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Texas General Education Core Curriculum Requirements

Degree plans for undergraduate students at Angelo State include three components:

  • A general education core curriculum of prescribed courses
  • Academic major course requirements
  • 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 transferred to Angelo State, ASU will accept the course as fulfilling that portion of your core requirements.  

Majors and Courses

You may choose a major that 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 3 COMM 1315
Creative Arts 3 ART 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304
HONR 2302
MUSI 1306, 1310, 1313,
TH 1310
English 6 ENGL 1301, 1302
General Studies 1 GS 1181
Government 6 POLS 2305, 2306
History 6 HIST 1301, 1302
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3 CUL 2323; ENGL 2307, 2321, 2326, 2329, 2331; PHIL 1301, 2306
Life and Physical Sciences 8 BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2423, 2424
CHEM 1405, 1411
GEOG 1301/1101
GEOL 1403, 1404
PHYS 1303/1103, 1304/1104
PS 1315/1115, 1317/1117
Mathematics 3 CAM 1351
MATH 1314, 1324, 1332, 1342, 2313
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 AGEC 2317
ECON 1300, 2301, 2302
GEOG 2305
PSY 2301, 2315
SOC 1301, 1306

Degree requirements may specify a core course.

Example:

  • 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.
Examples:

  • 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 2307, 2321, 2326, 2329, 2331; Philosophy 1301, 2305, 2306; History 2311, 2312; or Honors 2305.