University Core


The University Core consists of 42 hours of general education courses which are required of all students regardless of their major. It is designed to give students basic intellectual competencies in reading, writing, speaking, listening, critical thinking, and computer literacy. Courses which constitute the university core come from English, History, Political Science, Math, and other disciplines.
Courses associated with the core curriculum may be taken at UNT or at another accredited educational institution and then transferred to UNT. University Core Requirements provides a list of UNT courses that satisfy the core.
If you have taken courses at a community college or another Texas university, you may determine which ones are equivalent to UNT courses through the Texas Common Course Numbering System. More information on transferring course credit may be found at Transfer Now.
If you have not completed all of your core requirements, you may want to consider taking some upper division core courses (those numbered 3000 and higher) from UNT. By doing so, you may be able to maximize the number of credits you are able to transfer from a community college. Your UNT advisor will help you decide what makes the most sense for you.