Central Texas College

Associate of Arts & Science Degrees

The Texas Common Core

All Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees have a common "core" curriculum. These courses are generally taken during the first two years of a four-year college degree and are often referred to as "the basics." In addition to providing a breadth of knowledge, the core curriculum facilitates the transferability of lower division courses between Central Texas College and universities in Texas. Although the core is guaranteed to transfer to an upper level university, there may be other prerequisite requirements that should be taken during your first two years. If you plan to transfer, check degree plans at your university of choice and discuss your plans with your academic advisor.

Most courses are three semester credit hours. Lab science and math courses are four semester credit hours and most kinesiology courses are one semester credit hour. Course descriptions are available online.

CORE AREA

COURSE OPTIONS

SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS

Communications

Speech

ENGL 1301 and 1302.

SPCH 1315, 1318, 1321.

6

3

Mathematics

MATH 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 1414, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2415.

3

Natural Science

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2421, 2428.

CHEM 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425. GEOL 1403, 1404, 1405. PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1415, 2425, 2426. ENVR 1401. AGRI 1407, 1415, 1419.

8

Humanities

(visual/performing arts)

 

 

(literature, philosophy, and cultural studies)

ARTS 1303, 1304, 1311, 1312, 1316, 1317, 2311, 2313, 2314, 2316, 2317, 2323, 2341, 2342, 2346, 2347, 2356, 2357, 2366. DRAM 1310, 1320, 1321, 1330, 1351, 1352, 2336, 2366, 2367. MUSI 1181, 1183, 1188, 1192, 1301, 1304, 1306, 1307, 1311, 1312, 1390, 2311, 2312.

 

ANTH 2301, 2302, 2346, 2351. ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333. SPCH 2341. HUMA 1315. PHIL 1301, 1304, 1316, 1317, 2303, 2306, 2307.

3

 

 

 

 

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences

U.S. History

Political Science

 

 

HIST 1301, 1302.

GOVT 2305, 2306.

 

 

6

6

(other social/behavioral

science)

HIST 2301, 2311, 2312, 2381. GOVT 2304. PSYC 2301, 2308, 2314, 2315, 2316.

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301. ECON 2301, 2302. GEOG 1300, 1301,1302, 1303.

AGRI 2317.

3

Health, Wellness,

Kinesiology

KINE (Physical Activity Courses)

1

Total Core Requirements

42