Four-Year Degree Plan: Unified Science Certification Area

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

Meet with the Earth science education advisor before scheduling your classes. Review the class schedule for course availability.

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

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
MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability 3
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
Total hours15

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
or MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
3-5
GLG 314 Historical Geology 3
GLG 332 Mineralogy 3
Total hours12-14

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GLG 334 Sedimentary Geology 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
GLG 333 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
GEO 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
Total hours14

Sixth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I
or PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I
4-5
BIO 122 General Biology II 4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4
Total hours15-16

Seventh semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GLG 340 Structural Geology 4
GLG 412 Field Geology of the Midcontinent Region 4
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 318 Physical Oceanography 3
SCI 505 Intellectual Foundations of Science and Technology 3
Total hours17

Eighth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
GLG 412 Field Geology of the Midcontinent Region 4
PHY 204 Foundations of Physics II
or PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II
4-5
Total hours7-8

Ninth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GLG 570 Principles of Stratigraphy 3
GRY 348 Geomorphology 3
GLG 358 Writing II: Reporting Geological Information 3
GEO 200 Exploring Our Digital Earth 3
PSY 710 Psychology of Education 3
Total hours15

Tenth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
AST 115 Basic Astronomy 4
Humanities - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
GLG 572 Geohydrology
or GLG 573 Engineering Geology
or GLG 590 Applied Geophysics
3
SPE 715 Foundations in Special Education 3
Total hours16
Degree plan last reviewed 03-06-2019.