Core Curriculum

Lamar State College Port Arthur has a core curriculum of forty two (42) semester credit hours.

Texas Education Code, Chapter 61 requires that each state-supported college and university in Texas is required to design and implement a Core Curriculum, with the courses comprising the curriculum totaling no more than forty two (42) semester credit hours. Each Core Curriculum must be consistent with the Texas Common Course Numbering System, and must be consistent with the framework identified.

A student successfully completing the Core Curriculum at Lamar State College Port Arthur may transfer that block of courses to any other Texas state-supported institution.

When transferred, the receiving institution must substitute the block of courses for its Core Curriculum. A transferring 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.

A student who transfers from Lamar State College Port Arthur to another institution without completing the Core Curriculum receives academic credit within the Core Curriculum of the receiving institution for each applicable course transferred. Following receipt of credit for these courses, the student probably will be required to satisfy the remaining course requirements in the Core Curriculum of the receiving institution.

To eliminate the possibility of being required to take additional core curriculum courses at the receiving institution, students are strongly encouraged to complete the entire Core Curriculum before transferring.

Course descriptions are available in our Catalog.

Core Curriculum Categories and Courses
Core Component Area SCH Core Courses Core Code
Communication 6 ENGL 1301 and 1302 10
Mathematics  3 MATH 1314, 1332, 1342, or 2312 20
Life and Physical Sciences 6 BIOL 1306, 1307, 2301, 2302
CHEM 1305, 1306, 1307, 1311, 1312
GEOL 1303, 1304
PHYS 1301, 1302, 1305, 1307, 1315, 1317
30
Language,
Philosophy, and Culture  
3
ARTS 1303 or 1304
DRAM 2361
ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2331, or 2341
PHIL 1301
40
Creative Arts           3 ARTS 1301
DRAM 1310
MUSI 1306 or 1310
50
American History          6 HIST 1301, 1302, 2301 60
Government/Political Science 6 GOVT 2305 and 2306 70
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 ECON 2301, 2302
HIST 2321, 2322
PSYC 2301, 2314, 2317
SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301
80
Component Area Option   6
EDUC 1100 or PSYC 1100 (one course)

SPCH 1315, 1318, 2335 or GEOG 1302 (one course)
 
Labs for Life and Physical Science (2 labs):
BIOL 1106, 1007, 2101, 2102
CHEM 1105, 1106, 1107, 1111, 1112
GEOL 1103, 1104
PHYS 1101, 1102, 1105, 1107, 1115, 1117
90
Total 42