Missouri State University

BA Three-Year Graduation Plan

This is a model three-year graduation plan. The three-year plan can be completed in six regular semesters and three summer semesters. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English and mathematics.

Sample schedule

This non-comprehensive degree program requires the completion of a minor. Adjustments can be made in consultation with your advisor if your chosen minor requires different hours. A projected course offering list is provided on the course rotation page.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics3
PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
General elective1
Total hours20

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
CSC 101 Computers for Learning2
PHI 305 Elements of Symbolic Logic3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
General Science elective4
PHI 310 History of Western Philosophy: Modern3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 18773
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

Third semester courses Credit hours
SOC 150 Introduction to Society3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
PHI 306 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient3
BA language course3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.3
General Science elective4
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
General elective1
Total hours17

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
BA language course3
PHI 340 Philosophy of Law3
PHI 325 Philosophy of Science: Explanation, Objectivity and Progress3
Upper level minor course3
Minor course3
General elective3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
MUS 241 The Language of Music3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
PHI 315 Philosophy of Religion3
PHI 302 Environmental Ethics3
BA language course3
Upper level minor course3
Minor course3
Upper level general elective3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
PHI 513 Bioethics3
BA language course3
Upper level minor course3
PHI 342 Global Ethics3
Minor course3
Upper level general elective3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
Upper level general elective3
Upper level general elective3
Total hours6