Three-Year Degree Plan

The three-year degree plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. However, a three-year degree plan is not best suited for every student. It assumes:

  • No remedial coursework is required.
  • The student does not fail any classes.
  • The student does not change either the major or minor.
  • The student is willing to take classes each summer.

Also, a three-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University. Please remember that course availability and prerequisites are subject to change, so consult with your advisor when scheduling your classes. A list of course offerings is listed on the course rotation page.

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.

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 hours18
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 or above 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Natural World with Lab 4

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
CIS 260 Introduction to Java Programming 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
Cultural Competence 3

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
CIS 388 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
CIS 266 Introduction to .Net Development with C#
or CIS 370 Introduction to Web Development
3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
CIS 330 Networking and Linux OS 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours7
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
CIS 466 Advanced .Net Development with C#
or CIS 475 Advanced Web Development
3
CIS 395 Database Management Systems Concepts and Design 3
CIS List 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
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
CIS 494 Internship in Computer Information Systems
or CIS 528 Database Application Development with Oracle
1-3
CIS List 3
CIS list 3
CIS 461 Strategic Management Information Systems with Business Intelligence 3
Electives 4

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
Globalization Course 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3

GPA requirements

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to be guaranteed admission to the College of Business. Students must complete CIS 260 with a grade "C" or better.