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College of Science & Engineering


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  • More than 40 percent of the undergraduate majors in the college are engaged in research, the majority of which involves projects in which students work directly with faculty. Students have the opportunity to write short proposals in order to receive up to $1,400 in research funding from the dean's office.
  • More than 300 students presented their research findings at the college’s annual Michael and Sally McCracken Student Research Symposium.
  • All engineering and computer science seniors participate in departmental senior design projects, which are yearlong capstone experiences in which students are funded from industry sources and are charged with completing specific engineering or computer science projects.
  • The college houses the national office of the pre-health professions honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta.
  • The Institute of Child Development, which is developing exciting new techniques to treat vulnerable children, is growing into the best institute of its kind. A recent $20 million commitment from The Rees-Jones Foundation will ensure its continued success.
  • The Department of Psychology and the Institute of Behavioral Research developed TCU Mapping Enhanced Counseling, an internationally recognized innovation for drug addiction treatment.
  • College of Science & Engineering faculty have been awarded millions of research dollars for investigating child development, sustainability, wind energy, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, mercury contamination, the psychology of obesity and other projects.
  • The Monnig Meteorite Gallery, which houses one of the finest university-based meteorite collections in the world, features a prized piece of Mars.
  • The TCU IdeaFactory, one of several new entrepreneurial activities in the college, allows students to develop and commercialize innovative educational curricula.
  • The School of Geology, Energy & the Environment, together with the Neeley School of Business, provides programs in the fields of geology, engineering, energy and professional land management.

Point of pride:

The Pre-Health Professions Program was elevated in status to the Pre-Health Professions Institute in 2013, the program’s 100th anniversary. Participants have garnered an 80 percent acceptance rate to medical school — twice the state and national average — over several decades.