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.
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.
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).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 https://tcu.brightspace.com/d2l/le/content/94522/viewContent/1963030/View.
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.