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

Minimum Semester
Credit Hours

Communications (010) Required

ENGL 1301

3

Communications (010)

SPCH 1315, SPCH 1318, SPCH 1321

3

Mathematics (020)

MATH 1332, MATH 1342, MATH 1414

3-4

Life and Physical Sciences (030)

AGRI 1407, AGRI 1415, AGRI 1419

BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407*, BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402*, BIOL 2420, BIOL 2421*, BIOL 2428

CHEM 1406, CHEM 1407*, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412*

ENVR 1401

GEOL 1403, GEOL 1404

PHYS 1401*, PHYS 1402*, PHYS 1403, PHYS 1404, PHYS 1415, PHYS 2425*, PHYS 2426*

8

Language, Philosophy & Culture (040)

ANTH 2351

MUSI 1306, MUSI 1307

ENGL 2322*, ENGL 2327*, ENGL 2328*, ENGL 2332*

SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412*

FREN 1411, FREN 1412*

GERM 1411, GERM 1412*

RUSS 1411, RUSS 1412*

PHIL 1301, PHIL 1304, PHIL 1316, PHIL 1317, PHIL 2306, PHIL 2307

3-4

Creative Arts (050)

ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304

DRAM 1310, DRAM 2366, DRAM 2367

HUMA 1315

3

American History (060) Required

HIST 1301, HIST 1302

6

Government/Political Science (070) Required

GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

AGRI 2317

ECON 2301, ECON 2302

GEOG 1301, GEOG 1302, GEOG 1303

HIST 2301, HIST 2311, HIST 2312, HIST 2381

PSYC 2301, PSYC 2308, PSYC 2314, PSYC 2315, PSYC 2316

SOCI 1301, SOCI 1306, SOCI 2301

3

Component Area Option (090)

AGRI 1407, AGRI 1415, AGRI 1419, AGRI 2317

ANTH 2351

ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304

BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407*, BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402*, BIOL 2420, BIOL 2421*, BIOL 2428

CHEM 1406, CHEM 1407*, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412* 

COSC 1301

DRAM 1310, DRAM 2366, DRAM 2367

ECON 2301, ECON 2302

ENGL 1302, ENGL 2322*, ENGL 2327*, ENGL 2328*, ENGL 2332*

ENVR 1401

FREN 1411, FREN 1412*

GEOG 1301, GEOG 1302, GEOG 1303

GEOL 1403, GEOL 1404 

GERM 1411, GERM 1412*

HIST 2301, HIST 2311, HIST 2312, HIST 2381

HUMA 1315

MATH 1332, MATH 1342, MATH 1414

MUSI 1306, MUSI 1307

KINE Physical Activity Courses

PHIL 1301, PHIL 1304, PHIL 1316, PHIL 1317, PHIL 2306, PHIL 2307

PHYS 1401*, PHYS 1402*, PHYS 1403, PHYS 1404, PHYS 1415

PSYC 2301, PSYC 2308, PSYC 2314, PSYC 2315, PSYC 2316

RUSS 1411, RUSS 1412*

SOCI 1301, SOCI 1306, SOCI 2301

SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412*

SPCH 1315, SPCH 1318, SPCH 1321

3-4

Total Core Requirements

42

* prerequisite course required