BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

PHY 110 Big Ideas in Physics 2
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

MTH 280 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I 5
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

MTH 302 Multivariate Calculus 3
PHY 204 Foundations of Physics II 5
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
PHY 291 Introduction to Computational Physics 3
Humanities elective 3
Arts Elective 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

PHY 375 Modern Physics 3
PHY 353 Electricity and Magnetism 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
MTH 303 Differential Equations 3
Physics elective (300 or above) 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

BIO 122 General Biology II 4
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
PHY 343 Thermal Physics 3
PHY 385 Experiments in Modern Physics 2
Physics elective (300 or above) 3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

AST 115 Basic Astronomy 4
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4
PHY 333 Intermediate Mechanics 3
PHY 386 Undergraduate Research I 1
Cultural competence elective 3
Public Issues elective 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
PHY 324 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.) 0
PHY 391 Mathematics for Science and Engineering I 3
PHY 486 Undergraduate Research II 1
SCI 505 Intellectual Foundations of Science and Technology 3
Total hours14

If entering the MAT Program, Foundations in Special Education (SPE 715 (3)) and Psychology of Education (PSY 710 (3)) need to be taken during the candidate's BS program so that the courses are completed before the summer SFR 797 course is taken.

GPA requirements include: at least a 2.50 GPA on all courses attempted at all colleges attended; at least a 2.50 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study); at least a 2.50 GPA in any additional certificate subject area; at least a 2.50 GPA in the professional educational courses; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses.

Other requirements include: CBASE score of 265 or higher or completion of waiver contract to continue in BSED program beyond SEC 302 and for graduation; Praxis II exam must be taken prior to Supervised Teaching semester; must