Biology is one of the most prominent and competitive undergraduate majors at TCU. The Department of Biology has also offered MA and MS degrees for many years, however the department recently added a doctorate degree option to its graduate programming.
A distinguishing feature of the College of Science & Engineering at TCU is the opportunity for all interested students to engage in a substantive research experience during their undergraduate education. Dean Phil Hartman indicated that most of the funds used for student research are discretionary rather than from the operating budget.
Non-traditional student Steve Culver discovered his passion for mechanical engineering in college, but it wasn’t until the summer after his first year at TCU that he decided what he truly wanted to do with his degree.
Seniors Courtney Franz, neuroscience major, and Megan Whittington, biology major, are coordinators of the Pre-Health Ambassador Program. The new program is geared toward prospective students that are interested in the pre-health track at TCU.
A partial solar eclipse was visible between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Fort Worth on Aug. 21. The College of Science & Engineering, the Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education (College of Education) and Student Affairs joined together to throw a viewing party in the Campus Commons.