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.
 

Core Component Area SCH Core Courses Core Code
Communication 6 ENGL  1301 and 1302 10
Mathematics  3 MATH  1332, 1342, 1314, or 2312 20
Life & Physical Sciences 6 BIOL  1406, 1407, 2401,  2402
CHEM  1405, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1411, 1412
GEOL  1403, 1404
PHYS  1401, 1402, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417
30
Language,
Philosophy, & Culture  
3 ENGL  2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2331, or 2341
ARTS  1303 or 1304
DRAM  2361
PHIL  1301
40
Creative Arts           3 ARTS  1301
DRAM  1310
MUSI  1306 or 1310
50
American History          6 HIST 1301 and 1302 60
Government/Political Science 6 GOVT 2305 and 2306 70
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 ECON 2301 or 2302
GEOG 1302
HIST 2301, 2321, or 2322
SOCI 1301, 1306, or 2301
PSYC 2301, 2314, or 2317
80
Component Area Option   6 SPCH 1315, 1318, or 2335 (one course)
Labs for life and physical sciences  (2 SCH)
EDUC 1100 or PSYC 1100 (one course)
90
Total 42