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Missouri Academy

Core Curriculum Requirements

Section 1: All students are required to take these common core courses

Discipline

Course Name and Course Number

Course Credits

Total  Credits

Science:

  • Biological/Life Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

 

 

Principles of Biology (04-106 and 04-107)
Chemistry I  (24-114 and 24-115)
Chemistry II  (24-116 and 24-117)
Classical Physics I  (25-120 and 25-121)
Classical Physics II  (25-230 and 25-231)

 

4
4
5
5
5

23 credit hours

Mathematics

Pre-Calculus  (17-117)

Calculus I  (17-120)

4

4

8 credit hours

Computer Science

Computer Programming I (44-141)

3

3 credit hours

English/Communication:

Composition I  (10-111)
Composition II  (10-112)
Literature  (10-220, 10-226, 10-233, 10-234, 10-245,
                  10-246)

Fundamentals of Oral Communication  (29-102)

3
3
3


3

12 credit hours

Social Science and Humanities:

  • History
  • Political Science

 

American History (The United States to 1877)  (33-155)

Introduction to American Government and Politics  (34-102)

 

3

3

6 credit hours

Seminar/Colloquium:

Seminar (for first-year students)

Colloquium (for second-year students)

1

1

2 credit hours

Total credits in the required common core courses

54

54 credit hours

Section 2:  Students must choose ONE of the following four tracks

Tracks

Course Name

Course Credits

Total Credits

Track-1: 

Science and Mathematics

General Microbiology (04-140) OR Genetics (04-350)

Scientific Computing (44-149)

Calculus II  (17-121)

Humanities elective (approved by the Missouri Academy Advisor)

4

3

5

3

15 credit hours

Track-2:

Biomedical Sciences

General Microbiology (04-140)

Genetics (04-350)

Probability & Statistics (17-230)

Introduction to Ethics: Bio-Medical Ethics (39-276)

4

4

3

3

14 credit hours

Track-3:

Engineering and Physics

Calculus II  (17-121)

Classical Mechanics I (25-320 and 321)

Statics (25-322)

Humanities elective (approved by the Missouri Academy Advisor)

5

4

3

3

15 credit hours

 

Track-4:

Computer Science

 

Computer Programming II (44-241)

Data Structures (44-242)

Discrete Mathematics (17-215)

Network Fundamentals (44-356) OR Database Systems (44-460)

Humanities elective  (approved by the Missouri Academy Advisor)

3

3

3

3


3

15 credit hours

Total minimum credits required: Common Core + One Track 

68

68 credit hours

Section 3:  Optional general electives

General electives are additional courses from any department – this includes courses in music, geological sciences, foreign languages, economics, science, mathematics, computer sciences, health and wellness, art, psychology, etc. 

0 - 12 credit hours

(All courses taught by professors of Northwest Missouri State University)
* All students must have a scientific calculator (example: TI-84) for Mathematics courses. Calculators with symbolic manipulators (example: TI-89      or TI-92) are not permitted.
Missouri Academy students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in order to graduate