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Degree Requirements (BLS Advisement Worksheet)

1. The student must earn a total of 120 semester hours of academic credit.
2. The student must successfully complete a minimum of 40 hours of upper division coursework (numbered 300 and above), of which 18 hours must be in the emphasis areas, with no less than 6 hours in any one emphasis.
3. The student must earn a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
4. The student must successfully complete (with a grade of "C" or better in each course) a total of at least 36 hours in two or three areas of emphasis designed to meet the student's educational goals. No fewer than 12 credit hours may be completed in any one selected area of emphasis.
5. The last 30 hours of coursework must be earned in residence with one exception: a student who has earned at least 90 hours in residence.
6. The student must complete a capstone experience and at least one writing intensive course in an emphasis area.
 
General Education Requirements for the B.L.S. Degree
Area 1 English Proficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
ENG 101 or ENG 151H with a grade of "C" or better.
 
Area 2 Missouri State Law Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 hours
HIS 205 or 206, PSC 201, 203, or 204
 
Area 3 Mathematics Proficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
MAT 112 or higher.
 
Area 4 Writing Proficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
ENG 102 or ENG 152H with a grade of “C” or better.
 
Area 5 Humanities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 hours
A minimum of nine hours selected from at
least two different disciplines: art, foreign language,
literature, music, philosophy, or theater.
 
Area 6 Science/Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 hours
A minimum of seven hours selected from
at least two different disciplines: biology,
chemistry, computer science, mathematics,
physics, experimental psychology, agriculture,
and natural resources. At least one course must
be a science course (biology, chemistry, physics,
experimental psychology, agriculture,
or natural resources).
 
Area 7 Social Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 hours
A minimum of nine hours selected from at
least two different disciplines: anthropology,
criminal justice, economics, geography, history,
political science, psychology, social work,
sociology or social science.
 
Area 8 Cultural Diversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
The cultural diversity component may be
fulfilled by completing any one of the following courses:
               
ANT 311 World Ethnography
ANT 411 Culture Areas of the World
BS 200 Introduction to Black Studies
BAD 215 Introduction to Global Business
CD 200 Cultural Diversity
ENG 320 Masterpieces of Literature in English Translation
ENG 340 Women and Literature
EDU 260 Education and Cultural Diversity
FRE or SPA Any 3-hour course in French, Spanish, or
other modern foreign language
FRE 321 French Civilization I
FRE 322 French Civilization II
SPA 321 Latin American Civilization
SPA 322 Spanish Civilization
HIS 101 World Civilization I
HIS 102 World Civilization II
HIS 203 fro-American History
HIS 403 Blacks in America
NUR 335 Death & Bereavement: Cultural Variations
PHI 201 Major Religions of the World
PHI 208 African World View
PSC 440 Comparative Politics
PSC 460 International Relations
S/A 202 Introduction to Socio-Cultural Anthropology