B.S. in Professional Writing

OTC to MSU Sample Degree Completion Plan

This program assumes that the following have been completed prior to beginning this program at Missouri State University:

  1. A.A. Degree
  2. Electives at OTC have been chosen in consultation with OTC academic advisement, and if the prospective major as well as minor to be pursued at Missouri State University are known, advice from those academic departments has been sought.
  3. Completion of ENG 220, ENG 225, ENG 240 or ENG 245 at OTC meets the “Literature/Linguistics” requirement of the B.S. in Professional Writing. See the Transfer Equivalency guide at missouristate.edu/admissions/courseequivalencies.htm

OTC to MSU
B.S. in Professional Writing Brochure

First Semester (OTC)
Credit
ENG 101 Composition I 3 hrs
MTH 130 College Algebra 3 hrs
PSY 110 Intro to Psychology 3 hrs
PHL 101 or
105
Humanities - Block I
Western Culture
3 hrs
CIS 101 Personal Computer Applications 3 hrs
Total 15 hrs
Second Semester (OTC)
Credit
ENG 150 Technical Writing 3 hrs
Biological Science 3 hrs
HST 105 Humanities – Block II World Culture 3 hrs
Social Science (other than PSY 100) 3 hrs
Elective toward A.A. degree 3 hrs
Total 16 hrs
Third Semester (OTC)
Credit
Physical Science 4 hrs
HST 106 3rd Humanities, either Block I or II 3 hrs
COM 105 Public Speaking 3 hrs
2nd Social Science Elective 3 hrs
Elective toward A.A. degree 3 hrs
Total 16 hrs
Fourth Semester (OTC)
Credit
3rd Social Science Elective 3 hrs
HLT 101 Lifetime Wellness 2 hrs
English Elective* (Choose from ENG 240, ENG 245, ENG 220, or ENG 225) 3 hrs
Elective toward A.A. degree 3 hrs
Elective toward A.A. degree 3 hrs
Elective toward A.A. degree 1 hr
Total 15 hrs
Fifth Semester Fall (MSU)
Credit
ENG 321 Writing II Beginning Technical
(evening or online)
3 hrs
ENG 377 Scientific & Technical Editing (evening)
or class from minor
3 hrs
ENG 487 Analysis of Scientific Literature
(evening) or class from minor
3 hrs
Class from the minor 3 hrs
Class from the minor 3 hrs
Total 15 hrs
Sixth Semester (MSU)
Credit
ENG 373 Writing with Technology (online) 3 hrs
ENG 421 Advanced Technical Writing
(evening or online)
3 hrs
Class from the minor or ENG 377 (online) 3 hrs
Class from the minor 3 hrs
CIS 101 Elective to meet 125-hour requirement 3 hrs
Total 15 hrs
Seventh Semester Fall (MSU)
Credit
ENG 473 Writing with Technology
(evening or online)
3 hrs
ENG 500 Advanced Writing: Non-Fiction (evening) 3 hrs
ENG 573 Writing for the Web
(evening) or cognate or elective
3 hrs
ENG 575 Topics in Professional Writing
(evening or online) or elective
3 hrs
Class from the minor 3 hrs
Total 15 hrs
Eighth Semester Spring (MSU)
Credit
ENG 422 Career Focus in Professional Writing
(evening or online)
3 hrs
ENG 570 Writing in the Health Professions
(online) or cognate or elective
3 hrs
ENG 574 Technical Writing Internship (online) 3 hrs
Class from the minor or ENG 487 (online) 3 hrs
Elective to meet 125-hour requirement 3 hrs
Elective to meet 125-hour requirement 3 hrs
Total 15 hrs

* Meets the literature/linguistics requirement of the B.S. by transfer.

General baccalaureate requirements at Missouri State University include a total of at least 125 semester hours of credit. GPA and residency requirements may be found at https://www.missouristate.edu/registrar/catalog/genebacc.html

Always work through your plan with your academic advisor.  The advisor for professional writing in the Missouri State English Department is Dr. Kristene Sutliff, at 836-5107.