Connecting experts, ideas and communities.

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

The world’s most pressing problems – from climate change to global inequality – are too complex to be solved using the tools from any one area of expertise.

TCU’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies tackles such challenges through integrating multiple perspectives and methods. We build bridges that connect experts, ideas, and communities and foster lateral collaboration to draw upon the expertise and innovations of multiple disciplines.

Students engaged in interdisciplinary studies learn best practices for collaboration, develop creativity, flexibility, and empathy, as they refine their ability and desire to see things from another’s point of view. Studies show that interdisciplinary studies, as a model of the liberal arts in action, is highly effective academic preparation for the twentieth-first century workplace.

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

In addition to examining the experiences of marginalized communities in the U.S. and beyond, students explore race and ethnicity as active social, political, historical and cultural processes and use race and ethnicity as categories of analysis across time and space.

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Women and Gender Studies

TCU’s Department of Women and Gender Studies puts women, gender, and sexuality at the center of academic investigation. Our programs promote inquiry into the intersections of gender with other identity categories; the workings of power in society; and the means of advancing social justice and equality.

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Intensive English Program

The aim of the IEP at TCU is to help students advance rapidly toward their academic, professional or personal English language goals. Advanced-level IEP students may enroll in TCU courses for degree credit while in the noncredit, certificate program.

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Ranch Management

The TCU Ranch Management Program prepares professionals to manage a broad range of global resources on an ecologically and economically sound basis while conserving and improving resources.

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IdeaFactory

The TCU IdeaFactory is dedicated to supporting the innovation spirit of TCU students, staff and faculty by providing an environment and resources where an idea can be advanced to a prototype, and potentially, beyond.

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Integrative Learning Initiatives

We create initiatives that help students reflect on their learning experiences and integrate ideas, insights, and experiences across the curriculum and co-curriculum.

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