May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Core Curriculum Requirements

Through the Texas Core Curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world; develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world; and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning (THECB,2013). The core curriculum at UHCL contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a set of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The chart below details the courses that compose UHCL’s core curriculum and its Texas common course number (TCCN) equivalents.

Communications (010) - 6 hours

American History (060) - 6 hours

Government/ Political Science (070) - 6 hours



All students who enter the university are required to complete two of the following courses within the first 30 hours of their degree programs: WRIT 1301 (required) and either WRIT 1302 or WRIT 2311. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors to ensure that the courses selected will fulfill the requirements of their intended major.