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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 English, government, history, communication, physical activity, lab science, art, music, drama, social science, computer literacy, and math.  

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).

Watch Out! 

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.


Major Requirements
Program Hours Requirements
Communication
(011)
3 hours COMM 2301
Computer Literacy
(090)
3 hours AGEC 1351; ASCI 1351; BCIS 1305; CAM 1351; CS 1301, 1341, 1351, 1361, 1371; ED 2323; MM 2345; MATH 1351; MUS 2353; NUR 2338; TH 2345
English
(010)
6 hours ENG 1301
ENG 1302
Humanities
(040)
3 hours ENG 2323, 2324, 2325, 2328, 2329 or HONR 2305
(Sophomore English Literature)
Political Science
(070)
6 hours POLS 2301
POLS 2302
History
(060)
6 hours HIST 1301
HIST 1302
Mathematics
(020)
3 hours CAM 2305
MATH 1302, 1303, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1333, 1561, 2331, 2332, 2305, 2513
Natural Science
(030)
8 hours

BIO 1410, 1411, 1480, 2401, 2402, 2423, 2424
CHEM 1301/1101, 1302/1102, 1411, 1412, 2353/2153
GEOL 1401, 1402
PHYS 1301/1101, 1302/1102, 1421, 1422, 1441, 2442
PS 1301/1101, 1302/1102, 1403

Social Science
(080)
3 hours AGEC 1331
ECO 2300, 2301, 2302
GEOG 2301, 2305
PSY 1303, 2301
SOC 1303, 2301
Visual & Performing Arts
(050)
3 hours ART 1301, 1302, 1305, 2301, 2302
HONR 2302
MUS 1310, 1341, 1342, 1351, 1361, 1375, 1376
TH 1311, 1351, 1352

Degree Requirements may specify a core course.
Example:

  • BBA degrees require BCIS 1305 as the Computer Literacy required course.

In addition to Core Curriculum Requirements – degrees require additional courses that extend beyond the limit of the core curriculum as degree requirements.
Examples:

  • BBA degrees require 6 hours of Economics
  • BS degrees require more than 8 hours of Science
  • BA degrees require 3 hours of Humanities (Sophomore English Literature) and an additional 3 hours of Humanities {English- (an additional Sophomore Literature); Philosophy 2301, 2311, 2321; History 2331, 2332; German 2372; French 2372; or Honors 2305}