Texas General Education Core Curriculum
Degree plans for undergraduate students at Angelo State include three components: a general education core curriculum of prescribed courses, academic major course requirements, and elective courses. These components address exemplary educational objectives designed to ensure our students acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities traditionally regarded as basic to a university education. This includes communication, creative arts, English, general studies, government, history, language, philosophy, and culture, life and physical sciences, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences.
The core curriculum applies to all academic degrees and is common across the State. If you took a core requirement at any public institution in Texas (annotated on your transcript with a core code) and then transfer to Angelo State, ASU will accept the course as fulfilling that portion of your core requirements.
All ASU graduates are expected to gain competency in a major field of study, but the curricular goals that distinguish university education from professional development are those associated with the core curriculum. For predeclared majors, the core also facilitates the exploration of prospective majors. The following is general education core curricula for ASU. For additional information regarding specific academic major requirements, refer to the appropriate section of the University Catalog (e.g., for a major in English, review the Department of English requirements).
You may choose a major which has some more rigorous or more specific requirements than the core. Most science majors, for instance have more intensive math and science requirements. In these cases, the major requirements have priority. For this reason and others, ASU students cannot enroll in courses, core curriculum or otherwise, without first consulting with an academic advisor. Refer to the University Catalog for more information on the core curriculum, degree requirements, and electives.
ART 1301, 1302, 2301, 2302
|English||6||ENG 1301, 1302|
|General Studies||1||GS 1181|
|Government||6||POLS 2301, 2302|
|History||6||HIST 1301, 1302|
|Language, Philosophy and Culture||3||
CUL 2323; ENG 2323, 2324, 2325, 2328, 2329; PHIL 2301, 2311
|Life and Physical Sciences||8||
BIO 1410, 1411, 1481, 1482, 2423, 2424
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Degree Requirements may specify a core course.
- B.B.A. degrees require MATH 1324 as the Mathematics required course.
In addition to Core Curriculum Requirements – degrees require additional courses that extend beyond the limit of the core curriculum as degree requirements.
- B.B.A. degrees require 6 hours of Economics
- B.S. degrees require more than 8 hours of Science
- B.A. degrees require 3 hours of Humanities; Cultural Competence 2323; English 2323, 2324, 2325, 2328, 2329; Philosophy 2301, 2311, 2321; History 2331, 2332; or Honors 2305