Figure: 19 TAC 4.28(b)

Chart I - Institutions must select 36 semester credit hours of the core curriculum
according to the parameters described below:

Component Area

Required Semester
Credit Hours

010** Communication
(English rhetoric/composition)

6

020** Mathematics
(logic, college-level algebra equivalent, or above)

3

030** Natural Sciences

6

Humanities & Visual and Performing Arts

Must include:

050** Visual/Performing Arts

040** Other (literature, philosophy, modern or classical language/literature and cultural studies*)

6
 

 

(3)

(3)

Social/Behavioral Sciences
Must include:
060** U.S. History (legislatively mandated)
070** Political Science (legislatively mandated)
080** Social/Behavioral Science

15

(6)

(6)

(3)

Total Minimum Requirements

36

* Humanities application of language skills includes a study of literature in the original language,
and/or the cultural studies related to a modern or classical language.

** Identifying numbers recommended by the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers (TACRAO) for use on students transcripts, in order to indicate courses utilized
to satisfy core curriculum component area requirements. Student transcripts should also indicate
whether a student has completed the core curriculum satisfactorily.

 

Chart II - To complete the required 42-semester-credit-hour core curriculum, institutions
shall select an additional 6 semester credit hours from one or more of the following:

Component Area

Possible Additional Semester Credit Hours
(6 Minimum)

011*** Communication
(composition, speech,
modern language
communication skills*)

Up to 6

021*** Mathematics (finite math, statistics, calculus, or above)

Up to 3

031*** Natural Sciences

Up to 3

041*** Humanities (literature, philosophy, modern or classical language/literature and cultural studies**) &
051*** Visual and Performing Arts

Up to 3

081*** Social and Behavioral Sciences

Up to 3

090*** Institutionally Designated Option (may include additional semester credit hours in the categories listed above, computer literacy, health/wellness, kinesiology, capstone or interdisciplinary courses, etc.

Up to 6

Total Additional Hours

6

* Communication application of a modern language means the basic proficiency skills acquired
during introductory courses and including a working competency in grammar, writing, speaking,
and listening/comprehension in a foreign language.

** Humanities application of language skills includes a study of literature in the original
language, and/or the cultural studies related to a modern or classical language.

*** Identifying numbers recommended by the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers (TACRAO) for use on students transcripts, in order to indicate courses
utilized to satisfy core curriculum component area requirements. Student transcripts should also
indicate whether a student has completed the core curriculum satisfactorily.