Passport Blocks

​Dallas College Passport Block

The Interstate Passport® at Dallas College is awarded to students who have achieved lower-division general education learning outcomes in a set of approved courses that are recognized by all other colleges and universities participating. You must earn a grade of C or higher in each of these approved courses to receive a passport. If you earn the passport at Dallas College, you may transfer your general education as a block instead of course by course to any school that is also a passport network member. This streamlined transfer of general education saves time and money because you will not have to repeat general education requirements when you transfer to another passport institution.

The Dallas College passport aligns with the Texas state requirement of a 42-credit-hour core curriculum for all undergraduate students outlined in the Texas Education Code 61.821-822. The purpose of the core curriculum is to ensure that undergraduate students develop the essential knowledge and skills they need to be successful in college, in a career, in their communities and in life. In addition, the core curriculum facilitates the transfer of lower-division course credit among public colleges, universities and health-related institutions throughout the state of Texas.


You must take one of the courses below to fulfill the Oral Communications passport learning outcome. If you choose a course from Option A, then you must also complete PHED 1164 in the Critical Thinking Block. If you choose a course from Option B, no additional course is needed.


You must complete both courses to fulfill the Written Communication requirement.

  • ENGL 1301 Composition I
  • ENGL 1302 Composition II

You must select one course from the list that aligns with your intended career path. Visit the Guided Pathways website to see different career path options, aligned with our seven schools.

  • MATH 1314 College Algebra
  • MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
  • MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1325 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)
  • MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
  • MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I (Fundamentals of Mathematics I)
  • MATH 1414 College Algebra
  • MATH 2412 Pre-Calculus Math
  • MATH 2413 Calculus I
  • MATH 2414 Calculus II

You must select 2 courses from the Natural Sciences area.

This requirement, however, cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.


You Must Complete HIST 1301. You must then select one additional HIST course and one additional course from HUMA, PHIL, or Foreign Language.

*Though you may opt to take ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2341, or 2351 to fulfill the Language, Philosophy and Culture core curriculum requirement, those courses will not fulfill the 2nd part of the Human Cultures Passport requirement.


If you choose to complete a SPCH or SGNL course in the Oral Communication requirement, you must complete the following course:

PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness

If You choose to complete a 4-semester credit hour foreign language course in the "Oral Communication" requirement, no additional courses are required. All courses outlined in the other 8 knowledge and skills areas also fulfill the Critical Thinking requirement.


You must take one of the courses in this area.

  • ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
  • ARTS 1303 Art History I
  • ARTS 1304 Art History II
  • DANC 2303 Dance Appreciation
  • DRAM 1310 Theater Appreciation
  • DRAM 2361 History of Theater I
  • DRAM 2366 Film Appreciation
  • HUMA 1311 Mexican-American Fine Arts Appreciation
  • HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation
  • MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
  • MUSI 1307 Music Literature
  • MUSI 1310 American Music

All courses outlined in the Natural Sciences, Creative Expression and the SPCH courses from the Oral Communication knowledge and skill area will fulfill the Teamwork and Value Systems requirement.


You must complete both courses in the Government/Political Science list and one from the Social and Behavioral Sciences list.


  • GOVT 2305 Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Choose 1 course:

  • ANTH 2302 Introduction to Archeology
  • ANTH 2346 General Anthropology
  • ANTH 2351 Cultural Anthropology
  • BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy
  • COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRIJ 1307 Crime in America
  • ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics
  • ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEOG 1302 Human Geography
  • GEOG 1303 World Regional Geography
  • GOVT 2304 Introduction to Political Science
  • GOVT 2311 Mexican-American and Latinx Politics
  • HIST 2321 World Civilizations I
  • HIST 2322 World Civilizations II
  • HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I
  • PHED 1304 Personal/Community Health
  • PSYC 2301 General Psychology
  • PSYC 2306 Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development
  • PSYC 2316 Psychology of Personality
  • SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 1306 Social Problems
  • SOCI 2301 Marriage and the Family
  • SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality
  • SOCI 2319 Minority Studies
  • TECA 1303 Families, Schools and Community
  • TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development