If you are planning to use junior college as a route to university and financial aid, then it is
important to utilize THE CORE CURRICULUM. You do this in one of two ways.
1. Take at least 52 hours at a junior college making certain to complete this core and keep
your GPA above 3.5 for maximum financial aid opportunity once you transfer.
2. If you know which college you are going to transfer to and have an idea of the major you
plan to take then go online and download the DEGREE PLAN for that major at that
college. Then cross-reference that DEGREE PLAN with this CORE. Then take all the
classes that are on both lists plus any prerequisites.
ENGL 1301 Often cross-references at ENG 101. aka Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 1302 Some degree plans only ask for this class but 1301 is a pre-requisite.
SPCH 1311 aka Speech or Oral Communications
ENGL 2300+ aka English, British or World Literature.
HIST 1301 aka US History
HIST 1301 Some colleges only require one of these 2 history classes.
GOVT 2301 aka Political Studies/Science or American Government
GOVT 2302 This second class is often optional
May substitute with Anthropology 2346, 2351, Economics 1303, 2301,
PSYC 2301 or… 2302, 2311, Psychology 2314, 2316, Sociology 1301, 1306, 2319
All of these classes are generally interchangeable: Drama 1310 or 2366 or
HUMA1315 Art 1301,03,04 or Dance 2303 or Music 1306,08,09 or Literature
MATH 1414 College Algebra or above will be accepted.
STAT 1301+ College Statistics or Intro to Statistics
CHEM 1405 & 1407 or BIOL 1408 & 1409 or PHYS 1405 or 1411/12 are
2 Lab Sciences the easy versions of these three subjects. You may also take GEOL,
ASTR. You can mix and match but consider what your major will need.
COSC 1300+ Intro to computer literacy or word processing.
Ex: Spanish 1311, 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312. The same for Italian, French,
2 Semesters of Any
and German. Colleges require 2 semesters of college foreign language
Foreign Language classes. Some schools accept sign language or programming instead.
*If you take all of these classes you will have 56 college credits and be more than ready to
transfer to a university. You will have auto admission at many schools and not need an
SAT or ACT. If your GPA in these classes is 3.5 or better you will qualify for good