University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Sep 25, 2020  

Houston Community College: Silver Core Curriculum Transfer Agreement

  • A candidate for a bachelor’s degree must earn a minimum of 120 units, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. A minimum of 60 units must be taken at a 4-year institution with a minimum of 30 units (300-level or above) in residence at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Students who complete the Texas Common Core will automatically fulfill lower-division general education requirements (CO1-8) at the University unless specific general education courses are required for completion of the student’s major program.
  • To find out how other courses transfer, visit the course equivalency guide.

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Reno
Transfer Center
(775) 784-4700 option 2
Fitzgerald Student Services Building, Second Floor

University Core Curriculum Office 
(775) 784-4710
Clark Administration Building, Room 206

Houston Community College
Transfer Center
(713) 718-2000​​

To ensure a successful transition to the University and graduation in four years, students must work with academic advisors at UNR and HCC throughout their career.

It is not necessary to meet all lower-division Core Curriculum requirements at a community college before transferring to the University. Courses not listed may be evaluated on an individual basis. UNR’s general (not college or major specific) lower-division Core requirements will be waived for students who complete the Texas Common Core INCLUDING one laboratory science course. Completion of the Texas Common Core must be certified on an official transcript or in an accompanying memo from HCC.

Note: If you have a declared major, please refer to the University Catalog for specific college requirements in the Silver Core Curriculum.

Silver Core General Education Requirements

Complete the courses listed below at Houston Community College to meet the General Education requirements for your major program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy.”

Silver Core Writing (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

  • UNR ENG 101: ENGL 1301
  • UNR ENG 102: ENGL 1302

Silver Core Mathematics (3 units minimum) - CO2

  • MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2305, 2412, 2413

Silver Core Natural Sciences (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L

At least one of the courses used here must include an appropriate lab experience:

  • CO4L: ASTR 1403; CHEM 1411, 1412; GEOL 1403; PHYS 2325 & 2125, 2326 & 2126
  • CO4: None

Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6

  • ANTH 2351; ECON 2301, 2302; GEOG 1303; GOVT 2301 or 2305; PSYC 2301; SOCI 1301; SPCH 1311

Silver Core Fine Arts (3 units) - CO7

  • ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; MUSI 1306

Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8

History and Culture (3 units)

  • CH 201 substitution: HIST 2311 OR 
  • CH 202 substitution: HIST 2312

United States and Nevada Constitutions (3 units)

  • CH 203 substitution: HIST 1301 or GOVT 2301 or 2305 and one of the following must be completed at UNR for CH 203 credit: HIST 102, 217, PSC 100 or PSC 208

Note: After matriculation to the University of Nevada, Reno, students may not take substitute courses for Core Humanities. Students must satisfy any remaining CH requirements by completing the required CH courses.

Additional Silver Core Requirements

Complete the courses listed below at Houston Community College to meet the lower-division additional Silver Core requirements for your major program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Science, Technology & Society - CO9

  • CHEM 1412

Diversity & Equity - CO10

Select one course from the following: 

  • HIST 2371, 2381; HUMA 2319

Global Context Course - CO11

Complete this requirement at UNR.

Ethics Course - CO12

  • COSC 1436 OR
  • PHIL 2306

Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13

Complete this upper-division requirement at UNR.

Application Course - CO14

Complete this upper-division requirement at UNR.