I. Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Courses in this category focus on developing ideas and expressing them clearly, considering the effect of the message, fostering understanding, and building the skills needed to communicate persuasively. Students will complete the Communication Foundational Component Area by taking the following two courses:

ENG 131- Freshman English I  Open
ENG 132 - Freshman English II  Open

II. Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Courses in this category focus on quantitative literacy in logic, patterns, and relationships. Students can complete the Mathematics Foundational Component Area by taking any one of the following courses:

MATH 132 - Contemporary Mathematics I  Open
MATH 133 - College Algebra  Open
MATH 135 - Mathematics and Business Economic Analysis I  Open
MATH 136 - Pre-calculus Mathematics  Open

III. Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Courses in this category focus on describing, explaining, and predicting natural phenomena using the scientific method.  Students can complete the Life and Physical Sciences Area by choosing from among the following courses:

One from the following two courses:

CHEM 131 - Chemistry I  Open
BIOL 143 - Survey of Life Science  Open

Plus one from the following course:

CHEM 132 - Chemistry II  Open
BIOL 135 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I  Open
GEOL 141 - Introduction To The Earth  Open
PHYS 101 - Principles of Physical Science  Open
PHYS 237 - College Physics I  Open
PHYS 238 - College Physics II  Open
PHYS 251 - University Physics I  Open

IX. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Courses in this category focus on how ideas, values, beliefs, and other aspects of culture express and affect human experience. Students can complete the Language, Philosophy and Culture Component Area by taking any one of the following courses:

ENG 230 - World Literature I  Open
ENG 231 - World Literature II  Open
ENG 235 - American Literature  Open
ENG 244 - African-American Literature  Open

IV. Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Courses in this category focus on the appreciation and analysis of creative artifacts and works of the human imagination. Students can complete the Creative Arts Component Area by taking any one of the following courses:
MUSI 136 - Music Appreciation  Open
MUSI 239 - Fine Arts In Daily Living  Open
THEA 130 - Introduction to Theatre  Open
ART 135 - Topics in Contemporary Art and Culture  Open
ART 137 - Introduction to African Art  Open

V. American History (6 semester credit hours)

Courses in this category focus on the consideration of past events and ideas relative to the United States. Students can complete the American History Component Area by taking the following two courses:

HIST 231 - Social and Political History of the United States to 1877  Open

VI. Government and Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Courses in this category focus on consideration of the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the states, with special emphasis on that of Texas. Students can complete the Government and Political Science Component Area by taking the following two courses:

POLS 235 - American Government  Open
POLS 236 - Texas Government  Open

VII. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Courses in this category focus on the application of empirical and scientific methods that contribute to the understanding of what makes us human. Students can complete the Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Area by taking any one of the following courses:

ECON 231 - Principles Of Economics I  Open
ECON 232 - Principles Of Economics II  Open
SOC 157 - Introduction To Sociology  Open
SOC 158 - Contemporary Social Issues  Open
SOC 221 - Sociology of Human Sexuality  Open
SOC 238 - Introduction To Anthropology  Open
GEOG 132 - World Regional Geography  Open
PSY 131 - General Psychology  Open

VII. Component Area Option (6 semester credit hours)

Students can complete the Component Area Option by taking one course from Speech Communications, and one course from either Computer Science or an Additional Core Course:

Speech Communications:

SC 135 - Business and Professional Communication  Open
SC 136 - Public Address  Open

Computer Science:

Or an Additional Core Course:

CS 116 - Introduction to Computers and Their Applications I  Open
MIS 204 - Fundamentals of Information Systems  Open
EDCI 210 - Instructional Technology I  Open