BA Four-Year Degree Plan

The history degree at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English and mathematics.

Check out the history course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
Gen Ed – Natural World 4
Gen Ed – Social and Behavioral Science 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HST 210 Writing II: Historical Inquiry 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Gen Ed – Natural World 4
Gen Ed – Arts 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
Gen Ed – Cultural Competence 3
BA Fine Arts 3
Gen Ed – Social and Behavioral Science 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy
3
HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
HST 300+ (US) 3
HST 300+ (Non-West) 3
BA Fine Arts 3
Foreign Language 3
Elective 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
HST 300+ (Anc/Eur) 3
HST 300+ (Non-West) 3
Foreign Language 3
Minor Course 3
HST 392 European History Primary Source Seminar
or HST 393 United States History Primary Source Seminar
or HST 394 World History Primary Source Seminar
3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
History Elective 300+ 3
HST 390 Introduction to Historiography 3
Foreign Language 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
History Elective 300+ 3
HST 598 Senior Seminar in History 3
Foreign Language 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
History Elective 300+ 3