West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

West Texas A&M University says its core curriculum is, "Intended to provide students with the basis for establishing broad and multiple perspectives of the individual in relation to the larger society and world in which he or she lives. The core curriculum is predicated on the belief that basic intellectual competence in reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking is essential to the learning process in any discipline." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.wtamu.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:7,389
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:27%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,699 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$8,945 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the composition section of the "Communication" requirement through SAT and ACT scores.

  • 2. Literature

    NO

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    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Language, Philosophy, and Culture" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs, and students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    YES
  • 5. Economics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because students may test out of the "Mathematics" requirement through SAT or ACT scores.

  • 7. Science

    YES
  • General Education Assessment

    West Texas A&M University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/12/2016

D

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