BA Three-Year Degree Plan

Eager to start your career?

You can finish your degree in six regular and three summer semesters. Be prepared for a fast and focused three years, though, and make sure you meet the following criteria:

  • Don’t need any remedial courses
  • Don’t fail any courses
  • Don’t change your major or minor
  • Are willing to take courses each summer

This program does not take into account dual or transfer credit.

Course availability and prerequisites can change, so talk to your advisor each time you schedule courses.

This is a model three-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school and your choice of general education electives.

Minor required. (Minors typically require 18-24 credit hours.) Total 125-126 credit hours

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

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)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics (or higher) 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning (or elective if waived) 2-3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
Total hours17-18

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
HST 121 or HST 122 Survey of U.S. Hist 3
ANT 100 World Cult. or SOC 150 Intro to Soci. 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science 4
Total hours19

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
ENG 215 Creative Writing: Short Story 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
Total hours9

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 205 Creative Writing: Nonfiction 3
AST 115 Basic Astronomy 4
PHI 105 Crit Think or ENG 287 Life Stages Lit. 3
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 3
ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
Total hours19

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 351 Survey of American Literature II 3
ENG 282 or ENG 354 3
PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
B.A. Fine Arts Requirement 3
Minor Elective 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
ENG 341 or ENG 350 or ENG 340 3
ENG 303 Creative Writing-Poetry II or ENG 315 – Creative Writing-Fiction II 3
Minor Elective 3
Total hours9

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 516 (Course no longer offered. View course number changes.)
ENG 501 or ENG 503 3
ENG 341 or ENG 350 or ENG 340 3
Minor Elective 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 508 Creative Writing Project 3
Minor Elective (upper-division) 3
ENG 548 or ENG 553 3
Free Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Intersession Class 1
Total hours16