Jun 21, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

Core Curriculum


The core curriculum at Stephen F. Austin State University seeks to equip students with the broad intellectual foundations needed to live satisfying lives, to ready themselves for advanced study, to contribute significantly to society and to succeed in a diverse global community. In the service of these objectives, the mission of the core curriculum is to develop students’ abilities to think in disciplined, critical, quantitative and creative ways, and to communicate effectively.

University Core Curriculum Requirements*

On September 29, 2020, the Coordinating Board approved at the staff level the submission from Stephen F. Austin State University in regards to revisions of the Texas Core Curriculum. Changes will be effective beginning in the fall 2020 semester. 

A. Communication - 010

B. Mathematics - 020

C. Life and Physical Science - 030

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture - 040

E. Creative Arts - 050

F. American History - 060

G. Government/Political Science - 070

Six hours from:

H. Social and Behavioral Science - 080

I. Component Area Option - 090


Co-requisite lab hours not listed herein will be applied elsewhere within the degree.

Course Changes

The following courses were added:

  • 030 - BIOL 1306  - added Fall 2022 (202310)

The following courses were removed:

  • 030 - GEOG 1301  - removed beginning Spring 2022 (202220)
  • 030 - BIOL 1313 - removed Fall 2022 (202310)
  • 030 - PHYS 1318 - removed Fall 2022 (202310)


* Specific degree programs may direct core curriculum choices due to accreditation requirements or other considerations. Please see core requirements for specific degree programs.

** Lab hours are counted elsewhere in the individual programs.