Missouri State University

BA Four-Year Graduation Plan

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year graduation plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as availability of courses. Check out the course rotation, course rotation by modalities and the evening course rotation by modalities before scheduling your classes, and visit with your advisor to develop the plan that is right for you.

A minor is required for this major. Minors typically require 18-24 credit hours.  This plan assumes an 18 credit hour minor. This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
REL 100 Introduction to Religion3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
REL 101 Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible3
MTH 130 or higher3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
Computers for Learning - CIS/CSC 1012
REL 102 Literature and World of the New Testament3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Gen ed: natural world4
REL 131 Religion in America3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
REL 210 Paths of World Religions3
Language I3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Gen ed: culture & society/social science3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
Religion elective - 300-level or higher3
Language II3
Gen ed: natural world4
HST 121/122 - Survey of the History of the United States3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
Religion elective - 300-level or higher3
Minor course3
Language III3
Writing II (ENG 310 recommended)3
Fine arts (upper level)3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
Religion elective - 300-level or higher3
Language IV3
PHI 105 or 1103
Minor course3
Fine arts (upper level)3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
REL 580 Theories of Religion3
Religion elective - 300-level or higher3
Minor course - 300-level or higher3
Gen ed: self-understanding/creativity & vision3
General elective3
Minor course - 300-level or higher3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
Religion elective - 500-level3
Minor course - 300-level or higher3
Minor course - 300-level or higher3
Elective - 300-level or higher3
Gen ed: self-understanding/social behavioral3
Total hours15