Tyler Junior College

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Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum at Tyler Junior College provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills which will assist them throughout life. Students planning to continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree can complete core curriculum courses designed to provide a sound background in the liberal arts. Students who successfully complete the Tyler Junior College core curriculum can transfer that block of courses to any Texas public college or university. Articulation agreements with other Texas colleges and universities mean seamless transfer.

TJC Core requirements are in 3-hour increments. However, some core courses offered, such as Mathematics and Life and Physical Sciences, are 4-hour classes. Any overflow (extra) hours above the required Core of 42 hours will meet degree requirements.

Communications Core (6 hrs)
ENGL 1301
Composition I*
SPCH 1315 or 1321
Public Speaking OR Business & Professional Communications

Mathematics Core (3 hrs)
MATH 1314
College Algebra
MATH 1316
Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1324
Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences
MATH1332 Contemporary Mathematics I
MATH 1342
Elementary Statistical Methods
MATH 2413
Calculus I

Life and Physical Sciences Core (6 hrs)
BIOL 1406
Biology for Science Majors I
BIOL 1407
Biology for Science Majors II
BIOL 1408
Biology for Non-Science Majors I
BIOL 1409
Biology for Non-Science Majors II
BIOL 1411
General Botany
BIOL 2401
Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2402
Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2406
Environmental Biology
CHEM 1405
Introductory Chemistry I
CHEM 1406
Introductory Chemistry I-Allied Health Emphasis
CHEM 1411
General Chemistry I
CHEM 1412
General Chemistry II
GEOL 1401
Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors
GEOL 1403
Physical Geology
GEOL 1404
Historical Geology
PHYS 1401
College Physics I
PHYS 1403
Stars and Galaxies
PHYS 1404
Solar System
PHYS 1405
Elementary Physics I
PHYS 2425
University Physics I
PHYS 2426
University Physics II

Language, Philosophy and Culture Core (3 hrs)
ENGL 2332
World Literature I
ENGL 2333
World Literature II
HUMA 1301
Introduction to Humanities I
PHIL 1301
Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2306
Introduction to Ethics

Creative Arts Core (3 hrs)
ARTS 1301
Art Appreciation
DANC 2303
Dance Appreciation I
DRAM 1310
Introduction to Theater
MUSI
Music Appreciation

American History Core (6 hrs)
HIST 1301
United States History I*
HIST 1302 or HIST 2301
United States History II OR Texas History

Government/Political Science Core (6 hrs)
GOVT 2305
Federal Government
GOVT 2306
Texas Government

Social and Behavioral Sciences Core (3 hrs)
ECON 2301
Principles of Macroeconomics
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
PSYC 2314
Lifespan Growth and Development
SOCI 1301
Introductory Sociology

Component Area Option Core (6 hrs)
EDUC 1300
Learning Framework*
ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311
Composition II OR Technical and Business Writing

*Institution requires all core complete students to take ENGL 1301, HIST 1301, EDUC 1300 and two lab sciences.