University general education requirements for all MU degrees
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
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.
This section requires two courses:
- 3 credits of Writing Intensive-designated coursework from anywhere in the university curriculum.
- An additional 3 credits of Writing Intensive-designated coursework numbered 3000 or above and within your major field of study.
These courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better and must be taken at MU unless requirement is waived via completion of an AA degree from a regionally accredited Missouri institution. Designated courses may also be used toward the distribution requirement.
American History or Government
The following History and Political Science courses will meet the MO State Law:
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 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.
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:
- Nine credits of Biological Science, Physical Science, and/or Mathematical Science (courses in mathematics or statistics with college algebra as a prerequisite). Please note that:
- At least one biological or physical science and its related laboratory component must be taken.
- Two different areas of science must be represented.
- Nine credits of Behavioral and/or Social Science including courses from at least two different departments in these areas.
- Nine credits of Humanities and/or Fine Arts including courses from at least two different departments in these areas.