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Student Experience


TCU and the Biology Department offer a wide range of opportunities outside of the classroom to broaden and enhance student experiences.



Research play a key role in the lives of our faculty and students are invited to work alongside faculty in pursuit of new scientific knowledge.  Research offers students the opportunity to take what they have learned in the classroom and put it in to action, all while making connections with their faculty mentor and other students in the laboratory. 

Faculty Research Areas   

Undergraduate Research Q&A    

Graduate Programs



Student Teaching Opportunities

In keeping with the teacher-scholar model, most biology graduate students serve as teaching assistants (TAs) in our undergraduate laboratory courses.  Undergraduate students also have the opportunity to hone their teaching skills and deepen their subject knowledge by serving as TAs or tutors for a wide range of courses.

Undergraduate Tutoring & TAships



Student Organizations

Over 200 TCU student organizations provide students with opportunities to get involved on campus and explore their interests.  Several organizations are available for students interested in science and pre-health, including Women in Science & Engineering, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Honors Society and Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS).

Women in Science & Engineering   

AED Honor Society    


Other TCU Organizations



Academic & Advising Resources

TCU and the Biology Department offer several resources to help student achieve their academic and career goals including peer-tutoring and advising.

For students majoring in Biology that are planning on going to a post-graduate medical degree, please contact the Prehealth Professions Institute ( for advising.   Students can be advised from any pre-health advisor.  Biology students are encourage to be advised from a Biology pre-health professor.  Students can sign up for formal academic advising   

For students majoring in Biology that are not on the pre-health track, please contact Michael Sawey (  or Dr. Dean Williams (  for advising.

 Pre-Health Advising    

Career Resources



Student Support Resources

TCU offers multiple resources to help students succeed no matter the obstacles they face.  Resources are available to help students strengthen their academic skill sets, obtain the resources needed to accommodate disabilities, and care for their mental health.

Center for Academic Services    

Student Access and Accommodations Services    

Counseling & Mental Health Center