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    University of Houston
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Core Requirements by Component Area


Policies  > Degree Requirements > UH Core Curriculum  > Core Requirements by Category


Effective Fall 2014 and forward


Summary of Required Core Hours by Component Area

Courses are required from all of the following component areas:

  Component Area Required Hours
I. Communication    6
II. Mathematics    3
III. Life and Physical Sciences   6
IV. Language, Philosophy & Culture    3
V. Creative Arts    3
VI. American History   6
VII. Government/Political Science   6
VIII. Social and Behavioral Sciences    3
IX(a). Component Area Option (a): Mathematics/Reasoning    3
IX(b). Component Area Option (b): Writing in the Disciplines    3
   
  TOTAL 42
If students have any questions about what the Core Curriculum requirements are for their specific degree plan, they should contact an advisor.

Important Notes About the Required Hours:

Typically, 3 hours equals one course, but that may not be true for all courses. The student should always check and select the number of courses necessary to add up to the Required Hours for each category.

Selected Topics and Independent Study courses - those courses numbered xx94-xx98 - may not be used to meet any Core requirements.

Students should note that each course listed is linked to its full description elsewhere in this catalog. Also, students should check credit hours and prerequisites, and always work with an advisor to insure that they are selecting the right courses to meet their degree plan requirements.

Fall 2007 - Summer 2014 UH Core Information

Beginning Fall 2014, the core curriculum was redefined by the state of Texas.

Students enrolling at the University of Houston for the first time Fall 2014 and forward will follow the Core Curriculum requirements established at the beginning of the Fall 2014 term.

Any student who first enrolled in an institution of higher education prior to fall 2014 shall, after consultation with an academic advisor, have the choice to:

  • complete the core requirements  in effect in summer 2014; or
  • transition to the current core requirements , in which case, previously completed core curriculum courses shall be applied to the current core requirements under the same terms as those that apply to a student who transfers from one institution to another. The student shall then complete the remaining requirements under the current core curriculum .

Students with any questions about what the Core Curriculum requirements are for their specific degree plan, should contact an advisor.

Related Information: Undergraduate Catalog Archives  

Fall 1999 UH Core Information

Beginning Fall 2007 a separate Writing Intensive category was included in the UH Core Curriculum, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences category no longer includes Writing Intensive courses.

Students enrolled at the University of Houston for the first time Fall 2007 and forward followed the Core Curriculum requirements established at the beginning of the Fall 2007 term.

Students who first enrolled Fall 1999 through Summer 2007 followed the Core Curriculum requirements implemented in Fall 1999. Students may refer to the Fall 1999 Core information  elsewhere in this catalog.