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General Education Core Curriculum 2013-2014

General education core curriculum requi​rements apply to all bachelor’s degrees. Students who have earned an Academic Associate Degree from a Texas Publi​c Institution of Higher Education on or after January 1997 will be considered to have met the general education core curriculum requirements applicable to any future bachelor’s degree.

48 total credit hours: Completing the general education core requires classes selected from each of the following focus areas. Click on any focus area to expand and view its content.

010 - Communication (2 cou​rses - 6 hours required)

English 1301 – Composition I (minimum grade of C)
English 1302 – Composition II (minimum grade of C)

011 - Additional Communication (2 courses - 6 hours required from the same language)

Spanish 1311 – Beginning Spanish I
Spanish 1312 – Beginning Spanish II
1 Spanish 2313 – Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I
1 Spanish 2315 – Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II
Spanish 2311 – Intermediate Spanish I
Spanish 2312 – Intermediate Spanish II
Spanish 2316 – Career Spanish I
Spanish 2317 – Career Spanish II
2 French 1311 – Beginning French I
French 1312 – Beginning French II
French 2311 – Intermediate French I
French 2312 – Intermediate French II
2 German 1311 – Beginning German I
German 1312 – Beginning German II
German 2311 – Intermediate German I
German 2312 – Intermediate German II
Arabic 1311 – Beginning Arabic I
Arabic 1312 – Beginning Arabic II
Chinese 1311 – Beginning Chinese I
Chinese 1312 – Beginning Chinese II
Italian 1311 – Beginning Italian I
Italian 1312 – Beginning Italian II
Japanese 1311 – Beginning Japanese I
Japanese 1312 – Beginning Japanese II
Sign Language 1301 – Beginning American Sign Language I
Sign Language 1302 – Beginning American Sign Language II

1 SPAN 2313 and SPAN 2315 - Required for majors in Spanish (Teaching and Non-Teaching Certification), Spanish Translation and Interpreting, Bilingual Education.
2 FREN 1311 and GERM 1311 - Required for majors in Music (Instrumental, Keyboard, and Vocal, Guitar – Teaching and Instrumental, Keyboard, and Vocal - Non-Teaching Certification).

020 - Mathematics (1 course – 3 hours required; minimum grade of C)

3 Math 1314 – College Algebra
Math 1324 – Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I
Math 1325 – Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II
Math 1332 – Contemporary Mathematics I
4 Math 1342 – Elementary Statistical Methods
Math 1348 – Analytic Geometry
Math 1350 – Fundamentals of Mathematics for Teachers I
Math 1351 – Fundamentals of Mathematics for Teachers II
Math 2305 – Discrete Mathematics
Math 2318 – Linear Algebra
Math 2321 – Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
5 Math 2412 – Pre-Calculus Mathematics
6 Math 2413 – Calculus I

3 MATH 1314 - Required for majors in Business Administration (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Finance, Management, and Marketing), Criminal Justice (Forensic Investigation), Engineering Technology, and Nursing.
4 MATH 1342 - Required for majors in Biology (4th -8th Grade Teaching) and Environmental Sciences (Teaching and Non-Teaching Certification).
5 MATH 2412 - Required for majors in Computer Information Systems Technology.
6 MATH 2413 - Required for majors in Biology (Non-Teaching and 8th – 12th Grade Teaching), Biomedicine, Chemistry (Teaching and Non-Teaching), Computer Science, Computational Science, Engineering Physics (Tracks: Bioengineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical, and Mechanical), Mathematics (Teaching and Non-Teaching Certification).

030 - Natural Science (2 courses, 2 labs – 8 hours required)

Astronomy 1303/1103 – Star and Galaxies with lab
Astronomy 1304/1104 – Solar System with lab
7 Biology 1306/1106 – Biology for Science Majors I with lab
Biology 1307/1107 – Biology for Science Majors II with lab
Biology 1308/1108 – Biology for Non-Science Majors I with lab
Biology 1309/1109 – Biology for Non-Science Majors II with lab
8 Biology 2301/2101 – Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
8 Biology 2302/2102 – Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
Chemistry 1305/1105 – Introductory Chemistry I with lab
Chemistry 1307/1107 – Introductory Chemistry II with lab
7, 9,11 Chemistry 1311/1111 – General Chemistry I with lab
9 Chemistry 1312/1112 – General Chemistry II with lab
Environmental Science 1301/1101 – Environmental Science I with lab
Environmental Science 1302/1102 – Environmental Science II with lab
10 Geology 1301/1101 – Earth Sciences I with lab
10 Geology 1303/1103 – Physical Geology with lab
Geology 1304/1104 – Historical Geology with lab
Geology 1347/1147 – Meteorology with lab
11 Physics 1301/1101 – College Physics I with lab
Physics 1302/1102 – College Physics II with lab
Physics 1305/1105 – Elementary Physics and Acoustics with lab
Physics 1310/1110 – Elementary Physics through Video Games with lab
Physics 1315/1115 – 21st Century Energy Issues: Physical Science I with lab
12 Physics 2325/2125 – University Physics I with lab
12 Physics 2326/2126 – University Physics II with lab

7 BIOL 1306/1106 and CHEM 1311/111 – Required for majors in Criminal Justice (Forensic Investigation)
8 BIOL 2301/2101 and BIOL 2302/2102 – Required for majors in Health and Human Performance (Teaching and Non-Teaching), Health and Human Performance –Exercise Science, Health Services Technology, and Nursing
9 CHEM 1311/111 and CHEM 1312/1112 – Required for majors in Biology (Teaching and Non-Teaching), Biomedicine, Chemistry (Teaching and Non-Teaching) 10 GEOL1301/1101 and GEOL 1303/1103 – Required for majors in History/Social Studies 8th -12th Grade Teaching
11 CHEM 1311/111 and PHYS 1301/1101 – Required for majors in Engineering Technology, Environmental Sciences (Teaching and Non-Teaching)
12 PHYS 2325/2125 and PHYS 2326/2126 – Required for majors in Computer Science, Computational Science, Engineering Physics (all tracks)

040 - Humanities (1 course – 3 hours required)

English 2341 – Forms of Literature

050 - Visual and Performing Arts (1 course – 3 hours required)

Arts 1301 – Art Appreciation
13 Arts 1303 – Art History Survey I
14 Music 1304 – Teaching Music in the Elementary School
Music 1306 – Music Appreciation
15 Music 1308 – Music Literature and History I

13 ARTS 1303 – Required for majors in Art (Teaching and Non-Teaching)
14 MUSI 1304 – Required for majors in EC – 6th Education (Bilingual, E.S.L., and Special Education)
15 MUSI 1308 – Required for majors in Music (Teaching and Non-Teaching)

060 - History (2 courses – 6 hours required)

History 1301 – United States to 1877
History 1302 – United States since 1877

070 - Government (2 courses – 6 hours required)

Government 2301 – American and Texas Government
Government 2302 – American Government and Policy

080 - Social and Behavioral Sciences (1 course – 3 hours required)

Anthropology 2351 – Cultural Anthropology
Business 1301 – Business Principles
16 Economics 2301 – Principles of Macroeconomics
17 Geography 1303 – World Regional Geography
18 Psychology 2301 – General Psychology
19 Sociology 1301 – Introductory Sociology

16 ECON 2301 – Required for majors in Business Administration (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Finance, Management, and Marketing)
17 GEOG 1303 – Required for majors in Environmental Sciences (Teaching and Non-Teaching), History/Social Studies 8th -12th Grade Teaching
18 PSYC 2301 – Required for majors in History 8th -12th Grade Teaching and Health Services Technology
19 SOCI 1301 – Required for majors in Criminal Justice (all tracks), Health Services Technology, and Law and Justice Studies

090 - Institutionally Designated Option (2 courses – 4 hours required)

Kinesiology 1164 - Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sport or any one-hour activity course
Kinesiology 1100 – Advanced Life Saving Kinesiology 1118 – Pington
Kinesiology 1101 – Aerobic Dance and Exercise Kinesiology 1119 – Racquetball
Kinesiology 1102 – Angling and Baitcasting Kinesiology 1120 – Sailing
Kinesiology 1103 – Archery Kinesiology 1121 – Self-Defense
Kinesiology 1104 – Badminton Kinesiology 1122 – Soccer
Kinesiology 1105 – Ballet I Kinesiology 1123 – Softball
Kinesiology 1106 – Ballet II Kinesiology 1124 – Swimming
Kinesiology 1107 – Basketball Kinesiology 1125 – Table Tennis
Kinesiology 1109 – Bowling Kinesiology 1126 – Tap Dance
Kinesiology 1110 – Flag Football Kinesiology 1127 – Tennis I
Kinesiology 1111 – Folk and Square Dance Kinesiology 1128 – Tennis II
Kinesiology 1112 – Folklorico Kinesiology 1129 – Volleyball
Kinesiology 1113 – Golf Kinesiology 1130 – Weight Training
Kinesiology 1114 – Gymnastics Kinesiology 1131 – Wrestling
Kinesiology 1115 – Jazz and Modern Dance Kinesiology 1132 – Surfing
Kinesiology 1116 – Jogging Kinesiology 1134 – Physical Conditioning
Kinesiology 1117 – Paddle Tennis
Kinesiology 1118 – Pington
Kinesiology 1119 – Racquetball
Kinesiology 1120 – Sailing
Kinesiology 1121 – Self-Defense
Kinesiology 1122 – Soccer
Kinesiology 1123 – Softball
Kinesiology 1124 – Swimming
Kinesiology 1125 – Table Tennis
Kinesiology 1126 – Tap Dance
Kinesiology 1127 – Tennis I
Kinesiology 1128 – Tennis II
Kinesiology 1129 – Volleyball
Kinesiology 1130 – Weight Training
Kinesiology 1131 – Wrestling
Kinesiology 1132 – Surfing
Kinesiology 1134 – Physical Conditioning

And one of these:
20 Speech 1315 – Applied Communication
Speech 1318 – Interpersonal Communication

20 SPCH 1315 – Required for majors in Computational Science and Computer Science.


48 Total Credit Hours​​

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