The State of Texas has designed a general education core curriculum to ensure that undergraduate students enrolled in public institutions of higher education will develop the essential knowledge and skills for success in college, 在职业生涯中, 在他们的社区里, 在终身学习中. 

All undergraduates at 德克萨斯南方大学 complete a 42 semester credit hour (SCH) program of core curriculum courses.  The required components of the core curriculum are courses in communication; mathematics; life and physical science; language, philosophy and culture; creative arts; American history; government/political science; and social and behavioral sciences.

The core curriculum facilitates the transfer of lower-division course credit among public colleges, 大学, and health-related institutions throughout the State of Texas. 学生 who successfully complete a 42 semester credit hour core curriculum at one institution are able to transfer “core complete” to another public Texas public institution without having to repeat any core curriculum courses. 学生 who transfer without completing the entire core curriculum receive credit for each of the core courses they successfully complete; however, courses may not satisfy the receiving institution’s core curriculum requirements.