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Core Curriculum Requirements

The core curriculum is designed to give all graduating students the opportunity to acquire a general knowledge of study areas traditionally regarded as basic to a university education. The curriculum complies with Texas legislation requiring each state-supported institution to establish a “core curriculum.” For specific and additional academic major program requirements, see the appropriate program section of the Catalog. 

Communication 010 (N) - 6 hours
Course Name Texas Common Course Number
ENGL 1301 English Composition ENGL 1301
ENGL 1302 Writing Across the Curriculum ENGL 1302
Mathematics 020 (N) - 3 hours
Course Name Texas Common Course Number
MATH 1314 College Algebra MATH 1314
MATH 1316 Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry MATH 1316
MATH 1324 Finite Mathematics I  MATH 1324
MATH 1332 Introduction to Contemporary Math MATH 1332
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics MATH 1342
MATH 2313 Calculus I  MATH 2313
MATH 2412 Precalculus  MATH 2412

Four-hour math courses (ex. MATH 2412) will have 1-hour applied to the component area option B and 3-hours applied to Mathematics.

Life and Physical Sciences 030 (N) - 6 hours
Course Name Texas Common Course Number
BIOL 1406 Principles of Biology II BIOL 1406
BIOL 1407 Principles of Biology I BIOL 1407
BIOL 1408 Human Biology BIOL 1408
BIOL 1409 Man and the Environment BIOL 1409
BIOL 2423 Human Anatomy  
BIOL 2424 Human Physiology  
CHEM 1405 Elements of Chemistry CHEM 1405
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry CHEM 1411
GEOG 1301 Physical Geography GEOG 1301
GEOL 1401 Earth Science GEOL 1401
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology GEOL 1403
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology GEOL 1404
HSP 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 2401
HSP 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL 2402
PS 1315 Introduction to Physical Science  PHYS 1315
PS 1317 Introduction to Physical Science PHYS 1317
PHYS 1303 Fundamentals of Astronomy PHYS 1303
PHYS 1304 Astronomy of the Solar System PHYS 1304
PHYS 1401 General Physics I PHYS 1401
PHYS 1402 General Physics II PHYS 1402
PHYS 2425 Fundamentals of Physics I PHYS 2425

Four-hour science courses that are a combined lecture and lab (ex. BIOL 1406) will have 1-hour applied to the component area option B and 3-hours applied to Life and Physical Sciences.

Language, Philosophy, and Culture 040 (N) - 3 hours
Course Name Texas Common Course Number
CUL 2323 World Cultures  
ENGL 2321 Introduction to British Literature ENGL 2321
ENGL 2322 British Literature I ENGL 2322
ENGL 2323 British Literature II ENGL 2323
ENGL 2326 Introduction to American Literature  ENGL 2326
ENGL 2329 Introduction to Literary Studies  
ENGL 2331 Introduction to World Literature  ENGL 2331
ENGL 2341 Forms of Literature ENGL 2341
HIST 2311 History of Western Civilization to 1660 HIST 2311
HIST 2312 History of Western Civilization after 1660 HIST 2312
HIST 2322 World Civilizations II  HIST 2322
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 1301
PHIL 2306 Ethics  PHIL 2306
Creative Arts 050 (N) - 3 hours
Course Name Texas Common Course Number
ARTS 1301 Introduction to Art ARTS 1301
ARTS 1302 Primary Art  
ARTS 1303 Art History I ARTS 1303
ARTS 1304 Art History II ARTS 1304
HONR 2302 Great Works in the Arts  
MUSI 1306 Introduction to Music MUSI 1306
MUSI 1310 American Popular Music MUSI 1310
MUSI 1313 Survey of Rock and Roll  
TH 1310 Introduction to Dramatic Art DRAM 1310
American History 060 (N) - 6 hours
Course Name Texas Common Course Number
HIST 1301 History of the US to 1865 HIST 1301
HIST 1302 History of the US, 1865 to Present HIST 1302
Government/Political Science 070 (N) - 6 hours
Course Name Texas Common Course Number
POLS 2305 Federal Government GOVT 2305
POLS 2306 Texas Government GOVT 2306
Social and Behavioral Sciences 080 (N) - 3 hours
Course Name Texas Common Course Number
AGEC 2317 Introductory Agricultural
Economics and Business
AGRI 2317
ECON 1300 Economic Issues  
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2301
ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2302
GEOG 2305 Fundamentals of Geography  
PSY 2301 General Psychology PSYC 2301
PSY 2315 Psychology of Adjustment PSYC 2315
SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology SOCI 1301
SOC 1306 Social Problems SOCI 1306
Component Area Options - Area A 091 - 3 hours
Course Name Texas Common Course Number
COMM 1315 Public Speaking SPCH 1315
Component Area Options - Area B 090 (N) - 3 hours
Course Name Texas Common Course Number
GS 1181 Freshman Seminar  
And two lab sciences:  
BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science
Majors Laboratory I
BIOL 1108
BIOL 1109 Biology for Non-Science
Majors Laboratory II
BIOL 1109
GEOG 1101 Physical Geography Lab  
PS 1115 Introduction to Physical Science Lab PHYS 1115
PS 1117 Introduction to Physical Science Lab PHYS 1117
PHYS 1103 Stellar Astronomy Laboratory PHYS 1103
PHYS 1104 Solar System Astronomy Laboratory PHYS 1104

Four-hour science courses that are a combined lecture and lab (ex. BIOL 1406) will have 1-hour applied to the component area option B and 3-hours applied to Life and Physical Sciences. Four-hour math courses (ex. MATH 2412) will have 1-hour applied to the component area option B and 3-hours applied to Mathematics.