BS Four-Year Degree Plan: American Studies Track

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Physical Sciences - General Education 3-5
Total hours14-17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Life Sciences or Physical Sciences (with lab) - General Education 3-5
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours15-17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
HST 210 Writing II: Historical Inquiry 3
HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues
3
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E. 3
HST 313 American Cultural History 3
U.S. - HST elective (upper level) 3
Course from list D 3
Social and Behavior Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
HST 390 Introduction to Historiography 3
U.S. - HST elective (upper level) 3
Non-Western/Cross-Regional - HST elective (upper level) 3
Course from list A 3
U.S. - HST elective (upper level) 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
HST 393 United States History Primary Source Seminar 3
Non-Western/Cross-Regional - HST elective (upper level) 3
U.S. - HST elective (upper level) 3
Course from list C 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
HST 598 Senior Seminar in History 3
U.S. - HST elective (500+ level)
History elective (upper level) 3
Course from list B 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
World - HST elective (500+ level) 3
History elective 3
European - HST elective (upper level) 3
Course from list A, B or C 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Course list A: Society and Culture

  • AAS 100 
  • AAS 397 
  • ANT 325 
  • ANT 390 
  • ANT 525 
  • GRY 301 
  • GRY 318 
  • OZK 150 
  • OZK 300 
  • REL 131
  • REL 315 
  • REL 344 
  • REL 346 
  • REL 390 
  • REL 531 

Course list B: Arts and Literature

  • ART 273 
  • ART 385 
  • ART 485 
  • ENG 350
  • ENG 351 
  • ENG 354 
  • ENG 355  
  • ENG 385 
  • ENG 386 
  • ENG 485 
  • ENG 516 
  • ENG 517 
  • ENG 519 
  • ENG 553 
  • ENG 557 
  • ENG 558 
  • ENG 559 
  • ENG 562 
  • MED 325 
  • MED 374 
  • MED 375 
  • MUS 347 
  • THE 547

Course list C: Politics, Economics and the Law

  • ECO 320

  • PLS 255

  • PLS 301

  • PLS 316

  • PLS 317 

  • PLS 413

  • PLS 414

  • PLS 419

  • PLS 515

  • PLS 517

  • PLS 535

Course list D

  • AGR 330
  • ANT 320
  • ENG 321 
  • MTH 340
  • PHI 341
  • PSY 200 
  • QBA 237 
  • REC 328 
  • PHI 305 
  • PHI 325 
  • SOC 302
Degree plan last reviewed 06-22-2018.