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The General Studies degree requirements include:

  • Cumulative and Institutional GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Completion of Texas Core Requirements, 42 hours
  • Concentration Area work, 18 hours must be taken from TWU
    • Concentration Area courses must be 3000-4000 level and only grades of C or better will apply to the areas.
  • 120 hours total needed for degree
    • Elective courses may be taken to fulfill the total number of hours needed for the degree. Electives may be any level of courses from 1000-4000 and grades of D or better will be accepted.

TWU core curriculum is 42 hours of courses in the following areas:

COMPOSITION

6 hours/2 courses

HUMANITIES

3 hours/1 course

U.S. HISTORY

6 hours/2 courses

POLITICAL SCIENCE

6 hours/2 courses

NATURAL SCIENCE

6 hours/2 courses

VISUAL OR PERFORMING ARTS

3 hours

MATHEMATICS

3 hours

SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

3 hours

MATH 1013 (IF NOT ALREADY CORE COMPLETE)

3 hours

WOMEN’S STUDIES (IF NOT ALREADY CORE COMPLETE)

3 hours

COMPETENCIES OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SPEECH MUST BE MET AS WELL

 

Core Curriculum Transfer Policy

The Core Curriculum web site provides a listing of courses approved for core curriculum.  In accordance with the Texas Education Code, students who have satisfactorily completed a 42 hour core curriculum at an institution of higher learning in Texas are not required to complete the core curriculum at TWU.

Core Competencies

According to the TWU General Catalog 2011 – 2013 (page 123), each student must pass a 1) computer science course (CSCI 1403 or CSCI 2433) or a competency examination in computer literacy, and 2) a speech course (SPCH 1013, BUS 3513). More information about the Computer Literacy Exam.

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