BS 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 hours17
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
Elective 6

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
COM 315 Public Speaking II 3
Minor Elective 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
ENG 205 Creative Writing: Nonfiction 3
AST 115 Basic Astronomy 4
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or LLT 180 The Heroic Quest
3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
Minor Elective 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ENG 373 Writing with Technology 3
ENG 421 Advanced Technical Writing 3
ENG 570 or 575 or approved cognate-writing 3
Minor Elective 3
Free Electives 6

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 377 Scientific and Technical Editing 3
ENG 473 Writing with Technology II 3
ENG 487 Analysis of Scientific Literature 3
Minor Elective 3
Free Elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 500 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction 3
Literature or Linguistics (ENG 312, 340, 341, 350, 351, or 491) 3
Minor Elective 6
Free Elective (upper-division) 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 422 Career Focus in Professional Writing 3
ENG 574 Technical Writing Internship 3
Minor Elective (upper-division) 3
Free Electives 6