Missouri State University

General Education Online Course Schedule

MS Online has the perfect pathway for you to get started on your bachelor’s degree at a distance. All general education requirements can be fulfilled with online classes offered every semester. Start on the proposed path in fall or spring.

Please note that this is just one pathway that you may choose to get through the General Education Program (GEP) requirements completely online in 2 years. You may wish to work with your adviser to modify the pathway to suit your specific individual needs.

When two or more courses are noted with “OR” select one of the options to fulfill the GEP distribution (code) requirements. Please view the GEP worksheet for individual requirements.

Students must take a placement exam to enroll in English 110 and Math 135. Contact Adult Student Services at 417-836-6929 or AdultStudentServices@MissouriState.edu.

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Please note: you will need a minimum of 47 credit hours to fulfill your general education requirements.

GEP 1-7
Basic Required
Courses


(14-21 hrs)
GEP 8-15
Natural World

(8-10 hrs)
GEP 16
Culture & Society

Humanities


(6 hrs)
GEP 17
Culture & Society

Social Sciences


(3 hrs)
GEP 18
Self-
Understanding

Social / Behavioral


(3 hrs)
GEP 19
Self-
Understanding

Humanities


(3 hrs)
GEP 20
Self-
Understanding

Creativity & Vision


(3 hrs)
GEP 21 & 22
Public Affairs
 
(6 hrs)

SEMESTER 1 • 12 hours

GEP 101 First Year Foundations GEP 1 2 hrs  
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking GEP 3 3 hrs OR
ENG 110 Writing I GEP 4 3 hrs  
MTH 135 College Algebra GEP 6 3 hrs  
BMS 100 Concepts / Issues in Life Sciences GEP 10 4 hrs OR
CHM 106 Fundamentals of Chemistry GEP 13 4 hrs  

SEMESTER 2 • 13 hours

CIS 101 Computers for Learning GEP 2 2 hrs OR
CSC 101 Computers for Learning GEP 2 2 hrs  
           
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking GEP 3 3 hrs OR
ENG 110 Writing I GEP 4 3 hrs  
KIN 100 Fitness for Living GEP 7 2 hrs with permission from department
           
PLS 101 American Democracy & Citizenship GEP 22 3 hrs  
ANT 100 World Cultures GEP 17 3 hrs OR
SOC 150 Introduction to Society GEP 17 3 hrs  

SEMESTER 3 • 12 hours

ENG 210 Writing II: Academic Writing GEP 5 3 hrs OR
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions GEP 5 3 hrs OR
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing GEP 5 3 hrs OR
NUR 472 Writing II: Nursing Rsch/Scholarly Writing GEP 5 3 hrs  
LLT 121 Classical Mythology GEP 16 3 hrs OR
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. GEP 16 3 hrs OR
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. GEP 16 3 hrs OR
PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues GEP 16 3 hrs OR
MUS 346 Music in Western Culture and Society II GEP 16 3 hrs  
PSY 121 Introduction to Psychology GEP 18 3 hrs  
HST 121 Survey of the History of the U.S. to 1877 GEP 21 3 hrs  

SEMESTER 4 • 10 hours

REL 100 Introduction to Religion GEP 19 3 hrs OR
LLT 180 Hero and Quest GEP 19 3 hrs OR
ENG 287 Life Stages in Literature GEP 19 3 hrs OR
ENG 380 Introduction to Women's Literature GEP 19 3 hrs  
THE 101 Introduction to Theater and Drama Arts GEP 20 3 hrs OR
ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry GEP 20 3 hrs OR
ENG 205 Creative Writing: Nonfiction GEP 20 3 hrs OR
ENG 215 Creative Writing: Short Story GEP 20 3 hrs  
GRY 135 Principles of Weather & Climate (with Lab) GEP 14 4 hrs