Core Curriculum

The state of Texas defines a core curriculum as a "curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, political, social, and cultural history, that all graduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving a baccalaureate degree."

TVCC’s Core Curriculum

TVCC’s core curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours that will transfer as a core block to any state college or university. After completing the core curriculum, TVCC students need only 18 additional semester credit hours to receive the Associate of Arts degree, Liberal Arts major (AA), or the Associate of Arts degree, Teaching major (AAT).

Communication (010)

ENGL-1301
ENGL-1302
Composition I
and Composition II
6

Mathematics (020)

Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
Contemporary Mathematics (quantitative reasoning)
Elementary Statistical Methods
Pre-Calculus Math
Calculus I

Life & Physical Sciences (030)

Select two courses from the following:6
Biology for Science Majors I
Biology for Science Majors II
Biology for Non-Science Majors I
Biology for Non-Science-Majors II
General Botany
General Zoology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
Microbiology for Science Majors
Anatomy and Physiology (single-Semester course)
Introductory Chemistry I
Introductory Chemistry I for Allied Health
Introductory Chemistry II
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
College Physics I
College Physics II
Physical Science I
Physical Science II
University Physics I
University Physics II
The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement:
BIOL-1406
BIOL-1407
Biology for Science Majors I
and Biology for Science Majors II
6
BIOL-1408
BIOL-1409
Biology for Non-Science Majors I
and Biology for Non-Science-Majors II
6
BIOL-1411
BIOL-1413
General Botany
and General Zoology
6
BIOL-1406Biology for Science Majors I (with any CHEM or PHYS)6
BIOL-1407Biology for Science Majors II (with any CHEM or PHYS)6
BIOL-1408Biology for Non-Science Majors I (with any CHEM or PHYS)6
BIOL-1409Biology for Non-Science-Majors II (with any CHEM or PHYS)6
BIOL-1411General Botany (with any CHEM or PHYS)6
BIOL-1413General Zoology (with any CHEM or PHYS)6
CHEM-1405
CHEM-1407
Introductory Chemistry I
and Introductory Chemistry II
6
CHEM-1406
CHEM-1407
Introductory Chemistry I for Allied Health
and Introductory Chemistry II
6
CHEM-1405Introductory Chemistry I (with any BIOL or PHYS)6
CHEM-1406Introductory Chemistry I for Allied Health (with any BIOL or PHYS)6
CHEM-1407Introductory Chemistry II (with any BIOL or PHYS)6

Language, Philosophy, And Culture (040)

Select one of the following:3
British Literature I
British Literature Ii
American Literature I
American Literature Ii
World Literature I
World Literature II
Introduction to Humanities I
Introduction to Ethics
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II

Creative Arts (050)

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
Art History I (prehistoric to the 14th Century
Art History II (14th Century to the Present)
Theater Appreciation
Film Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Music Literature
American Music

History (060)

Select two of the following:6
United States History I
United States History II
Texas History

Government (070)

GOVT-2305
GOVT-2306
Federal Government (Fed Constitution & Topics)
and Texas Government (Texas Constitution & Topics)
6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

Select one of the following:3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
General Psychology
Lifespan Growth and Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Marriage and the Family

Component Area Requirement CAO (090)

Select two courses of the following:6
Business Computer Applications
Biology for Science Majors I
Biology for Science Majors II
General Botany
General Zoology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
Microbiology for Science Majors
Anatomy and Physiology (single-Semester course)
Introductory Chemistry I
Introductory Chemistry I for Allied Health
Introductory Chemistry II
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Learning Framework
Technical & Business Writing (single semester Course)
College Algebra
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
Contemporary Mathematics (quantitative reasoning)
Elementary Statistical Methods
Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I)
Mathematics for Teachers II (Fundamentals of Mathematics II)
Pre-Calculus Math
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
College Physics I
College Physics II
Physical Science I
Physical Science II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Public Speaking
Business and Professional Communication

Suggested Pathway Electives

Suggested pathway electives to complete 60 semester hours (2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)18