Appendix A: Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information

Core Curriculum Requirements

Communication (010)6
Select 6 SCH from the following:
English Composition I
and English Composition II
Technical Communication-WIN 1
Mathematics (020) 23
Life and Physical Sciences (030) 26
Language, Philosophy & Culture (040) 23
Creative Arts (050) 23
History (060)6
The US to 1877
and The US Since 1877
Political Science (070)6
American National Government
and American State Government
Social&Behavioral Sciences (080) 23
Component Area Option I (090)1
Life and Physical Science Lab 2
Component Area Option II (090) 32
Learn a Global Context I
Component Area Option III (090) 33
Signature Course
Total Semester Credit Hours42

ENGL 2311 may only be used to satisfy the second 3-SCH requirement of the Core Communication Component in programs housed in the School of Engineering.


See eligible courses under these headings in the following section.


Students may satisfy this requirement with an additional Core Curriculum course(s) not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 5 semester credit hours.

Course Selections to Fulfill Core Options

NOTE: Some degree plans require specific courses for the Core Curriculum. See Suggested Four-Year Degree Plan and advisor.


MATH 1314College Algebra3
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 1324Business Math I3
MATH 1332Mathematics for Liberal Arts I3
MATH 1342Introductory Statistics3
MATH 2412Pre-Calculus4
MATH 2413Calculus I4

Life and Physical Science

ASTR 1310Principles of Astronomy3
BIOL 1306Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 1311Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 1370Survey of Life Science3
BIOL 1371Human Biology3
BIOL 2301Anatomy & Physiology I3
BIOL 2302Anatomy & Physiology II3
CHEM 1311General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1370Survey of Chemistry3
EPSC 1370Survey of Earth Science3
EPSC 2301Atmospheric Science3
GEOL 1303Intro to Physical Geology3
GEOL 1305Environmental Geology3
PHYS 1370Survey of Physical Science3
PHYS 2325University Physics I3
PHYS 2326University Physics II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture

ENGL 2322British Lit Through Neoclass3
ENGL 2323British Lit: Romantics-Pres3
ENGL 2327American Lit to the Civil War3
ENGL 2328American Lit: Civil War-Pres3
ENGL 2332Survey of World Lit to 16503
ENGL 2333Survey of World Lit Since 16503
ENGL 2365Literature and Film3
PHIL 1301Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2306Introduction to Ethics3
SPAN 2350Intro to the Hispanic World3

Creative Arts

ARTS 1303Art Hist Surv: Prehist-Renaiss3
ARTS 1304Art Hist Surv: Ren-Modern3
MUSI 1306Music Appreciation3
MUSI 1310American Popular Music3
THAR 1310Theatre Appreciation3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

ANTH 2346Introduction to Anthropology3
BA 1301Business Principles3
CRIJ 1301Intro to Criminal Justice3
ECO 1301Survey of Economics3
ECO 2301Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 2302Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1303General World Geography3
LEDR 2301Foundations of Leadership3
PSCI 2301Intro to Political Leadership3
PSYC 2301Intro to Psychology3
PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth&Development3
SOCI 1306Cont Social Prob&Social Pol3

Component Area Option I

ASTR 1110Principles of Astronomy Lab1
BIOL 1106Principles of Biology I-Lab1
BIOL 1111Principles of Biology II-Lab1
BIOL 1170Survey of Life Science Lab1
BIOL 1171Human Biology-Lab1
BIOL 2101Anatomy & Physiology I-Lab1
BIOL 2102Anatomy & Physiology II-Lab1
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I-Lab1
CHEM 1170Survey of Chemistry Lab1
EPSC 1170Survey of Earth Science Lab1
EPSC 2101Atmospheric Science-Lab1
GEOL 1103Intro to Physical Geology Lab1
GEOL 1105Environmental Geology Lab1
PHYS 1170Survey of Physical Science Lab1
PHYS 2125University Physics I Lab1
PHYS 2126University Physics II Lab1
UNIV 1102Learn a Global Context II1