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Texas State Technical College Academic Core Courses

Students who are enrolled at another college from which they plan to graduate must follow the core requirements of that college. Students who plan to transfer to another college should consult their future college or university catalog in order to select the proper courses for their majors.

All numbers are consistent with the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS).

Communication (6 hours)

  • ENGL 1301 Composition I  
  • ENGL 1302 Composition II

Mathematics (3 hours)

  • MATH 1314 College Algebra
  • MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
  • MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Math for Liberal Arts Majors I)
  • MATH 2312 Precalculus Math

Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

  • BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I 
  • BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II
  • BIOL 1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1309 Biology for Non-Science Majors II
  • BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 2302 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II
  • PHYS 1301 College Physics I
  • PHYS 1302 College Physics II
  • PHYS 1315 Physical Science I
  • PHYS 1317 Physical Science II

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 hours)

  • ENGL 2321-British Literature
  • ENGL 2326-American Literature
  • ENGL 2331-World Literature
  • PHIL 1304-Introduction to World Religions

Creative Arts (3 hours)

  • ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
  • MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

American History (6 hours)

  • HIST 1301 U.S. History I (to 1877)
  • HIST 1302 U.S. History II (since 1877)

Government/Political Science (6 hours)

  • GOVT 2305 Federal Government (Federal constitution & topics) 
  • GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas constitution & topics )

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

  • ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
  • PSYC 2301 General Psychology
  • PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
  • SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology

Component Area Option
     A. Choose 3 hours from the following:

  • BIOL 1106 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory I (1.00 SCH)
  • BIOL 1107 Biology for Science Majors Laboratory II (1.00 SCH)
  • BIOL 1108 Biology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory I (1.00 SCH)
  • BIOL 1109 Biology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory II (1.00 SCH)
  • BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I (1.00 SCH)
  • BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II (1.00 SCH)
  • CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1.00 SCH)
  • CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1.00 SCH)
  • ENGL 2321 British Literature (single-semester course) (3.00 SCH)
  • ENGL 2326 American Literature (single-semester course) (3.00 SCH)
  • ENGL 2331 World Literature (single-semester course) (3.00 SCH)
  • PHYS 1101 College Physics Laboratory I (1.00 SCH)
  • PHYS 1102 College Physics Laboratory II (1.00 SCH)
  • PHYS 1115 Physical Science Laboratory I (1.00 SCH)
  • PHYS 1117 Physical Science Laboratory II (1.00 SCH)
  • PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development (3.00 SCH)
  • SPAN 1311 Beginning Spanish I (1st semester course) (3.00 SCH)
  • SPAN 1312 Beginning Spanish II (2nd semester course) (3.00 SCH)

Component Area Option
     B. Choose 3 hours from the following:

  • SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication
  • SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication
  • SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication
  • SPCH 2333 Discussion & Small Group Communication
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