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Texas State Core Curriculum 2014

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

2014-2016 UT Tyler Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Area Credit
Hours
Accepted Courses
American History 6 HIST 1301, 1302
Communication 6 ENGL 1301, 1302, 1303
HNRS 1352
SPCM 1315
Creative Arts 3 ART 1301, 1306, 2303, 2304
HNRS 2352
MUSI 1301, 1306, 2301, 2308
THTR 1301, 1356
Government/Political Science 6 POLS 2305, 2306
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3 ENGL 2310, 2322, 2323, 2350, 2362, 2363
HNRS 1351
PHIL 1301, 2303, 2306
Life and Physical Sciences 6 BIOL 1301, 1302, 1306, 1307, 1320, 1330
CHEM 1305, 1311, 1312, 1320, 1321, 1330, 1340, 1350
PHYS 1301, 1302, 1303, 2325, 2326
Mathematics 3 HNRS 2413, 2414
MATH 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1333, 1342, 1343, 1350, 2312, 2413, 2414
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 ANTH 2346
ECON 1301, 2301, 2302
GEOG 1313
HIST 2321, 2322
PSYC 1301
SOCI 1301
Component Area Option
Human Expression
3 ENGL 1301, 1302, 1303
HNRS 2351
MCOM 2307
SPCM 1311
Component Area Option
STEM
3 BIOL 1301, 1302, 1306, 1106, 1307, 1107, 1320, 1330, 1340, 1350, 1360, 2320, 2120
CHEM 1305, 1105, 1311, 1111, 1312, 1112, 1320, 1321, 1330, 1340, 1350
HNRS 2413, 2414
MATH 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1333, 1342, 1343, 1350, 1351, 2113, 2114, 2312, 2413, 2414
PHYS 1301, 1101, 1302, 1102, 1303, 2325, 2125, 2326, 2126
Total Hours 42  
  1. In order to have a wide foundational basis, students may take no more than 12 hours of Core Courses in one subject area as determined by prefix, with the exception oh HNRS courses.
  2. Students who take HNRS 2413, 2414 or MATH 2413, 2414 to fulfill the 3 hour Mathematics Component area may use the additional one hour to count toward one hour of STEM.
  3. Students required to take co-requisite one credit hour science lab courses for degree requirements must count those lab hours in the degree and not toward core completion requirements if the cumulative credit hours exceed the maximum core curriculum requirement of 42 semester credit hours.

 

Course Pairing Restrictions:

Students may only receive academic credit for, and apply  toward Core Curriculum requirements, one course from each pairing or grouping listed below:

  • CHEM 1305/CHEM 1105 and CHEM 1311/CHEM 1111
  • ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1303
  • HNRS 2413 and MATH 2413
  • HNRS 2414 and MATH 2414
  • HNRS 2425 and PHYS 2325/PHYS 2125
  • HNRS 2626 and PHYS 2326/PHYS 2126
  • MATH 1314, MATH 1324, and MATH 1332
  • MATH 1316 and MATH 2312
  • PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101 and PHYS 2325/PHYS 2125

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.

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