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College Core Courses

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Online College Core Courses

Get ahead (or catch up) with flexible online college core courses.

University Extension (UEX) online courses can help you complete your college core curriculum course requirements at a time that fits your schedule. Courses offered by UEX provide college credit, are transferable and appear on an official UT Austin transcript. Admission is not required, but some courses have prerequisites.

Semester-based Online Courses

Each semester UEX offers a selection of online courses for students looking for flexibility and structure that includes interaction with classmates. Students complete reading assignments, watch lectures and complete online activities on their own schedules, with due dates and deadlines established within each learning module.

UEX's semester-based online courses follow the university's semester calendar, beginning three times a year, in mid-January, early June and late August. Browse all semester courses.

Self-paced Online Courses

UEX self-paced online courses are perfect for motivated and self-directed students looking to optimize flexibility without sacrificing faculty guidance. Self-paced online courses can be started at any time and taken from anywhere you have an internet connection. You have up to five months to complete the coursework, and you can purchase additional time, if necessary.

Midterm and final exams have to be taken in person at an approved testing center, which will most often be at a nearby college or university campus. Browse all self-paced online courses.

Before enrolling in a course to satisfy a prerequisite, we encourage students to check with the school where they plan to use the course, as degree programs and requirements vary greatly within and across institutions.

The Courses You Need—Available When You Need Them


Humanities & U.S. History



Natural Sciences and Technology

Natural Sciences & Technology, Parts 1 & 2

Visual and Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts

Related Courses

M 301 – College Algebra

Use this course to brush up on the basic facts and techniques of algebra that are used over and over again in almost every college-level mathematics course before moving on to the mathematics core.

PHL 301 – Introduction to Philosophy

Though not a core requirement, the study of philosophy promotes independent thinking, critical reading skills, analytical skills and the ability to think abstractly, which are valuable skills for any college student.

PSY 304 – Introduction to Child Psychology

This course offers students greater knowledge of human development through the study of the growth, maturation, and behavior of children.

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