Core Curriclum

COM complies with The Higher Education Coordinating Board, and House Bill 2183, adopted by the 70th Texas Legislature, which defined Core Curriculum as “the curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, and sciences, and political, social, and cultural history, that all undergraduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving an academic undergraduate degree.” This component of undergraduate education is also known as General Education.

Core Component Course Selection Minimum Hours Required
Communication 2 courses: ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, ENGL 2311 6
Mathematics 1 course: MATH 1314, MATH 1316, MATH 1324, MATH 1325, MATH 1332, MATH 1342, MATH 2312, MATH 2413 3
Life and Physical Sciences 2 courses: BIOL 1406, BIOL 1407, BIOL 1408, BIOL 1409, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402; CHEM 1405, CHEM 1406, CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412; GEOL 1403, GEOL 1404, GEOL 1405, GEOL 1445, GEOL 1447; PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402, PHYS 1403, PHYS 1404, PHYS 1410, PHYS 2425, PHYS 2426 8
Language, Philosophy, and Culture 1 course: ENGL 2322, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2327, ENGL 2328, ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2342, ENGL 2343, ENGL 2351; HUMA 1301, HUMA 1302; PHIL 1301, PHIL 1304, PHIL 2306; SPAN 2311, SPAN 2312 3
Creative Arts 1 course: ARTS 1301, ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304, ARTS 1313; DRAM 1310, DRAM 2366; MUSI 1306, MUSI 1307, MUSI 1310 3
American History 2 courses: HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301 6
Goverment/Political Science 2 courses: GOVT 2305, GOVT 2306 6
Social/Behavioral Sciences 1 course: ECON 2301, ECON 2302; PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314; SOCI 1301 3
Additional Core Curriculum Requirements 2 courses: PSYC 13001 or EDUC 13001 and PHED 1164 4
Total Core Curriculum Hours 42
Instiutional Requirements 1 course: SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1318 3
Total Institutional Requirements 3

1 PSYC 1300 and EDUC 1300 must be completed within the student's first 12 hours attempted at College of the Mainland.

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