BS Four-Year Degree Plan

Sample schedule

This sample schedule should only serve as a guide and should not replace regular meetings with your advisor.

The following degree plan, last reviewed 07-03-2018, is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

Courses Hours
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Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
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Total hours 11-12

Second semester (spring)

Courses Hours
Life Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
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Total hours 15

Third semester (fall)

Courses Hours
Writing II 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
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Select from course list A 3
Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours 13

Fourth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 3-5
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Select one or two from course list A 3-6
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Total hours 12-17

Fifth semester (fall)

Courses Hours
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Select from course list B 3
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Total hours 16-17

Sixth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Select two from course list B 3-6
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Total hours 14-17

Seventh semester (fall)

Courses Hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Select two from course list B 6
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DAN elective (upper level) 3
Total hours 15-16

Eighth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
Public Issues - General Education 3
Select two from course list B 6
DAN 522 Dance History Seminar or DAN elective (upper level) 3
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Total hours 14

Additional information

Placement in technique class levels is at the discretion of the instructors. DAN 130 and DAN 131 are each repeatable up to 6 credit hours. All levels of 200 or above are repeatable up to 12 credits.

The Bachelor of Science in Dance requires no fewer than 6 credit hours of DAN 216, 316, and/or 416 (Modern Dance Technique), no fewer than 6 credit hours of DAN 230, 330, and/or 430 (Ballet Technique), and no fewer than 6 credit hours of DAN 245, 345, and/or 445 (Jazz Dance Technique), and at least one additional course in the discipline of the student’s choice.

Note: The dance faculty strongly suggests that all Dance majors enroll in two technique classes each semester, so that they take at least one dance technique class each day throughout the four-year program.

* 100 level dance classes count only as electives in the Dance degree program, but may be required, depending on the dance level at which each major enters the program.

** Periodicity Warning: Certain classes are offered only during the fall or spring, and some are offered only every other year.

Example 1

If the fall semester of your fourth year falls during an even numbered year (for example, 2012 or 2014) you will need to follow this suggested schedule:

  • Take DAN 551 (History Seminar) and during in the fall semester of your third year
  • Take DAN 364 (Kinesiology) during the spring semester of your third year, before you take DAN 565 (Pedagogy)
  • You would then take DAN 565 (Pedagogy) during the fall semester of your fourth year.

Example 2

If the fall semester of your fourth year falls during an odd numbered year (for example, 2013 or 2015) you will need to follow this suggested schedule:

  • Take DAN 551 (History Seminar) and during in the fall semester of your fourth year
  • Take DAN 364 (Kinesiology) during the spring semester of your second year, before you take DAN 565 (Pedagogy)
  • You would then take DAN 565 (Pedagogy) during the fall semester of your third year.