The general education core curriculum is a group of courses that will automatically transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at any state-supported college or university in Texas. When you complete your core curriculum at Temple College, you can be assured that you have satisfied the core curriculum requirements for all other state-supported colleges in Texas.

At Temple College, courses in the core curriculum meet the requirements for both the Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, so you will be well on your way to graduating after completing the core.

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The student must complete 42 semester credit hours according to the parameters below.
Area of Study Required Credit Hours Available Courses
Communication 6 ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, ENGL 2311

SPCH 1311, SPCH 1315, SPCH 1318, SPCH 1321

Mathematics 3 MATH 1314, MATH 1324, MATH 1332, MATH 1442, MATH 2412, MATH 2413
Life and Physical Sciences 6 BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, BIOL 2316, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420

CHEM 1405, CHEM 1407, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412

ENVR 1301

GEOL 1303, GEOL 1304

HORT 1401

PHYS 1303, PHYS 1304, PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402, PHYS 1405, PHYS 1407, PHYS 2425, PHYS 2426

Language, Philosophy and Culture 3 ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328

HIST 2311, HIST 2312

HUMA 1301

SPAN 1411, SPAN 1412

Creative Arts 3 ARTS 1301, ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304, ARTS 2356

DRAM 1310

MUSI 1301, MUSI 1306, MUSI 1308, MUSI 1309, MUSI 1310

American History 6 HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301
Government/Political Science 6 GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 ECON 2301, ECON 2302

PSYC 2301

SOCI 1301, SOCI 2336

Component Area Option (CAO) 6 See catalog for course options
Total Minimum Required Hours 42