Core Curriculum

Elements of the Texas Core Curriculum (from THECB)

Given the rapid evolution of necessary knowledge and skills and the need to take into account global, national, state, and local cultures, the Texas Core Curriculum (TCC) must ensure that students will develop the essential knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college, in a career, in their communities, and in life. Therefore, with the assistance of the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) approved a 42 semester credit hour (SCH) core curriculum for Texas public institutions of higher education. Each institution's TCC includes a statement of purpose, six core objectives, and nine common component areas. For more information about TCC, go to Quick Reference for Core Curriculum 2014.

Approved Texas A&M University Core Curriculum Courses

The courses listed at have been approved by the Coordinating Board as Texas A&M University’s Core Curriculum beginning Fall 2014.

Texas A&M Core Curriculum Council

The purpose of the Core Curriculum Council (CCC) is to determine the extent to which the curriculum is consistent with the elements of the Core Curriculum component areas, intellectual competencies and perspectives as described by the THECB, and that TAMU’s educational goals and the exemplary educational objectives of THECB’s common Core Curriculum are being achieved.

Before a course can become part of the Core Curriculum, it must be proposed by way of the standard curricular approval process and submitted for approval to the CCC. Final approval is determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Submit requests through the Curricular Approval Request System (CARS)

Contact Core Curriculum Support


Core Curriculum Requirements Effective 2014

See FS.30.121