“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.

To learn more, please contact us.

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

Associate of Arts – Concentration in General Studies

First Semester

ENGL 1301 Composition I (core) 3
MATH (any core course) 3
HIST 1301 United States History I (core) 3
PSYC 1300 Learning Frameworks 3
Creative Arts (any core course) 3
Total 15

Second Semester

Elective (college level) 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II or ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing (core) 3
HIST 1302 United States History II (core) 3
Social & Behavioral Science (any core course) 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Speaking (core) 3
Total 15

Third Semester

Language, Philosophy & Culture (any core course) 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government (core) 3
Elective (college level) 3
BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS (any core course & lab) 3
Total 14

Fourth Semester

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications (core) 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (core) 3
BIOL/GEOL/CHEM/PHYS (any core course & lab) 4
Electives (college level) 6
Total 16

Total Hours: 60 SCH

Most courses for the General Studies degree can be found in our Academic Core.