Core Curriculum

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 create a minimum 44 hour Core, and meet degree requirements.

Communications Core (6 hours)
ENGL 1301 Composition I*
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Mathematics Core (3 hours)
MATH 1314 College Algebra
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences I
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
MATH 1414 College Algebra
MATH 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods
MATH 2413 Calculus I
Life and Physical Sciences Core (6 hrs)
BIOL 1406 1407 Biology for Science Majors I
BIOL 1407 1407 Biology for Science Majors II
BIOL 1408 BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors I
BIOL 1409 BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II
BIOL 1411 General Botany
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & 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 Science
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
HIST 2311 Western Civilization I
HIST 2312 Western Civilization II
HUMA 1301 Introduction to the 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 1306 Music Appreciation
American History Core (6 hrs)
HIST 1301 United States History I*
HIST 1302 United States History II OR
HIST 2301 Texas History
Government/Political Science Core (6 hrs)
GOVT 2305 Federal Government
GOVT 2306 Texas Government
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core (3 hrs)
COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication
ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology
Component Area Option Core (6 hrs)
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework*
ENGL 1302 Composition II OR
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing

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