BS Four-Year Degree Plan

This is a model four year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
or MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
TCM 121 Construction Principles and Practice 3
Total hours14-16

Second semester (spring)

Public Issues - General Education - CIS 200 or CSC 210 recommended 3
BIO 101 Biology in Your World
or GLG 115 Life of the Past
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
TCM 122 Construction Materials and Methods 3
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
TCM 221 Construction Documents and Quantity Take-off 3
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I
or PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Total hours16-17

Fourth semester (spring)

ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology
or GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Cultural Competence 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
TCM 226 Construction Project Administration 3
TCM 321 Mechanical Systems for Buildings 3
TCM 359 Principles of Project Management 3
TCM 267 Statics 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

TCM 322 Electrical Systems for Buildings 3
TCM 324 Construction Cost Estimating 3
TCM 326 Construction Soils and Foundations 3
TCM-494 Internship (Summer) 1
Major Business Course 3
TCM 313 Facility Design 3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

TCM 223 Construction Surveying 3
TCM 425 Construction Planning and Scheduling 3
TCM 454 Construction Safety Management 3
TCM 401 Construction Leadership 3
TCM 320 Construction Contracts, Specifications and Law 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
TCM 427 Construction Equipment Management 3
TCM 318 Structural Design Principles 3
TCM 453 Construction Cost Management 3
TCM 499 Senior Project 1
TCM 366 Advanced Mechanical and Electrical Systems
or TCM 424 Mechanical and Electrical Systems Estimating
Total hours16

GPA requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 120 and upper division hours (300+) to 40.

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA required to graduate from Missouri State University.

Degree plan last reviewed 04-30-2018.

Adjustments can be made to this plan in consultation with your advisor. Please note the following items for satisfactory degree completion:


Students must complete MTH 261 (5) or MTH 287 (3), to be admitted into the degree program.


After your sixth semester, be sure to take TCM 494: Professional Internship. Successful completion of an internship is required to fulfill degree requirements.