General Education

ID 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


9 hours**

Humanities and/or Fine Arts

9 hours (One course must be in literature)

Social/Behavioral Sciences

6 hours


6 hours

Natural Sciences

8 hours


3 hours

41 hours

*Foreign language courses will be an additional requirement for the 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 Science/Mathematics

3 hours

One additional course from the Categories of Communication, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, or natural Science/Mathematics

3-4 hours

15 to 17 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.