Quick Facts

AddRan College of Liberal Arts

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  • Previous Jim Wright Symposia have brought many prominent figures to campus, including U.S. House of Representatives member Kay Granger, former State Senator Wendy Davis, former Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp.
  • Other notable speakers come to TCU through the Moore Symposium, Daryl D. Schmidt Lectureship on Religion in Public Life, the Robert D. Alexander Lectureship in the Liberal Arts and the Boller Symposium on the American Presidency.
  • AddRan College offers numerous opportunities for study abroad and civic engagement, Model UN, moot court, and internships with Fort Worth businesses and governmental organizations.
  • The annual AddRan Festival of Undergraduate Scholarship and Creativity showcases the research and creative projects of students.
  • The college comprises 10 academic departments and Army and Air Force ROTC. Approximately 1,245 students major in the liberal arts. The college generates about 30 percent of all undergraduate semester credit hours taught at TCU.
  • AddRan College offers a new online master’s degree in criminal justice.
  • The Institute for Critical and Creative Expression and the New Media Writing Studio support and enrich students’ ability to express themselves using leading-edge digital media technologies.
  • The Center for Urban Studies cooperates with the City of Fort Worth and various neighborhood organizations to help improve our city.
  • The Center for Texas Studies celebrates all that makes Texas distinctive.
  • Back-to-Class, a biannual event sponsored by the AddRan College, features outstanding faculty delivering mini-lectures on timely and important topics in the humanities and social sciences.

Point of pride:

The 2015 Jim Wright Symposium focused on the 75th anniversary of Sam Rayburn’s becoming Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and offered a special opportunity to honor Speaker Wright only months before he passed away on May 6.