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2012-14 Texas State Core Curriculum

The core curriculum is a Texas-specific term defined in the Education Code of the Texas Constitution as "the curriculum in liberal arts, humanities, and sciences and political, social, and cultural history that all undergraduate students of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving an academic undergraduate degree."

General education requirements completed at private or out-of-state institutions are not the equivalent of, may not fulfill the requirements of, and may not excuse a student from completing the core curriculum.

Core Curriculum Requirements
2012-2014 UT Tyler Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Area Credit Hours Accepted Courses
Communication 6 ENGL 1301, 1302 (*** University Honors Program students see notes below)
Mathematics 6 MATH 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1333, 1342, 1343, 1350, 1351,2412,2413, 2414 HNRS 2413, HNRS 2414 (University Honors Program only) (* See notes below for special restrictions)
Natural Sciences 8 BIOL 1306/1106, 1307/1107; CHEM 1305/1105, 1307/1107; 1311/1111, 1312/1112; PHYS 1301/1101, 1302/1102; 1410, 2325/2125. 2326/2126 HNRS 2425, HNRS 2426 (University Honors Program only)

(* See notes below for special restrictions)
Humanities ****
World or European Literature 3 ENGL 2322, 2323, 2362, 2363

(*** University Honors Program students see notes below)
Humanities (general)
3 PHIL 1301, 2303 **, 2306; ENGL 2310, 2350; SPCM 1315 (** See notes below for special restrictions) (*** University Honors Program students see notes below)
Visual and Performing Arts 3 MUSI 1306, 2301, 2308; THTR 1301, 1356; ART 1301, 2303, 2304 HNRS 2352 (University Honors Program only)
History 6 HIST 1301, 1302
Political Science 6 POLS 2305 2306
Social and Behavioral Science 3 ANTH 2346; ECON 1301, 2301, 2302; GEOG 1313; HIST 2321, 2322; MCOM 2307; PSYC 1301; SOCI 1301, 1306 HNRS 2351 (University Honors Program only)
Core curriculum requirements in mathematics can be met by taking one of the following pairs of courses:
  1. MATH 2413 Calculus I and MATH 2414 Calculus II (or HNRS 2413 and HNRS 2414 for University Honors Program students)
  2. MATH 2312 Pre-Calculus or MATH 1316 Trigonometry followed by one of MATH 2413 Calculus I, MATH 1325 Mathematics for Business and Economics II, or MATH 1333 Contemporary Math II
  3. MATH 1350 Concepts of Modern Mathematics I and MATH 1351 Concepts of Modern Mathematics II for Interdisciplinary Studies majors
  4. Any Tier I course followed by a Tier II course subject to fulfillment of prerequisites.

Combinations Suggested Per Item 4

Tier I Tier II
MATH 1332: Contemporary Math MATH 1333: Contemporary Math II
MATH 1324: Mathematics for Business MATH 1325: Mathematics for Business and Economics II
MATH 1342: Statistics MATH 1343: Statistics II MATH 1316: Trigonometry MATH 2312: Pre-Calculus MATH 2413: Calculus I
* University Honors Program students may not receive credit for the following course pairings: HNRS 2413 and MATH 2413, HNRS 2414 and MATH 2414, HNRS 2425 and PHYS 2325/PHYS 2125, HNRS 2626 and PHYS 2326/PHYS 2126.

** A student may not receive credit in the Core for both PHIL 2303 and PSYC 1349; PSYC 1349 no longer applies toward the core curriculum for students subject to the 2012-2014 Catalog.

*** University Honors Program students may allocate certain HNRS courses toward the Core Curriculum in either of two areas as follows. Honors Program students should consult with an advisor to determine how to use these multifunctional courses in their Core.

  • HNRS 1351: ENGL 1301 or Humanities - World or European Literature
  • HNRS 1352: ENGL 1302 or Humanities - Humanities

**** Courses listed under the World or European Literature sub-section of the Humanities component may also be applied to the Humanities (general) sub-section of that component. Courses from the Humanites (general) sub-section, however, cannot be applied to the World or European Literature sub-section.

For example, ENGL 2362 and ENGL 2363 taken in combination would fully satisfy the entire Humanities component, while ENGL 2350 and SPCM 1315 taken in combination would satisfy only the Humanities (general) sub-section.

Core Curriculum Transfer and Transient Enrollment

If a student, upon initial transfer or subsequent readmission after one full year or more of non-attendance at UT Tyler, is considered core curriculum complete by another Texas public institution of higher education as noted on the student's official transcript from that institution, they are considered core curriculum complete by UT Tyler.

In both scenarios academic credit will be awarded for all courses the previous institution has specifically listed on the student's official transcript as applying toward that institution's core curriculum, even if those courses do not otherwise meet standard transfer credit requirements. For example, this allows for core curriculum courses with a grade of 'D', which are typically rejected, to be accepted.

Any student concurrently enrolled at more than one institution of higher education must follow the core curriculum of the institution in which they are classified as a degree-seeking student. Accordingly, all degree-seeking students at UT Tyler must meet the core curriculum requirements set forth by UT Tyler to be considered core complete. Students who complete the core curriculum of another institution while enrolled at UT Tyler as a degree-seeking student are, regardless of their status with the other institution, only considered core complete if their coursework satisfies all core curriculum requirements at UT Tyler.

Students wishing to complete coursework toward the core curriculum at another institution while enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UT Tyler must file an Undergraduate Transient Form.