BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Second Language Track

Sample schedule

The below schedule is only one example of a possible degree plan and is provided for informational purposes only. Meet with an advisor early to develop a degree plan that best suits your needs.

The following degree plan is based on the 2021-22 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Elementary course for First language (course 101) 3
Life Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Elementary course for First language (course 102) 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
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Intermediate course for First language (course 201) 3
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Elementary course for Second language (course 101) 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Intermediate course for First language (course 202) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
MCL 100 Language and Culture in Global Context
or IDS 297
3
Conversation course for First language (course 311 or 205) 3
Elementary course for Second language (course 102) 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Composition course for First language (course 312) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
General elective 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Intermediate course for Second language (course 201) 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Language elective (upper level) 3
Language elective (upper level) 3
Language elective (upper level) 3
Intermediate course for Second language (course 202) 3
Conversation course for 2nd language (course 311 or 205) 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
First language elective (upper level) 3
First language elective (upper level) 3
Composition course for Second language (course 312) 3
Second language elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MCL 495 Languages and Society Capstone 3
First language elective (upper level) 3
First language elective (upper level) 3
Second language elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Tips for success

  • Students with prior language experience may be eligible to begin at a more advanced level based on dual-credit transfers and/or placement tests results. Students who test out of lower-level courses may receive retroactive credit upon successful completion of more advanced courses.
  • Students may complete the Bachelor of Science in Modern Language with a concentration in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. This 8-semester plan applies to all language concentrations. (Chinese and Japanese options require at least a semester abroad.)
  • Students must meet with an advisor in their language area to design an advised course list.
  • The Language Composition course (312) represented in Semester 5 above is a prerequisite for all language courses after it and should be taken as early as possible.
  • Students wishing to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in a modern language may pursue an individualized major.
  • All electives in Semesters Seven and Eight must be Upper-Division.
  • Students must take at least one Language Upper-Division course in literature and one Language Upper-Division course in culture or history.
  • Students must meet all other university requirements for graduation, to include 120 credit hour minimum and 40 credit hours of upper-division courses.
Degree plan last reviewed 04-07-2022.