“The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.” -Thomas Kempis

Kempis lived a quiet life as a monk and scribe in the late medieval period. He also wrote some of the most influential books on religious devotion in his day. Kempis had a keen understanding that the greatest achievements in life begin with the most basic skills.

The great African-American educator Booker T. Washington said it another way.  “Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.”

From composition and creative arts, to mathematics and biology, to history and literature, with Texarkana College General Studies, we provide a well-rounded, basic education. We give you the everyday skills to master small things; so you can go on to do great things.

Lay a solid foundation with General Studies at TC today. Build a career and a future as big and as bright as your dreams.

Associate of Arts – Concentration in General Studies

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I (core) 3
MATH (any core course)* 3
HIST 1301 United States History I (core) 3
EDUC/PSYC 1300 Learning Framework 3
Creative Arts (any core course) 3
TOTAL 15
Second Semester Hours
Elective (college level) 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II
or 2311 Technical & Business Writing (core)
3
HIST 1302 United States History II (core) 3
Social & Behavioral Science
(any core course)
3
SPCH (any core course) 3
TOTAL 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
Language, Philosophy, &
Culture (any core course)
3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (core) 3
Elective (college level) 4
BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS
(core + lab)
4
TOTAL 14
Second Semester Hours
Elective (BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications recommended) 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (core) 3
BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS
(core + lab)
4
Electives (college level) 6
TOTAL 16
Total Hours 60

*MATH 1332 Math for Liberal Arts is recommended

Associate of Arts – Concentration in General Studies – EC – 6 Generalist (Teaching)

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
ENGL 1301 (core) 3
MATH 1314 (core) 3
HIST 1301 (core) 3
EDUC/PSYC 1300 (core) 3
ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, 2366, OR MUSI 1306 (core) 3
TOTAL 15
Second Semester Hours
MATH 1350 3
ENGL 1302 (core) 3
HIST 1302 (core) 3
PHYS 1315 + 1115 (core) or
core science + lab
4
SPCH 1315 (core) 3
TOTAL 16

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
EDUC 2301 3
GOVT 2305 (core) 3
MATH 1351 3
BIOL 1308 + 1108 (core) or
core science + lab**
4
HIST 2321 or 2322 (core) 3
TOTAL 16
Second Semester Hours
PSYC 2301, 2308, 2314, or SOCI 1301 (core) 3
GOVT 2306 (core) 3
BIOL 1309 + 1109 or
core science + lab**
4
EDUC 1301 3
TOTAL 13
Total Hours 60

**BIOL 1308/1108 and BIOL 1309/1109 are preferred; however, any Biology will be accepted.

To learn more, please contact us.

Mary Ellen Young
Dean of Liberal & Performing Arts
(903) 823-3369
email