Core Curriculum

The core curriculum is a set of courses in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, and political, social, and cultural histories that all undergraduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving a degree. Completion of the core curriculum DOES NOT complete the requirements for an associate degree. In order to fulfill the College’s academic standards and in an attempt to help the students become well-rounded, educated individuals, the following core curriculum is required:

Victoria College Core Curriculum Courses

Core Component

Core#

Course Selection

Minimum Hours Required

Communication

English

010

Select 2 courses: ENGL 1301, 1302, 2311

6

Speech

011

Select 1 course: SPCH 1315, 1318, 1321

3

Mathematics

 

020

Select 1 course: MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2312, or 2413

3

Natural Sciences

 

030

Select 2 courses: (Must include at least one laboratory science)
BIOL 1322, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2306, 2401, 2402, 2404, 2420; CHEM 1406, 1411, 1412; ENVR 1301; GEOL 1305, 1403, 1404; PHYS 1315, 1401, 1402,  2425, 2426;

7

Humanities / Visual & Performing Arts

Humanities

040

Select 1 course: ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328

3

Visual/Performing Arts

050

Select 1 course: ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304, 1325; DRAM 1310
MUSI 1304, 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310, 1311

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

History

060

HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, 2327, 2328

6

Government

070

GOVT 2305, 2306 

6

Social/Behavioral Science

080

Select 1 course: SOCI 1301; PSYC 2301; ECON 2301, 2302; GEOG 1303

3

Institutionally Designated Option

Computer Literacy

090

COSC 1301 or BCIS 1305

3

 

090

Physical Education

2

Total Minimum Hours

45

If a student successfully completes the core curriculum at an institution of higher education, that block of courses may be transferred to any other institution of higher education and must be substituted for the receiving institution’s core curriculum. A student shall receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred and may not be required to take additional core curriculum courses at the receiving institution unless the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a larger core curriculum at that institution.

Basic intellectual competencies are reflected in the Victoria College Core Curriculum.

Field of Study Curriculum
The Field of Study Curriculum is a set of courses that will satisfy the lower-division academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a specific academic area. All public four-year/upper level institutions are required to accept the Field of Study Curriculum in fulfillment of those lower-division courses required in majors that correspond to the field of study. Approved Field of Study Curriculum is defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Information concerning approved Field of Study Curriculum can be found at www.thecb.state.tx.gov. Victoria College does not offer all Field of Study courses. More information is also available through Advising & Counseling Services.   

General Education
As an institution of higher education, Victoria College embraces the philosophy that a well-educated person understands multiple perspectives about the individual and the world in which he or she lives; discusses and reflects upon individual, political, and social aspects of life so as to understand ways in which to exercise responsible citizenship; and integrates knowledge and understands the interrelationships of the disciplines.

The Victoria College Core Curriculum is designed to provide students with the general education expected of any well-educated person.

 

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