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UHV Core Curriculum


The Core is Your Launch Pad

UHV’s core curriculum serves as the foundation for your educational experience.  No matter what degree or area of study you choose to pursue, all students must complete the core curriculum.   Your Freshman and Sophomore years are the ideal time to complete your core requirements.  Afterward, you will be prepared to enter the major field of your choice.

The advantages:

·         If you chose to change your major, the credit hours you earned from your core classes will still be applicable.

·         You will have an opportunity to interact with students and professors in other majors from across the campus.

·         If you ever decide to transfer to or from another Texas higher education institution, your core credits will easily transfer.

·         The core curriculum learning objectives are carefully designed to make sure that you receive a quality educational experience that will serve as the foundation for your future endeavors.

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS
ALL Bachelor’s Degree-Seeking Students

 

Core Component Area

Courses

Semester Credit Hours
(SCH)

10 Communication

ENGL 1301
ENGL 1302

6

20 Math

1 course

3

30 Natural Science

2 courses

6

40 Humanities

1 course

3

50 Visual and Performing Arts

1 course

3

60 History

HIST 1301
HIST 1302

6

70 Political Science

PSCI 2305
PSCI 2306

6

80 Social and Behavioral Sciences

1 course

3

90 Institutionally Designated Option

COSC 1301
SPCH 1315 

6


 

TOTAL: 42

 

*Unless a course number is specified, students will choose among a list of qualifying courses that will fulfill the requirement.    See your advisor for details about qualifying courses.

All majors have additional lower division requirements.

What’s Next?

After completion of your core courses, you can delve more deeply into the major or field of study of your choice.  Each program has different requirements.  You can locate the fields of study and the associated degree plans here.  Please know that our advisors are available to help you select the courses that will fulfill each program’s requirements.

The Core Courses presently offered are:

Course Number

Name

Credits

10 Communications 
(2 courses)

ENGL 1301      

English Comp I                 

3

ENGL 1302      

English Comp II                

3

20 Mathematics
(1 course)

MATH 1314 

College Algebra

3

MATH 1324      

Finite Mathematics   

3

MATH 1325                         

Business Calculus   

3

MATH 2312    

Precalculus 

3

MATH 2413    

Calculus I

3

MATH 2414      

Calculus II   

3

MATH 2415      

Calculus III                           

3

30 Natural Sciences
(2 courses.  Note: Some degree plans require lab course.)

BIOL 1306/1406       

General Biology I                      

3 (without lab) OR 4 (with lab)

BIOL 1307/1407   

General Biology II                     

3 (without lab) OR 4 (with lab)

BIOL 1309/1409 

Life on Earth          

3(without lab) OR 4 (with lab)

BIOL 1322                         

Nutrition

3

BIOL 2306/2406       

The Living Planet                      

3 (without lab) OR 4 (with lab)

40 Literature, Philosophy, modern or classical language/literature and cultural studies
(1 course)

ENGL 2332       

World Literature I                     

3

PHIL 1301         

Intro to Western Philosophy          

3

PHIL 1303    

Reasoning and Critical Thinking

3

50 Visual and Performing Arts
(1 course)

DRAM 2366       

Intro to Cinema                           

3

COMM 1335                         

Intro to Radio & TV  

3

60 United States History
(2 courses)

HIST 1301                     

US History I             

3

HIST 1302

US History II          

3

70 Political Science
(2 courses)

PSCI 2305       

United States Government               

3

PSCI 2306       

Texas State and Local Government       

3

80 Social/Behavioral Science
(1 course)

PSYC 2301       

Introduction to Psychology             

3

CRIJ 1301       

Introduction to Criminal Justice       

3

 90 Additional hours/University Designated Core
(2 courses)

SPCH 1315       

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

COSC 1301       

Technology and Problem Solving 

3