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Science & Engineering Profile

Where open doors open minds

TCU’s College of Science & Engineering stands ready to help students meet the challenges presented by the increasingly complex and connected world of the science future. Its challenging curriculum, combined with TCU’s tradition of liberal arts learning, forges well-rounded students who can effectively communicate the impact of their work and explain the science behind it. Whether you are interested in learning about the environmental impact of our society, the non-linear dynamics of the human mind, or the evolutionary history of a distant galaxy, the College has a program for you.

Accessible faculty
Advising and mentoring students is a critical part of the College’s mission. Its faculty-scholars are dedicated to inspiring individuals to discover and apply science and technology for a better future. Faculty members have an open-door policy to students, fostering a collaborative learning environment and providing the necessary support for students to achieve their goals. Small class sizes provide space to ask the big questions and seek big solutions—all while getting to know classmates and professors on a deeper level.

Meaningful research
Students don’t sit on the sidelines in the College of Science & Engineering. More than 40% of undergraduate majors are engaged in research, the majority of which involves students working directly with faculty. The College also believes in the importance of meaningful research—faculty and students are purposeful in choosing impactful topics that aim to make the world a better place. Professors in the College of Science & Engineering have been awarded millions of research dollars for investigating child development, galaxy mapping, sustainability, wind energy, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, mercury contamination, the psychology of obesity, and other meaningful projects.

The place for high achievers
If you’re a hard worker with boundless intellectual curiosity, you’ll find your home in the College of Science & Engineering. Its students are among the most accomplished at TCU, with some of the highest entering SAT scores and strong campus involvement. Students in the TCU Pre-health Professions Institute have garnered an acceptance rate to medical school at twice the state and national average over several decades. The institute is “…generally regarded as the best [pre-med program] in Texas,” according to the Austin American-Statesman. Fort Worth’s new medical school, a partnership between TCU and UNT Health Science Center, promises to dedicate one-third of each incoming class to TCU Pre-health graduates.




Areas of Study
• Applied Geoscience
• Astronomy
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Child Development
• Computer Information Technology
• Computer Science
• Data Science*
• Energy Technology & Management*
• Engineering
- Electrical (emphasis only)
- Mechanical (emphasis only)

• Environmental Science
• Geology
• Health Care Ethics*
• Mathematics
- Actuarial Science (concentration only)
• Neuroscience
• Nutritional Sciences
- Coordinated Program in Dietetics
- Didactic Program in Dietetics
- Food Management
- Nutrition

• Physics
- Biomedical Physics (concentration only)
• Psychology
• Psychology of Leadership*
• Sustainability

* Available as a minor only