BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Professional Writing

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule. 

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
ENG 110 Writing I 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
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (with lab) - General Education 4
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
BA Requirement - Language 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues
3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
The Arts - General Education
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
BA Requirement - Language 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E. 3
ENG 373 Writing with Technology 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
BA Requirement - Language 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 377 Scientific and Technical Editing 3
ENG 421 Advanced Technical Writing 3
ENG 487 Analysis of Scientific Literature 3
BA Requirement - Language 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 574 Technical Writing Internship 3
ENG 473 Writing with Technology II
or ENG 570 Writing in the Health Professions
or ENG 572 Writing Grant Proposals
or ENG 573 Writing for the Web
or ENG 575 Topics in Professional Writing
3
ENG 473 Writing with Technology II
or ENG 570 Writing in the Health Professions
or ENG 572 Writing Grant Proposals
or ENG 573 Writing for the Web
or ENG 575 Topics in Professional Writing
3
BA Requirement - Fine Arts 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 500 Advanced Writing: Nonfiction 3
ENG 473 Writing with Technology II
or ENG 570 Writing in the Health Professions
or ENG 572 Writing Grant Proposals
or ENG 573 Writing for the Web
or ENG 575 Topics in Professional Writing
3
ENG 473 Writing with Technology II
or ENG 570 Writing in the Health Professions
or ENG 572 Writing Grant Proposals
or ENG 573 Writing for the Web
or ENG 575 Topics in Professional Writing
3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 422 Career Focus in Professional Writing 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
General elective 3
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0
Total hours12
Degree plan last reviewed 07-02-2018.