General Core Requirements

General Core Curriculum for a Bachelor's Degree

The University requires the following courses for each degree:

   COMMUNICATION

Select two of the following:6
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION
Total Hours6

   CREATIVE ARTS

Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN
ART APPRECIATION
INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY I: PREHISTORIC THROUGH 16TH CENTURY
INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY II: 17TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT
DANCE APPRECIATION
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING
THEATRE AND FILM APPRECIATION
INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE
MUSIC APPRECIATION
JAZZ APPRECIATION
HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD MUSIC
APPRECIATION OF MUSIC IN FILM
Total Hours3

   GOVERNMENT/POLITICAL SCIENCE 

POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
Total Hours6

   LANGUAGE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE 

Select one of the following:3
GLOBAL CULTURES
ARABIC CULTURE IN THE WORLD
INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
MASTERWORKS OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE
INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY III: AFRICA, ASIA, AMERICAS
INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
CHINESE CULTURE IN THE WORLD
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II
INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ+ STUDIES
TOPICS IN LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE
BRITISH LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE CULTURES IN THE WORLD
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL ISSUES
GREEK LEVEL IV
FLIGHT CULTURE AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
KOREAN CULTURE IN THE WORLD
INTERMEDIATE KOREAN II
LATIN LEVEL IV
LANGUAGE IN A MULTICULTURAL USA
INTRODUCTION TO MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTERMEDIATE PORTUGUESE II
RUSSIAN CULTURE IN THE WORLD
INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II
INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
HISPANIC CULTURE IN THE WORLD
INTERM SPAN HERITAGE SPEAKERS
Total Hours3

   LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Select two of the following:6
INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY I
INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY II
DISCOVERING BIOLOGY: MOLECULES, CELLS AND DISEASE
LIFE ON EARTH: EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
CHEMISTRY IN THE WORLD AROUND US
INTRODUCTORY CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
GLOBAL WARMING
EARTH SYSTEMS
EARTH HISTORY
GLOBAL WARMING
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
GEOLOGIC HAZARDS
INTRODUCTION TO MUSICAL ACOUSTICS
PHYSICS FOR NON SPECIALISTS I
PHYSICS FOR NON SPECIALISTS II
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II
GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II
Total Hours6

   MATHEMATICS 

Select two of the following:6
CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
TRIGONOMETRY
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY
ARCHITECTURAL CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY
ARITHMETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING
GEOMETRICAL INFERENCE AND REASONING
FUNCTIONS, DATA, AND APPLICATIONS
PREPARATION FOR CALCULUS
CALCULUS I
LOGIC
Three (3) semester credit hours must be selected from the Mathematics list above. The remaining required 3 semester credit hours can be selected from the Mathematics list above or from the following courses: MATH 2425 Calculus II, MATH 2326 Calculus III
Total Hours6

   SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE 

Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL ISSUES
MONEY, FINANCE AND THE MODERN CONSUMER
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS
PUBLIC HEALTH: PRINCIPLES AND POPULATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HUMAN LANGUAGE
COMMUNICATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD LANGUAGES
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK
SPANISH IN THE UNITED STATES
Total Hours3

   U.S. HISTORY 

Select two of the following:6
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY, I
TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY, II
Total Hours6

   FOUNDATIONAL COMPONENT AREA OPTION 

Any course listed above. A course may only fulfill one component area.3
Total Hours3
TOTAL HOURS
Total Hours42

OLD--through summer 2014*

ENGLISH COMPOSITION

Six hours (1301 and 1302 or suitable substitutes).

LITERATURE

Three hours of English or modern language literature or other approved substitute.

LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

U.S. HISTORY

Six hours of American history or three hours of American and three hours of Texas history. (This requirement is mandated by state law and cannot be waived.)

U.S. POLITICAL SCIENCE

Six hours covering U.S. and Texas constitutions. (This requirement is mandated by state law and cannot be waived.)

MATHEMATICS

Six hours (MATH 1301 or higher. Credit will not be given for both MATH 1301 and 1302.)

NATURAL SCIENCE

Eight hours in lab science (biology, chemistry, geology and/or physics).

SOCIAL/CULTURAL STUDIES

Three hours*.

FINE ARTS

Three hours from art, dance, music, architecture or theatre arts.

*The Social and Cultural Studies requirement will be satisfied by designated courses which have been approved by the Undergraduate Assembly. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or see https://www.uta.edu/universitycollege/current/academic-planning/uac/index.php.

International students whose secondary education was taught in their native tongue (other than English) may meet the modern language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree by successfully completing six additional hours in English beyond the general requirements for a bachelor’s degree. The eight additional hours needed to fulfill the total degree requirements must be approved by the student’s major department and must be included in the degree plan. The major department has the right to stipulate the modern language permitted for the bachelor’s degree, provided the language is taught at UT Arlington.