Missouri State University

BA Three-Year Graduation Plan

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

With a non-comprehensive BA degree, a minor of not less than 15 hours is required. For a BA degree the student will need 12 hours of foreign language, HST 103 and HST 104, a PHI course, and six hours of fine arts.

Check out the psychology course rotation before scheduling your classes.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
General Education Science4
PSY 150 Introduction to the Psychology Major1
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
MTH 130 Contemporary Math (or higher)3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
CIS 101 Computers for Learning2
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods3
BA Language3
ENG 110 Writing I3
HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 18773
General Education Science4
Total hours18

Third semester (summer)

Third semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
PSY Biological Processes Course3
PSY 302 Experimental Psychology3
General Education Humanities 3
BA Language3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
BA Language3
PSY Applied Course3
Upper Division Elective3
Minor Course3
Upper Division PSY Elective3
PSY Learning and Cognition Course3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
General Elective3
BA Fine Arts3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
Upper Division PSY Elective3
PSY Developmental Course3
BA Language3
Upper Division Minor3
Minor Course3
BA Upper Division Fine Arts 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
Upper Division Elective3
General Elective3
Upper Division PSY Elective3
Upper Division Minor3
Minor Course3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
Upper Division Elective3
PSY 411 Psychology of Diverse Populations3
Upper Division Elective3
Total hours9