General Requirements

University general education requirements for all MU degrees

 

College Algebra

3credits

Math 1100, 1160 or transferable equivalent (Must be completed with a grade of C- or better.)

Math 1120 is no longer offered.

This requirement can also be satisfied by completing a Calculus course (Math 1320, 1400, 1500, 1700, or 2300) that provides back-credit for Math 1100 (or 1160), or passing the proctored Math Placement Exam with a sufficient score, thereby demonstrating proficiency in college algebra.

 

English Exposition and Argumentation

3credits

English 1000 or 1000H or transferable equivalent (Must be completed with a grade of C- or better.)

This course in expository prose, which stresses writing as a process involving critical reading and thinking skills, should be taken during your freshman year.

 

First Writing Intensive Course

3credits

Three credits of Writing Intensive-designated coursework from anywhere in the University curriculum or from an English Composition I transfer course equivalent from a Missouri regionally-accredited institution (ENGLSH 1010W).

The course may also be applied toward the Distribution of Content requirement.

 

American History or Government

3credits

The following History and Political Science courses will meet the MO State Law:

History courses
1100: Survey of American History to 1865
1200: Survey of American History since 1865
1400: American History (no longer offered but still accepted for AP credit)
2210: Twentieth Century America
2440: History of Missouri
4000: Age of Jefferson
4220: U.S. Society Between the Wars 1918-1945
4230: Our Times: United States since 1945

Political Science courses
1100: American Government
1700: Introduction to Political Science (no longer offered)
2100: State Government

Designated courses may also be used toward the distribution requirement.

 

Math Reasoning Proficiency Course

3credits

Math Reasoning Proficiency courses must state that college algebra is a prerequisite. The course must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Designated courses may also be used toward the distribution requirement.

 

Distribution of Content

27credits

The distribution of content requirement of 27 credits provides a breadth and depth of knowledge in three broad areas of study. The coursework must include at least one course numbered 2000 in two of the three areas of distribution.

The distribution of content must include: