Core Curriculum

The core curriculum program established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board facilitates the transfer of college-level credit among colleges and universities in Texas. Each institution is required to establish a core curriculum of at least 42 semester hours credit that fulfill the general education requirements of degree programs on the associate degree and baccalaureate degree levels. 

The general education core represents areas of knowledge and performance that reflect not only courses taken and the degrees earned but also learning as a lifetime endeavor. The curriculum at South Plains College is designed to help students learn how to discover, appreciate and competently use, with increasing independence, knowledge and skills related to the following areas: human behavior and achievement; the natural world, including logical thought as exemplified by mathematics; written/oral communication and critical reflection; and the application of technology to personal endeavors. General education courses are broad and general, addressing the essence of the disciplines in each area. The South Plains College transfer core curriculum incorporates all the course requirements of the general education core.

The purpose of the general education core curriculum at South Plains College is to develop skills and competencies expected of students who receive the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees from the college or who transfer to complete baccalaureate degrees. These core objectives include, but are not necessarily limited to, developing the student’s 

  • critical thinking skills;
  • communication skills;
  • empirical and quantitative skills;
  • ability to contribute in a collaborative environment;
  • social responsibility; and
  • personal responsibility.

For additional information or questions regarding the changes to South Plains College general education core curriculum: 

Dean Alan Worley

South Plains College

Department of Arts and Sciences 

1401 S. College Ave., Box 3

Levelland, TX 79336

(806) 716-2338