Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is defined by the state of Texas.

About the Core Curriculum:

The Core Curriculum is defined by the state of Texas as “curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, political, social and cultural history that all graduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving a baccalaureate degree." KC's Core Curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours that will transfer as the core to any state college or university. After completing the core, a student may need only 18 additional semester credit hours to receive the associate of arts or the associate of science degree.  

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COMPONENT AREA

REQUIRED COURSES

SEMESTER HOURS

Communication

6 hours to be selected from
ENGL 1301, 1302 or 2311

6

Mathematics

3 hours to be selected from
MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, *1333, 1342, 1350, **2412, 2413, 2414, 2415
*Math 1333 will not fulfill Math requirement for AS degree
**Those taking a 2400 level Math course as their Core Curriculum Requirement will earn only 3 SCHs toward Core completion. The other SCH may count toward an associate's degree.

3

Life and Physical Sciences

6 hours to be selected from
AGRI 1307, 1319
BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2401, 2402, 2406,
ENVR 1401
CHEM 1405, 1406, 1411, 1412
GEOL 1301, 1403, 1404, 1405, 2407
PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 2425, 2426

6

Language, Philosophy & Culture

3 hours to be selected from
ENGL 2322, 2323, 2326, 2332, 2333
HIST 2311, 2312, 2321, 2322, PHIL 1301

3

Creative Arts

3 hours to be selected from
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304, DANCE 2303
DRAM 1310, 2362, MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309

3

American History

6 hours to be selected from
HIST 1301, 1302

6

Government/Political Science

6 hours to be selected from
GOVT 2305, 2306

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3 hours to be selected from
AGRI 2317, COMM 1307, ECON 2301, 2302, GEOG 1303
PSYC 2301, 2314, SOCI 1301, 1306, TECA 1354 (Child Growth and Development)

3

Component Area Option

3 hours to be selected from
Component Area Option 1:
SPCH 1315, 1318
3 hours from Component Area Option 2: Any course listed above that is not used to fulfill the requirements of an additional component area of the Core Curriculum; also MATH 1351

6

Total Minimum Requirements

 

42 including both Component Area Options