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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
University of Houston
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

UH Core Curriculum 2016-2017


Texas Core Curriculum

The Texas Core Curriculum is a 42 semester credit hour (SCH) core curriculum for all undergraduate students in Texas. All bachelor’s degrees from the University of Houston require completion of the Texas state-mandated 42 hour Core Curriculum.

The courses listed here are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to fulfill basic core requirements for the University of Houston. Students must meet the credit hour requirements for all ten of the component areas.

Students should always consult with their academic advisor to determine what courses they should take to satisfy the Texas Core Curriculum and degree requirements of their declared major.

More Information on the Core Curriculum   

To view Core Curriculum in catalogs prior to fall 2016, use the drop-down menu above and to the right.

For catalogs prior to fall 2012 see Undergraduate Catalog Archives  

Alphabetical Listing of Core Requirements  

UH Core Requirements by Component Area

Communication (6 hours)

Objectives

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility      
 

  

Mathematics (3 hours)

Objectives

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, and Empirical and Quantitative Skills   
 

  

Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

Objectives

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Empirical and Quantitative Skills, and Teamwork  
 

  

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 hours)

Objectives

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility, and Social Responsibility  
 

Creative Arts (3 credit hours)

Objectives

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility

  

 

American History (6 credit hours)

Objectives

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility, and Social Responsibility

  

 

Government/Political Science (6 credit hours)

Objectives

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility, and Social Responsibility

  

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)

Objectives

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, Empirical and Quantitative Skills, and Social Responsibility  
 

  

Component Area Option (a): Mathematics/Reasoning (3 credit hours)

Objectives

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, and Empirical and Quantitative Skills

  

 

Component Area Option (b): Writing in the Disciplines (3 credit hours)

Objectives

Developing Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills and other core objectives related to an associated foundational component area  
 

Important Notes About the Required Hours:

Students should note the following:

  • Typically, 3 hours equals one course, but that may not be true for all courses.
  • It is recommended to verify the selected number of courses necessary to add up to the required hours for each component area.
  • Each course listed is linked to its full description elsewhere in this catalog.
  • Many areas of study require specific core course choices and may also require additional courses which are not listed here.
  • Selected Topics and Independent Study courses - those courses numbered xx94-xx98 - may not be used to meet any Core requirements.
  • Students should always seek assistance with an academic advisor to verify credit hours, course prerequisites and to insure selection of the right courses to meet degree plan requirements.

Further information on Core eligibility and on courses that satisfy Core Curriculum requirements can be obtained by reviewing the information available throughout this Catalog, by consulting the current UH Course Listing, by reviewing the Texas Common Course Numbering System  information, and/or by contacting an academic advisor.