Inherently problem based, Interdisciplinary Studies connects diverse experts and methods to address complex challenges. It invariably contains an integrative element (for example, race, gender, sexuality, class) that brings together and benefits from traditional disciplinary knowledge and tools.
Colleges Welcome Interdisciplinary Programs
Four long-standing and well-established TCU colleges will welcome interdisciplinary programs to their academic programming this fall. The realignment positions TCU to further strengthen academic excellence, scholarship and student support for disciplines central to TCU’s mission to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in a global community.
While the School of Interdisciplinary Studies will not continue as a distinct school, all programs and disciplines will continue to broadly serve students campus-wide from new home colleges.
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
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.Learn More
Women & Gender Studies
TCU’s Department of Women & 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.Learn More
The TCU IdeaFactory is dedicated to supporting the innovative 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.Learn More
Introduction to University Life is a student success seminar for incoming TCU students that helps students cultivate habits of learning and academic achievement.Learn More
African American and Africana Studies
African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) minor is an interdisciplinary program that offers an introduction to the study of African intellectual heritages locally and globally.Learn More
The Latinx Studies (formerly Latina/o Studies) minor program explores the multiple cultures and traditions of the Latinx world in the United States, and their significance and contribution to American life and legacies of resistance.Learn More
If your academic interests extend beyond traditional academic disciplines, the Interdisciplinary Inquiry major can help you achieve your academic and professional goals.Learn More