Core Curriculum

Elements of the Texas Core Curriculum (from THECB)

The Texas Core Curriculum (TCC) is a 42 Semester Credit Hour (SCH) core curriculum for all undergraduate students in Texas public higher education. Each institution selects the specific courses it will offer to fulfill that framework of the TCC in a way that takes into account the individual role and mission of the institution. The TCC implementation at each institution must receive approval from the Coordinating Board and institutions must evaluate the effectiveness of their TCC at regular intervals. Visit the Texas Core Curriculum page of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) website for additional information and resources. 

Quick Reference for Core Curriculum 2014.

Approved Texas A&M University Core Curriculum Courses

The courses listed at have been approved by the THECB 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.

For more information regarding the Core Curriculum Council, their deadlines, and processes, please visit their page on the Faculty Senate website.

Submit requests through the Curricular Approval Request System (CARS)

Contact Core Curriculum Support


Core Curriculum Requirements Effective 2014

See FS.30.121