TCU Core Curriculum

TCU's Core Curriculum prepares you for a life and career that no single major can encompass.

Explore interests. Navigate a changing world. Contribute to your community. Prepare for success in your career and life.

 

I get the invaluable opportunity to learn in classes that I might not have taken otherwise, with students from different majors. Living in a bubble does not lead to progress. Being exposed to other people’s opinions and ways of life allows me to grow in my knowledge and range of thinking.

Luke Fravel, Class of 2024, Pre-Business Major

 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Analyze Human Experience, Cultural Expression, Creativity

Develop Math and Science Literacy

Understand Social Responsibility in Diverse, Global Communities

 

Communicate Effectively

 

9 out of 10 employers look for these Core skills when hiring recent college graduates.

 

 

WHAT COURSES DO I TAKE?
Students studying together

One course may fulfill more than one Core requirement or a requirement for your major.

Click here for more details. 

Download a chart to plan your courses.

 

HOW DO I FIND CORE COURSES IN CLASS SEARCH?

Core Curriculum courses are clearly identified in color on the right side of Class Search at classes.tcu.edu.

CAN I GET CREDIT FOR TRANSFER COURSES OR BY EXAM?

Cultural Awareness, Global Awareness, Citizenship and Social Values, and six hours in Writing Emphasis must be taken at TCU. Transfer courses or exams may apply to Historical Traditions, Literary Traditions and Religious Traditions. Click the links below for more information.

TRANSFER COURSE INFORMATION

CREDIT BY EXAM INFORMATION