The Department of Psychology at TCU utilizes the teacher-scholar model to understand and study the behavior, and biological underpinnings of behavior, in both humans and non-human animals. Teaching is central to our department’s mission; we hire faculty who are passionate about teaching and highly trained in their area of teaching specialty. We offer majors in Psychology (BA, BS), Neuroscience (BS), and Child Development (BA, BS), along with our graduate (PhD) program.
Research plays a major role in the professional life of our tenure-track faculty. Our research programs support our teaching mission and allow us to engage even undergraduate students to the process of science, when they help conduct research in our labs. Faculty have access to a variety of research lab-related equipment, and considerable collegiality/sharing of equipment and expertise.
Our department’s curriculum and all faculty-related policies have been developed with consultation of the full faculty. We work together as a team, with the utmost respect and appreciation for all types and ways of contributing to our students and their success. Collegiality and teamwork are a hallmark of our department.
See https://cse.tcu.edu/psychology/index.php for more information about the department.
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU School of Medicine in Fort Worth. Currently, TCU enrolls 10,222 undergraduates and 1,716 graduate students. Moreover, TCU boasts a thriving academic and sports culture, a beautiful campus, and is ranked #1 in Princeton’s Review report for “Happiest Students,” among an impressive number of other Princeton Review top-10 and top-20 rankings for 2024. Thirty-one percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU was selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®. At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For two consecutive years, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. For a recent faculty explanation of the "C" in Texas Christian University, we invite you to read an essay by Drs. Darren J. N. Middleton and Elizabeth H. Flowers: https://tcuadmission.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/faculty-feature-the-c-in-tcu/