Freshman Curriculum

Missouri State University and the Missouri University of Science & Technology are proud to offer two engineering programs on the Missouri State University campus – Civil and Electrical Engineering.  Missouri State University will continue to offer a strong pre-engineering program to all students who wish to transfer to the Missouri University of Science & Technology or another engineering school and major in other areas of engineering.

All entering students into the Civil or Electrical Engineering programs must satisfy the enrollment restriction. Students must satisfy the admission requirements in the Missouri State University catalog and be admitted to Missouri State University. Formal admission into the Cooperative Engineering Program will be made by the Missouri University of Science & Technology, in consultation with Missouri State University, according to the admission criteria described in the Missouri University of Science & Technology catalog. 

Freshman year

The Freshman year curriculum is the same for all engineering majors. The EGR 110 - Study and Careers in Engineering course will discuss the different fields of engineering and help students decide which field of engineering they wish to study. The common Freshman curriculum is below:

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
EGR 110 Study and Careers in Engineering 1
TCM 110 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
*MTH 261 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
**History Requirement 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
ENG 110 Writing I 3
*MTH 280 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I 5
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

*See prerequisite requirements.

**The history requirement is selected from HST 121, HST 122 or PLS 101.

The remaining three years of the engineering curriculum depends on the major selected. Students majoring in Civil or Electrical Engineering will complete their degree at the Missouri State University campus. Students pursuing other engineering degrees should consult with an academic advisor to plan their second year of coursework at Missouri State University, and to prepare to transfer to the Missouri University of Science & Technology or another engineering school to complete their degree.