Lower Division Core Requirements
The new lower division general education core will replace the current TBR 32 hour minimum degree requirement. Each category is defined by a goal and learning outcomes. In order to satisfy a general education category requirement the institution must be able to document that the required minimum number of learning outcomes for a specific category are met by the selected course(s).
Associate Degrees (A.A.* and A.S.) and Baccalaureate Degrees
|Humanities and/or Fine Arts||9 hours (one course must be in literature)|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences||6 hours|
|Natural Sciences||6 hours|
*Foreign language courses will be an additional requirement for A.A. and B.A. degrees as presently prescribed in TBR policy 2:01:00:00, Undergraduate Degree Requirements.
** Six (6) hours of English Composition and three (3) hours in English oral presentational communication.
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degrees
|English Composition||3 hours|
|Humanities and/or Fine Arts||3 hours|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences||3 hours|
|Natural Sciences/Mathematics||3 hours|
|One additional course from the following categories:
|15 to17 hours|
*Specific courses satisfying these requirements must be the same courses that satisfy the general education requirement for the Associate (A.A./A.S.) and Baccalaureate degrees.