BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Translation 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 language (course 101) 3
Life Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Elementary course for 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 Edcuation 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Intermediate course for language (course 201) 3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
Humanities - General Education 3
Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Intermediate course for 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 language (course 311 or 205) 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Composition course for language (course 312) 3
General elective 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Business Elective 3
MCL 310 Introduction to Translation and Interpreting 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Translation course for languages (course 410) 3
Language elective (upper level) 3
Language elective (upper level) 3
ENG 296 Introduction to Linguistics 3
COM 260 Communicating with Cultural Competence 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Professional course for language (course 415) 3
Language elective (upper level) 3
MCL 410 Translation Capstone Project 1
General elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MCL 495 Languages and Society Capstone 3
Language elective (upper level) 3
Language elective (upper level) 3
General 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, or Spanish. This 8-semester plan applies to all language concentrations. (Chinese program requires at least a semester abroad.)
  • Students must meet with an advisor in their language area to design an advised course list, to include the Business Elective in Semester 5. Students must select from ACC 201, MKT 350 or MGT 340.
  • 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 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.
  • Students wishing to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in a modern language may pursue an individualized major.
Degree plan last reviewed 04-07-2022.