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 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.) 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
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
GEC 114 PLS 101: U.S. and MO Constitution 3
Total hours18-19

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
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 3
B.A. Fine Arts choice 3
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
GEC 105 (Writing 2) 3
ENG 340 Survey of English Literature I 3
HST 103 or HST 104 3
Total hours9

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEC 106 Life Sciences choice 3-4
GEC 116 Public Issues-choose PHI 105 Critical Thinking or PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 350 Survey of American Literature I 3
Minor: 2 course choices 6
B.A. Language Requirement 3
Total hours18-19

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 351 Survey of American Literature II 3
ENG 390 or ENG 491 3
English Elective (Excluding ENG 110, 210, 221, 310) 3
Literature course (ENG 282, 354, 355, 360, 361, 362, 363, 380 or 483) 3
Minor: 1 course choice 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
ENG 341 Survey of English Literature II 3
GEC 112 The Arts choice 3
GEC 110 Social and Behavioral choice 3
Total hours9

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Minor: 1 course choice 3
Literature course (ENG 312, 510, 513, 541, 543, or 598) 3
BA Fine Arts choice 3
ENG 500 level Literature Course 3
English Elective (Excluding ENG 110, 210, 221, 310) 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 500 level Literature Course 3
Minor: 2 course choices 6
ENG 301 Seminar in English Studies and Public Affairs 3
Free Elective 1-3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
Total hours16-18