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TTUHSC Core Curriculum

Students who will be earning their first baccalaureate degree from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center must satisfy the coursework requirements of the TTUHSC Core Curriculum.

This base of general knowledge provides students with a foundation in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, mathematics, humanities, visual and performing arts, and the tools of language and thought. The TTUHSC Core Curriculum complies with 1997 Texas legislation that requires each state-supported institution to establish a core curriculum that encompasses, “basic intellectual competencies in . . . reading, writing, speaking, listening, critical thinking, and computer literacy.”

These courses or their equivalents may be taken at any regionally accredited college or university. Students should choose only Core Curriculum courses that satisfy the requirements of their particular TTUHSC degree program, as different core courses may be required by different programs.

TTUHSC Core Curriculum

Communication - 6 credit hours
* English 1301 Composition I 3 hours
* English 1302 Composition II 3 hours
Mathematics - 3 credit hours
**Courses with prefix MATH that meet minimum core curriculum requirements 3 hours
Natural Sciences - 6 credit hours
**Courses with prefixes BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS, or other natural sciences 6 hours
Creative Arts - 3 credit hours
**Any art, music, drama, or theatre arts course 3 hours
Language, Philosophy, and Culture - 3 credit hours
**Any literature, philosophy, modern or classical language/literature, or cultural studies course 3 hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences - 3 credit hours
**Any psychology, sociology, or anthropology course 3 hours
American History - 6 credit hours
* HIST 1301 United States History I 3 hours
* HIST 1302 United States History II 3 hours

(Students may substitute 3 credit hours of Texas History for 3 credits of United States History)

Government/Political Science - 6 credit hours
* GOVT 2305 American Government 3 hours
* GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 hours
Core Curriculum Electives
Chosen from the fields of study listed above 6 hours

*Course numbers listed are based on the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS). Check with your academic institution to verify the course number that corresponds with the TCCNS number.

**Courses from these sections must meet Texas Common Core requirements at the institution you take them from.