Stephen F. Austin State University

Core B.S.

Core Curriculum Requirements for B.S. Degree

A. Communication

  1. English 6 Hours

    ENG 131 - Rhetoric & Composition
    ENG 132 - Research & Argument
    ENG 133 - Honors English

    ENG 273 - Tech. & Sci. Writing (A) 3 Hours

  2. Oral Communication Skills 3 Hours

    COM 111 - Public Speaking
    COM 170 - Interpersonal Communication
    COM 215 - Small Group Communication

B. Mathematics 3-5 Hours

MTH 110 - Math in Society
MTH 138 - College Algebra
MTH 143 - Finite Mathematics
MTH 220 - Intro to Probability & Statistics
MTH 233 - Calculus I

C. Natural Sciences 6-8 Hours

AST 105 - Classical and Modern Astronomy
BIO 121 - Concepts of Biology
BIO 123 - Human Biology BIO 125 - Intro to Ecology & Evolution
BIO 131 - Principles of Botany (C)
BIO 133 - Principles of Zoology (C)
BIO 225 - Local Flora
BIO 238 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (C) CHE 101 - Conceptual Chemistry
CHE 111 - Introductory Chemistry I (D)
CHE 133 - General Chemistry I (D)
CHE 134 - General Chemistry II (D)
ENV 110 - Intro to Environmental Science GOL 101 - Fundamentals of Earth Science
GOL 131 - Introductory Geology
GOL 132 - The Earth Through Time PHY 100 - Physics in Society
PHY 101 - General Physics I
PHY 102 - General Physics II
PHY 110 - Fundamentals of Electronics
PHY 131 - Mechanics and Heat PHY 132 - Electricity, Sound, and Light
PHY 241 - Technical Physics I
PHY 242 - Technical Physics II
Prerequisite or co-requisite of Math 233

D. Creative Arts 3 hours

ART 280 - Art Appreciation
ART 281 - Art History Survey I
ART 282 - Art History Survey II
DAN 140 - Dance Appreciation
MHL 245 - Intro to Music Literature
MUS 140 - Music Appreciation
THR 161 - Theatre Appreciation
THR 163 - Film & Culture


E. Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3 Hours

ENG 200 - Intro to Literature
ENG 209 - Introduction to Mythology
ENG 211 - World Literature to 1650
ENG 212 - World Literature from 1650
ENG 221 - British Literature to 1800
ENG 222 - British Literature from 1800
ENG 229 - American Literature to 1865
ENG 230 - American Literature from 1865
ENG 233H - Literary Genres
HIS 151 - Western Civ. I: Prehistoric to Reformation
HIS 152 - Western Civ. II: Reformation to 20th Century
PHI 153 - Intro to Philosophy
PHI 223 - Intro to Ethics

F. American History 6 Hours

HIS 133 - U.S. History Survey, 1000 - 1877
HIS 134 - U.S. History Survey, 1877 - Present

G. Government/Political Science 6 Hours

PSC 141 - American Government: Theory and Politics
PSC 142 - American Government: Structure and Functions

H. Social and Behavioral Science 3 Hours

ANT 231 - Cultural Anthropology
ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics
GEO 131 - World Regional Geography
PSY 133 - General Psychology
SOC 137 - Intro to Sociology

Notes:
(A) BCM 247 and all English courses level 200 and up have the prerequisite of ENG 132.
(B) Math courses level 133 and up are subject to placement guidelines set by the Math Department.
(C) Biology courses for Science majors have the prerequisite of being TSI complete in all areas.
(D) Chemistry courses have the prerequisite of being TSI complete in all areas and eligible for MTH 138or higher.