BA Four-Year Degree Plan

You can easily complete your English degree in four years (eight semesters). The four-year degree plan 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 four-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.)

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
GEC 108 or 109 Physical Sciences choice 4-5
GEC 111 Humanities-choose HIST 103 World Hist before 1600 C.E. or HIST 104 World Hist after 1600 3
Total hours15-16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
GEC 113 HST 121 Hist of U.S. to 1877 or HST 122 Hist of U.S. since 1877 3
GEC 110 Social and Behavioral choice 3
GEC 115 Cultural Competence choice 3
B.A. Fine Arts choice 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 3
ENG 340 Survey of English Literature I 3
HST 103 or HST 104 3
GEC 106 Life Sciences choice 3-4
GEC 116 Public Issues-choose PHI 105 Critical Thinking or PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
Total hours18-19

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GEC 105 (Writing II) 3
ENG 350 Survey of American Literature I 3
GEC 112 The Arts choice 3
GEC 110 Social and Behavioral choice 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 351 Survey of American Literature II 3
ENG 390 or ENG 491 3
ENG 341 Survey of English Literature II 3
Minor: 2 course choices 6
GEC 116 Public Issues choice 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Literature course (ENG 282, 354, 355, 360, 361, 362, 363, 380, or 483) 3
Literature course (ENG 312, 510, 513, 541, 543 or 598) 3
B.A. Fine Arts choice 3
Minor: 1 course choice 3
GEC 114: PLS 101 U.S. and MO Constitution 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 500 level Literature Course 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
English Elective (Excluding ENG 110, 210, 221, 310) 3
Minor: 2 course choices 6
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 301 Seminar in English Studies and Public Affairs 3
ENG 500 level Literature Course 3
Minor: 1 course choice 3
Free Electives: One course choice 1-3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
Total hours13-15