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
Total hours18-19
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
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.
or HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.
3
GEC 114 PLS 101: U.S. and MO Constitution 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
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

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours9
GEC 105 (Writing 2) 3
ENG 340 Survey of English Literature I 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.
or HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.
3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18-19
GEC 106 Life Sciences choice 3-4
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

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ENG 351 Survey of American Literature II 3
ENG 390 Modern English Grammar
or ENG 491 History of the English Language
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

Sixth semester (summer)

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

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
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

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16-18
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