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General Studies

TCU’s AddRan College of Liberal Arts offers a Bachelor of General Studies.

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A general studies degree provides a path to graduation without completion of the requirements of a specific major or minor.

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Programs Offered


Special Admission Requirements


Students must complete an application and have a degree plan approved by the director of general studies.

What Sets Us Apart


The teacher-scholar philosophy at TCU means professors actively immerse themselves in research--often with involvement of both undergraduate and graduate students. When your teachers are involved scholars themselves, everyone benefits.

You'll be given the opportunities to learn alongside your professors on field studies all over the United States.

At TCU there’s a shared willingness by faculty to collaborate across disciplines in teaching and research. Our goal is for students to build on their new knowledge, making valuable connections between concepts and ideas from different areas of study. This motivates our students to be more creative in their lifelong learning, and enhances the critical thinking skills needed for problem solving in today’s world.

International awareness and cross-cultural understanding are critical to our mission to educate to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. Our faculty members are committed to empowering students to broaden their perspectives while addressing the world’s problems. TCU’s international programs inspire, enlighten and prepare Horned Frogs to make positive change for the greater good.

Career Prospects


Like all of our programs centered around a liberal arts core curriculum, the general studies degree is based on a tradition of academic inquiry, opening up the door to a variety of careers.

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