The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has developed a core curriculum required of all undergraduate students enrolled at public institutions of higher learning in the state of Texas. The purpose of the core curriculum is as follows:
Through the core curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world; develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world; and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning.
The THECB has developed a set of six core objectives associated with promoting the purpose of the core curriculum. They are listed below and are immediately followed by the THECB's abbreviation and description of each objective:
The THECB requires that these core objectives be integrated into core curriculum courses offered at Texas Tech University. No single course is required to address all six core objectives; the core objectives any core curriculum course correlate with that course's Foundational Component Area.