BA Four-Year Degree Plan

Non-Comprehensive, Minor Required

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
Total hours15-16
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

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
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
3
AGR 100 Food Security
or MED 120 Mass Media and Society
3
B.A. Language Requirement 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
ENG 200 Great Books and Instant Classics 3
BMS 100 Concepts and Issues in the Life Sciences 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.
or HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.
3
B.A. Language Requirement 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
ENG 205 Creative Writing: Nonfiction 3
AST 115 Basic Astronomy 4
PHI 105 Critical Thinking 3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ENG 373 Writing with Technology 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.
or HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.
3
ENG 390 Modern English Grammar 3
ENG 282 Literature by Women 3
Minor Elective 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ENG 377 Scientific and Technical Editing 3
COM 315 Public Speaking II 3
ENG 473 Writing with Technology II 3
ENG 575 Topics in Prof. Writing (or approve cognate) 3
Minor Elective 6

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 421 Advanced Technical Writing 3
ENG 500 Adv Writing - Nonfiction (ENG 312, 340, 341, 350, or 351) 3
British or American Literature 3
Minor Elective 6

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 422 Career Focus in Professional Writing 3
ENG 574 Technical Writing Internship 3
ENG 487 Analysis of Scientific Literature 3
Minor Elective (upper-division) 6