Quick Facts

AddRan College of Liberal Arts

President Bush with ROTC studentsExperience.

  • AddRan College is one of the largest and most broadly based academic units at TCU, comprising 11 departments, plus Army and Air Force ROTC programs. Criminal justice, history, political science, philosophy and economics are just a few disciplines within AddRan, and the college generates about 30 percent of all undergraduate semester credit hours taught at TCU. 

  • The Institute for Critical and Creative Expression, New Media Writing Studio and Debate Chamber collectively provide a forum and support for students to express diverse thoughts and beliefs using leading-edge digital media. 

  • The Center for Urban Studies promotes research about critical urban and metropolitan issues, while partnering with community organizations currently addressing those issues within the city of Fort Worth. 

  • AddRan hosts a wide variety of educational events, such as the Jim Wright Symposium and Robert D. Alexander Lectureship in the Liberal Arts, that bring prominent professionals to campus to discuss issues impacting our community and the world. Past topics include human trafficking, Big Data and the exchange of information, and the world’s growing refugee population. Notable speakers have included U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and former Secretary of the Army Pete Geren. 

Point of Pride

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.