AddRan includes the departments of criminal justice, economics, English, history, geography, modern languages, philosophy, political science, religion, sociology and anthropology, spanish, and the Air Force and Army ROTC programs.

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Expand your horizons with study abroad opportunities in more than 50 countries, plus service-learning trips overseas and internships around the globe. In addition to TCU’s semester, summer and short-term programs, AddRan students also can study abroad in faculty-led summer programs, such as crime and justice in Scandinavia, and political life of Central Europe: Study in Budapest, Prague and Vienna. Learn more.


Step outside the classroom to turn your ideas into action. With opportunities for internships, part-time jobs, and industry connections through our massive alumni base, you’ll leave TCU prepared and marketable for whatever comes next in life — giving you that much more of an advantage in our global society. Learn more.

TCU Policy on Internships

TCU offers hundreds of internships in any given semester and does not support political or personal statements associated with any of them. We evaluate each opportunity to ensure academic value as it relates to a course of study. Beyond that, we encourage you to seek the opportunities that best match your interests and to choose how to best fulfill your internship requirements.

Your TCU education takes you anywhere. Be a broadcast journalist, special agent, biomedical researcher or Geographic Information System technician. Our grads work for local and international leaders like Cook Children’s Health Care System, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, Amazon, the U.S. Senate, American Airlines, CBS, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, Teach for America, BNSF Railway, Sabre and more. Our career services group are experts in helping you translate your skills to many successful career paths. Learn more.