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2008-2010 Core Requirements

Students planning to graduate under the 2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog from the School of Architecture, Red McCombs School of Business, College of Communication, College of Education, Jackson School of Geosciences, or College of Liberal Arts must complete all of the following requirements.

Under the 2008-2010 Catalog, students graduating from the College of Natural Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree must complete all of the following requirements except the Signature Course.

Students graduating under the 2008-2010 Catalog from the College of Natural Sciences with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and all students enrolled in the Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and School of Social Work should consult with their advisors, as their core requirements may differ substantially from what is listed below.


Note that these lists have been updated since the publication of the 2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog.

First-Year Signature Course (Texas core code 090)
One of the following courses, completed during the first year in residence:

  • Undergraduate Studies 302, 303
  • Tutorial Course 3021

English Composition (Texas core code 010)2
One of the following courses:

  • Rhetoric and Writing 306 or 306Q
  • English 603A1 or Tutorial Course 603A1


  • A three-hour course with a Writing Flag or SWC designation

Note that the Writing flagged course counted toward this area of the core may also be used to satisfy other Flag and major requirements outside the core, but may not be used to satisfy any other requirement of the core.

Humanities (Texas core code 040)
One of the following courses:

  • English 316K
  • English 603B1 or Tutorial Course 603B1

American and Texas Government (Texas core code 070)

  • Government 310L and 312L
  • Government 1053

American History (Texas core code 060)
Six hours are required; three hours may be in Texas history. The following courses may be used:

  • History 314K, 315K, 315L, 317L, 320L, 320P, 320R, 329K, 333L, 333M, 334L, 334M, 336L, 340S, 341N, 345J, 345L, 345M, 351N, 351P, 355F, 355M, 355N, 355P, 355S, 356G, 356K, 356N, 356P, 356R, 357C, 357D, 357F, 357P, 365G, 366R, 366S, 376F, and other courses identified in the Course Schedule

Social & Behavioral Science (Texas core code 080)
One of the following courses:

  • Anthropology 302, 305, 307, 309L, 316L, 318L
  • Economics 304K, 304L
  • Geography 305, 306C, 307C, 308, 309, 312, 319
  • Linguistics 306, 312
  • Psychology 301
  • Sociology 302, 308, 308C, 308D, 309, 313K, 318, 319
  • Social Science 3011

Mathematics (Texas core code 020)
One of the following courses:

  • Mathematic