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AddRan College of Liberal Arts


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  • The annual Jim Wright Symposium honors former House Speaker Jim Wright and brings prominent figures to campus. The most recent symposium featured U.S. House of Representatives member Kay Granger, State Senator Wendy Davis and Former Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren.
  • Other notable speakers are brought to campus 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. Selected essays are published as part of an undergraduate research journal.
  • The college comprises 10 academic departments and Army and Air Force ROTC. Approximately 1,350 students major in the liberal arts. On average, each semester AddRan College generates 29 percent of all undergraduate semester credit hours taught at TCU, which ranks it first among the colleges.
  • AddRan College plans to offer an online master’s degree in Criminal Justice starting in fall 2014.

Points of pride:

The Institute for Urban Living cooperates with the City of Fort Worth and neighborhood organizations to host such civic events as Participate: It’s Your Fort Worth.

The Institute for Critical and Creative Expression (ICCE) and the New Media Writing Studio support and enrich students’ ability to express themselves using leading-edge digital media technologies.