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Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum for Transfer Students

The General Education Core Curriculum serves as the common foundation for all majors. Provided as a reference for students planning to transfer to Texas State University, below is a partial list of courses and course choices that fulfill the General Education Core Curriculum with equivalent Texas Common Course Numbers (TCCN). Keep in mind that direct junior college and university equivalencies may differ from Texas Common Core Numbers (TCCN) and additional courses not listed may fulfill core curriculum requirements. Individual degree programs may also have additional specific course requirements, as outlined on their Transfer Planning Guides.

Updates to the core are made periodically and a complete list of Texas State's Core Curriculum can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

For a printable PDF version of this core curriculum planning guide, click the link below.

Communication 6 hours (010)

Class Name Texas State TCCN
Class Name
College Writing I
Texas State
ENG 1310
TCCN
ENGL 1301
Class Name
College Writing II
Texas State
ENG 1320
TCCN
ENGL 1302

Mathematics 3 hours (020)

Select one from the following:

Class Name Texas State TCCN
Class Name
College Statistics and Algebra
Texas State
MATH 1312
TCCN
MATH 1342
Class Name
College Algebra
Texas State
MATH 1315
TCCN
MATH 1314
Class Name
Survey of Contemporary Math
Texas State
MATH 1316
TCCN
MATH 1332
Class Name
Plane Trigonometry
Texas State
MATH 1317
TCCN
MATH 1316
Class Name
Math for Business and Economics I
Texas State
MATH 1319
TCCN
MATH 1324
Class Name
Math for Business and Economics II
Texas State
MATH 1329
TCCN
MATH 1325
Class Name
Calculus for Life Sciences I MATH
Texas State
MATH 2321
TCCN
MATH 2313
Class Name
Pre-Calculus Math
Texas State
MATH 2417
TCCN
MATH 2412
Class Name
Calculus I
Texas State
MATH 2471
TCCN
MATH 2413

Life and Physical Sciences 6 hours (030)

Select two from the following:

Class Name Texas State TCCN
Class Name
Biological Anthropology Laboratory
Texas State
ANTH 2101
TCCN
ANTH 2101
Class Name
Biological Anthropology
Texas State
ANTH 2301
TCCN
ANTH 2301
Class Name
Modern Biology I, Molecules, Cells and Physiology
Texas State
BIO 1320
TCCN
BIOL 1308
Class Name
Ecology, Evolution and Society
Texas State
BIO 1321
TCCN
BIO 1309
Class Name
Functional Biology
Texas State
BIO 1330
TCCN
BIOL 1306
Class Name
Organismal Biology
Texas State
BIO 1331
TCCN
BIOL 1307
Class Name
Introductory Chemistry for non-science majors
Texas State
CHEM 13101
TCCN
CHEM 1305
Class Name
Chemistry for non-science majors
Texas State
CHEM 1330
TCCN
CHEM 1307
Class Name
Engineering Chemistry
Texas State
CHEM 1335
TCCN
CHEM 1311
Class Name
General Chemistry I
Texas State
CHEM 13411
TCCN
CHEM 1311
Class Name
General Chemistry II
Texas State
CHEM 1342
TCCN
CHEM 1312
Class Name
Meteorology
Texas State
GEO 1305
TCCN
GEOL 1347
Class Name
Physical Geology
Texas State
GEOL 1410
TCCN
GEOL 1403
Class Name
Historical Geology
Texas State
GEOL 1420
TCCN
GEOL 1404
Class Name
Elementary Physics
Texas State
PHYS 1310
TCCN
PHYS 1305
Class Name
General Physics I
Texas State
PHYS 13152
TCCN
PHYS 1301
Class Name
Elementary Physics
Texas State
PHYS 1320
TCCN
PHYS 1307
Class Name
General Physics II
Texas State
PHYS 1325
TCCN
PHYS 1302
Class Name
Astronomy: Solar System
Texas State
PHYS 1340
TCCN
PHYS 1312
Class Name
Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies
Texas State
PHYS 1350
TCCN
PHYS 1311
Class Name
Mechanics
Texas State
PHYS 14302
TCCN
PHYS 2425
Class Name
Electricity and Magnetism
Texas State
PHYS 2425
TCCN
PHYS 2426

1 Students will not receive general education core curriculum credit for both CHEM 1310 and CHEM 1341.
2 Students will not receive general education core curriculum credit for both PHYS 1315 and PHYS 1430.

Language, Philosophy and Culture 3 hours (040)

Select one from the following:

Class Name Texas State TCCN
Class Name
Philosophy and Critical Thinking
Texas State
PHIL 1305
TCCN
PHIL 1301
Class Name
Ethics and Society
Texas State
PHIL 1320
TCCN
PHIL 2306

Creative Arts 3 hours (050)

If you take a Visual and Performing Arts course prior to transferring to Texas State, it is recommended you choose an 050 core coded course.

Class Name Texas State TCCN
Class Name
Introduction to Fine Arts
Texas State
ART, DAN, MU or TH 2313
TCCN
HUMA 1315

American History 6 hours (060)

Class Name Texas State TCCN
Class Name
History of the U.S. to 1877
Texas State
HIST 1310
TCCN
HIST 1301
Class Name
History of the U.S., 1877 to Date
Texas State
HIST 1320
TCCN
HIST 1302
Class Name
Mexican American History to 1865
Texas State
HIST 2327
TCCN
HIST 2327
Class Name
Mexican American History from 1865
Texas State
HIST 2328
TCCN
HIST 2328
Class Name
African American History to 1877
Texas State
HIST 2381
TCCN
HIST 2381

Government/Political Science 6 hours (070)

Class Name Texas State TCCN
Class Name
Principles of American Government
Texas State
POSI 2310
TCCN
GOVT 2306
Class Name
Functions of American Government
Texas State
POSI 2320
TCCN
GOVT 2305

Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 hours (080)

Select one from the following:

Class Name Texas State TCCN
Class Name
Cultural Anthropology
Texas State
ANTH 1312
TCCN
ANTH 2351
Class Name
Principles of Economics
Texas State
ECO 2301
TCCN
ECON 1301
Class Name
Principles of Microeconomics
Texas State
ECO 2314
TCCN
ECON 2302
Class Name
World Geography
Texas State
GEO 1310
TCCN
GEOG 1303
Class Name
Introduction to Psychology
Texas State
PSY 1300
TCCN
PSYC 2301
Class Name
Introduction to Sociology
Texas State
SOCI 1310
TCCN
SOCI 1301

Texas State Components 6 hours (090, 091, 092, 093 and 094)

Choose 1 course from two of the following component area options:

Class Name Texas State TCCN
Class Name
Component Area Option Code 090 and 091:
Texas State
 
TCCN
 
Class Name
Fundamentals of Human Communication
Texas State
COMM 1310
TCCN
SPCH 1311
Class Name
Component Area Option Code 090 and 092:
Texas State
 
TCCN
 
Class Name
Calculus II
Texas State
MATH 2472
TCCN
MATH 2414
Class Name
Integral Calculus with Multivariables and Series
Texas State
MATH 2473
TCCN
MATH 2415
Class Name
Component Area Option Code 090 and 093:
Texas State
 
TCCN
 
Class Name
Electricity and Magnetism
Texas State
PHYS 2425
TCCN
PHYS 2426
Class Name
Component Area Option Code 090 and 094:
Texas State
 
TCCN
 
Class Name
British Literature Before 1785
Texas State
ENG 2310
TCCN
ENGL 2322
Class Name
British Literature Since 1785
Texas State
ENG 2320
TCCN
ENGL 2323
Class Name
World Literature Before 1600
Texas State
ENG 2330
TCCN
ENGL 2332
Class Name
World Literature Since 1600
Texas State
ENG 2340
TCCN
ENGL 2333
Class Name
American Literature Before 1865
Texas State
ENG 2359
TCCN
ENGL 2327
Class Name
American Literature Since 1865
Texas State
ENG 2360
TCCN
ENGL 2328