Prerequisites

A foundation for your success

The following academic background is necessary for success in the application process and throughout the program.

Prerequisite courses

Below is the minimum number of required hours listed by discipline. The course numbers after each discipline indicate those courses offered at Missouri State University that fulfill that prerequisite. Students must complete the courses listed below, or their equivalents, in order to satisfy the prerequisite. If you have questions regarding the prerequisites, contact the Director of Admissions at 417-836-4514. Courses listed below are offered at Missouri State University. 

  1. English: 6 hrs. English (Composition I and II)
  2. Mathematics: 3 hrs. College Algebra (MTH 135) or higher
  3. Statistics: 3 hrs. MTH 340 or MTH 545 or ECO 308 or QBA 237 or PSY 200 or SOC 302 or BIO 550
  4. College Physics: 8 hrs. PHY 123 and PHY 124
  5. Chemistry: 8 hrs. CHM 160 & 161, CHM 170  & 171 or CHM 201, CHM 202
  6. Psychology: 6 hrs. One course should cover basic psychology and one should include abnormal psychology, PSY 121, PSY 304
  7. General Biology: 8 hrs. BIO 121 and BIO 122 or BMS 110 & BMS 111 & BMS 230
  8. Human or Vertebrate Anatomy: 4 hrs. BMS 307
  9. Human or Vertebrate Physiology: 4 hrs. BMS 308

Recommended courses (examples given)

  1. Spanish: SPN 101
  2. Computer Applications for Business: CIS 201
  3. Personal Financial Planning: FIN 381
  4. Management:  MGT 286
  5. Introduction to Biochemistry: CHM 350
  6. Interpersonal Communications: COM 205
  7. Applied Behavior Analysis: PSY 508
  8. Cellular Biology: BIO 320
  9. Biomedical Sci: BMS 240, BMS 260, BMS 450, BMS 467, BMS 563, BMS 567BMS 585
  10. Communication Sciences and Disorders: CSD 201
  11. Philosophy: PHI 105PHI 302 and PHI 342, PHI 513
  12. Psychology of Childhood:  PSY 331
  13. Human Growth and Development:  PSY 703 or CFD 155
  14. Social Work: SWK 200