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The Texas State Core Curriculum

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The Texas Core Curriculum is required for both in-state and out-of-state residents. Applicants who have/will have a bachelor’s degree before entering the program are exempt from this requirement. 

The Texas Core Curriculum describes the general education requirements required of all students receiving a first bachelor’s degree or higher at a public university in Texas. The Texas Core Curriculum includes:

  • History
  • Government
  • Fine Arts
  • Life Sciences
  • Communication
  • Mathematics

Many of the pharmacy prerequisite courses will also satisfy the requirements.


Completing the Texas Core Curriculum at UT Tyler
The Texas Core Curriculum is recommended to be completed prior to starting the program. Students must be Texas Core Complete prior to being enrolled in their third year of the Pharm.D. program.

UT Tyler will only consider the core curriculum requirements that are documented on an official transcript. Once a student has started the program, they must meet the UT Tyler-specific Texas Core Curriculum.

If incomplete after admission into the Pharm.D. program, students may take up to 12 semester credit hours towards the core curriculum during the first two years of the program. 

These 12 semester credit hours towards the core curriculum are restricted to the following categories:

  • Language, Philosophy, and Culture
  • Creative Arts,
  • American History
  • Government/Political Science.


Texas Core Curriculum Courses

The Texas Core Curriculum includes courses such as history, government, fine arts, the sciences, communication, and mathematics. A list of courses that fulfill the Texas Core Curriculum is provided on the 2014-16 General Education Core Curriculum webpage. 

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