General Requirements

University general education requirements for all MU degrees

These requirements are for students subject to 2018-2019 and previous years of the catalog.

 

3credits

College Algebra

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.

 

3credits

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.

 

3credits

First Writing Intensive Course

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.

 

3credits

American History or Government

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.

 

3credits

Math Reasoning Proficiency Course

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.

 

27credits

Distribution of Content

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 or higher in two of the three areas of distribution.

The distribution of content must include:

Legacy Requirements

These requirements are for students subject to 2018-2019 and previous years of the catalog.

3credits

College Algebra

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.

 

3credits

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.

 

3credits

First Writing Intensive Course

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.

 

3credits

American History or Government

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.

 

3credits

Math Reasoning Proficiency Course

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.

 

27credits

Distribution of Content

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 or higher in two of the three areas of distribution.

The distribution of content must include:


New Requirements

These requirements are for students subject to the 2019-20 and later years versions of the catalog.

3credits

Math and Quantitative Reasoning

Students may satisfy this requirement by:

 

3credits

English Exposition and Argumentation

ENGLSH 1000 or ENGLSH 1000H or transferable equivalent

 

3credits

First Writing Intensive Course

A writing intensive-designated coursework from anywhere in the University curriculum, or from an English Composition I transfer course equivalent from another Missouri regionally-accredited institution (ENGLSH 1010W).

 

3credits

American History or Government

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.

 

27credits

Distribution of Content

Providing a breadth and depth of knowledge in three broad areas of study. The course work must include at least one course numbered 2000 or higher in two of the areas of distribution as described below.