Four-Year Degree Plan: Categorical Science Certification Area

Degree plan

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
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3
AST 115 Basic Astronomy 4
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4
Total hours17

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5
GEO 200 Exploring Our Digital Earth 3
GLG 314 Historical Geology 3
GLG 332 Mineralogy 3
Total hours14

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GEO 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability 3
GLG 318 Physical Oceanography 3
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I
or PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I
4-5
Total hours14-15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
GLG 415 Invertebrate Paleontology 4
Course for minor or general elective (GRY, PLN or GRY) 3
Course for minor or general elective (GRY, PLN or GRY) 3
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II
or PHY 204 Foundations of Physics II
4-5
Total hours18-19

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GLG 333 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
GLG 334 Sedimentary Geology 3
Course for minor 3
GLG 412 Field Geology of the Midcontinent Region 4
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GLG 358 Writing II: Reporting Geological Information 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
GLG 171 Environmental Geology 3
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography 4
SCI 505 Intellectual Foundations of Science and Technology 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GLG 340 Structural Geology 4
SPE 715 Foundations in Special Education 3
PSY 710 Psychology of Education 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours16
Degree plan last reviewed 03-07-2019.