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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 Number

Course Credits

Category Credits

Science:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences

     
  • Physical Sciences

 

 

  • Principles of Biology & Lab (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 
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication  (29-102)
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3

12 credit hours

Social Science and Humanities:

  • History                               
  • Political Science

 

  • American History (America - A Historical Survey)  (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 three tracks

Discipline

Course Name and Number

Course Credits

Category 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

4

3

14 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)

4

4

3

3

14 credit hours

Total credits required: Section 1 + Section 2 

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