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Eagle Scholars Student Advising

Early College Pros:
  • Students are better prepared for the rigor of college classes.
  • A waived application fee and priority access to scholarship awards, SOAR, and housing assignments.
  • Save money by taking courses now rather than at a higher cost later.
  • Helps students decide on a major/program of study.
  • Access to campus resources.
  • Courses taken as part of general education not only count toward a degree at Morehead State University, but they also are accepted by any public Kentucky university per Kentucky’s General Education Transfer Policy.

Cautions to Consider:
  • Not all colleges accept dual credit.
  • Final grades are on your permanent academic record for both high school and college.
The courses selected can be those that most appeal to personal interests, best aid in preparation for one’s chosen major and/or assist with on-time graduation. Students are strongly advised to consult with an academic advisor to determine which courses from the available options will best serve them.

Our recommendation is that students consider courses in the MSU general education program. General education is a set of foundational courses completed as part of the degree requirements for every major offered at Morehead State University.  General education provides a foundation of knowledge and skills vital for all students. The course requirements include an introductory class about college student success strategies, as well as basic courses in oral and written communication, quantitative reasoning, natural science, social and behavioral science and humanities. These courses serve as the foundation of the academic journey at MSU because they teach essential skills such as critical thinking, cultural understanding, reasoning and communication skills, which are needed for students to succeed in their chosen fields. They also lead students to be well-rounded and prepared for a lifetime of learning, problem solving and self-expression. 

MSU requires every bachelor's degree seeking student to complete 36 hours of general education coursework. Of these, 18 hours are core courses everyone takes, regardless of their major:
  • First Year Seminar
  • Writing I
  • Writing II
  • Oral Communication
  • A general education math course (determined based on the students major)
  • A senior capstone course. 
The other required 18 hours are distribution courses selected by the student within specific categories for humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences.

Core General Education Courses

Our primary recommendation is that you take the basic general education core courses in writing, oral communication and quantitative reasoning. They cover skills that are critical stepping stones for other classes you will take while at the MSU.  In addition, these core courses are highly transferable to other public colleges or universities in Kentucky. Below is a list of the core courses offered for dual credit as a part of the Eagle Scholars program at Morehead State University. Not all of the general education courses are offered at every location. When choosing a quantitative reasoning course you will need to select the course based on the Mathematics Pathway Guide since it is the course that best fits the requirements of your future major. If you take a different one you may not be able to use the class in your degree requirements later. If you need assistance in making your quantitative reasoning course selection, we encourage you to reach out to us for guidance.

Core areas offered for dual credit Course Options Special Instructions
Oral Communication (3 hours) COMS 108: Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Writing I (3 hours) ENG 100: Writing I  
Writing II (3 hours) ENG 200: Writing II Take after successful completion of Writing I
Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours) MATH 123:  Introduction to Statistics
MATH 131:  General Mathematics Problem Solving
MATH 135:  Mathematics for Technical Students
MATH 152:  College Algebra
MATH 174:  Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Choose course using the Math Pathways by Program Guide below.

Math Pathways by program

Social Work
Political Science
MATH 123E (ACT Math below 19)
MATH 123 (ACT Math: 19 or higher)
Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education
Health Promotion
Sport Management
All programs in School of Creative Arts
All programs in School of English, Communication, Media and Languages
All programs in History, Philosophy, Politics, International and Legal Studies (except Political Science)
MATH 131E (ACT Math below 19)
MATH 131 (ACT Math: 19 or higher)

Middle Grades and Secondary Education    Subject to major requirements
Agricultural Science
Exercise Science (except-Pre-PT)
Veterinary Technology
MATH 135E (ACT Math below 19)
MATH 135 (ACT Math: 19 or higher)
All Bachelor of Business Administration programs
Exercise Science (Pre-PT)
Imaging Sciences
Biological Sciences
Earth System Science
Technology Management
MATH 152E (ACT Math below 22)
MATH 152 (ACT Math: 22 or higher)
Veterinary Science
Chemistry Major
Engineering Technology
MATH 152E (ACT Math below 22) then MATH 174
MATH 152 (ACT Math: 22 or higher) then MATH 174
MATH 174 (ACT Math: 24 or higher)

Chemistry Area
Space Science
Computer Science
Engineering Management
MATH 152E (ACT Math below 22) then MATH 174 then MATH 175
MATH 152 (ACT Math: 22 or higher) then MATH 174 then MATH 175
MATH 174 (ACT Math: 24 or higher) then MATH 175
MATH 175 (ACT Math: 27 or higher)

* Other College Readiness Indicators and placement tests can be used to determine courses as well. For example, KYOTE College Readiness, KYOTE College Algebra and KYOTE Calculus scores also can be used to place students.
NOTE:  If the student chooses, then placement in MATH 174 (ACT Math: 24 or higher) or MATH 175 (ACT Math: 27 or higher) is acceptable for any major

General Education Distribution Courses

Next, you may select courses from among the menu of options in the “Distribution Courses” section of MSU’s general education program.  Not all courses are available at every location.  As you select, keep in mind that your choices should be made in part based on what will be most likely to count toward your future degree program.  Every discipline is a little different, so we encourage you to seek guidance from an advisor about which course will be the best fit for your degree program.  Below is a list of general education distribution courses that currently are offered as dual credit by Morehead State University through the Eagle Scholars program.  Some majors encourage students to take a specific distribution course from the distribution course listed in the table below.  Some majors require a very specific course instead of one of the distribution course choices, these are called exchange courses. If an academic major specifies a certain exchange courses, that course would take the place of the distribution course for the specified category and you would not be required to choose an additional course. Check for exchange courses in the list of requirements for your major in the University Catalog.
Distribution Courses for Dual Credit Chose one course Preferred course by Academic major listed
Humanities I ART 160:  Understanding the Visual Arts
CVM 210:  Media Literacy
ENG 211:  Introduction to World Literature I
MUSH 261:  Global Music Experience
MUSH 270:  Multicultural Arts
PHIL 100:  Beginning Philosophy
THEA 110:  Introduction to Theatre   
Humanities II    FRN 101:  Beginning French
GER 101:  Beginning German
HST 110:  World History Since 1945
IST 250:  International Culture and Diversity
POLS 110:  Introduction to Political Theory
SPA 101:  Spanish Language and Culture   
Social/Behavioral Sciences I FIN 264:  Personal Finance
HST 105:  U.S. History Since 1945
HUM 250:  American and Global Citizenship
LGS 200:  Law and Individual Rights
POLS 140:  United States Government
Social/Behavioral Sciences II APS 201:  Introduction to Appalachia
GEO 100:  The Human World
POLS 100:  Introduction to Politics
HLTH 151:  Wellness – Theory to Action
ETM 200:  Technology and Society
POLS 100:  Introduction to Politics
PSY 154:  Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101:  Introduction to Sociology
Exercise Science/Health Promotion: HLTH 151
Respiratory Care/Veterinary Science: PSY 154 or SOC 101
Nursing/Imaging Science/Exercise Science/Health Promotion/ Psychology/Neuroscience: PSY 154

Natural Sciences I BIOL 105:  Biology for Your Life
BIOL 155:  Environmental Biology
NUTR 101:  Nutrition and Well Being
Natural Sciences II ASTR 105:  Your Cosmic Context
ASTR 112:  Introductory Astronomy
CHEM 104:  The Chemistry of Ordinary Things
ESS 102:  Dangerous Planet
GEO 103:  Physical Geography
GEO 245:  Natural Landscapes of Appalachia
SCI 104:  Modern issues & Problems in the Physical Sciences    

Courses required by Academic Major
Finally, you may also have the opportunity to complete courses that are required for your intended major:
If your intended major is Business, consider CIS 211- Software Tools for Business.
If your intended major is Computer Sciences, consider either of the following courses:
  • CS 170/ Lab – Intro to Computer Science
  • CIS 205 Intro to Programming- C++
If your intended major is Engineering Technology, consider any of the following courses:
  • EMM 103/Lab- Engineering Drawing
  • EMM 186/Lab- Manufacturing Processes I
  • EEC 141/Lab- Fundamentals of Electric Circuits
  • ETM 110- Fundamentals of Computer Technology
  • ETM 120- Fundamentals of Engineering
If your intended major is Agricultural Sciences-Equine/Animal Sciences, Veterinary Science or Veterinary Technology, consider taking AGR 143 – Anatomy & Physiology of Livestock.
Some college courses have prerequisites. These are requirements that a student must complete prior to registering for a specific course to help ensure student success in the course. These requirements can be met by a specified ACT composite or subscore, a placement test score, or completion of a specified prerequisite course. The course descriptions in the University Catalog list these prerequisites. Learn more about placement scores and testing by visiting the  MSU Testing Center webpage.
The EagleCard ID is an official MSU photo identification card. You will need one if you plan on visiting the University's Camden-Carroll Library, on-campus Student Health Services, the Recreation and Wellness Center, the University Store or attending University sponsored functions such as athletic events, concerts and theatre productions.

Your first EagleCard is absolutely free. Visit the EagleCard Office to have a photo taken. Be sure to bring a current form of photo identification such as a driver's license or passport for your EagleCard to be processed. The EagleCard Office is located at 127 ADUC and is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Visit, email or call 606-783-2701.
Activate your University Technology Account to access MyMoreheadState, a one-stop location for your account information, billing information and more.
University accounts are activated and maintained through the Eagle Account Center (EAC). The EAC allows users to establish their email accounts and maintain an online account password (Eagle PASS). Your Eagle ID and Eagle PASS are used to login to most online programs on campus. Activation of accounts is available when a student has been admitted to the University
  1. Go to Eagle Account Center.
  2. Follow instructions under Account Activation.
  3. Enter your MSU ID, a seven-digit number preceded by a lowercase “m” (e.g. m0000000). Eagle ID lookup is available within the Eagle Account Center.
  4. Enter your temporary password (last four digits of your social security number, two-digit month, two-digit day and four-digit year of your birthday).
  5. Click "Login."
This will open the account initialization screen. Create a new password that is eight to 12 characters and contains at least one number and one letter. This will be your Eagle PASS, used for your email and most online accounts.
  1. Enter your new password again.
  2. Select three security questions and corresponding answers.
  3. Click “Login.”
Email accounts are assigned when activation is complete, but may take up to 24 hours after account activation. Email features include:
  • User-friendly email.
  • 25 GB of storage.
  • Access to online Microsoft applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Ability to sync with mobile devices.
  • Ability to share documents.
It is recommended that students regularly check their MSU email account for notifications on administrative processes (e.g. billing and payment information), course-related communication and important messages from instructors and advisors sent via email.
For assistance with account activation, contact the IT Help Desk at 606-783-HELP (4357).
Blackboard is MSU's e-learning platform. Instructors use Blackboard to post and distribute course content such as syllabi and handouts, communicate with students via announcements and email messages, post grades and assess student learning through quizzes and online assignments.

Once you have activated your student technology account, you can access Blackboard through the link in the MyMoreheadState portal.

Additional information about Blackboard is located at The Office of Distance Education and Instructional Design provides Blackboard support for students. Email or call 606-783-2140.
The Camden-Carroll Library is a full service library committed to supporting student research, study and the pursuit of knowledge. You can visit campus, use a partnering library in your area, or access the library's wealth of electronic resources remotely with over one hundred databases filled with scholarly articles, videos, eBooks, newspapers and much more. Search the databases by subject in the A-Z Database list. To access these resources, you may have to log into them. All you need is your MSU ID and password.
Visit, email, or call (606) 783-5490.
The Office of Retention and Academic Advising at Morehead State University is always happy to help you with your college career. If you need assistance selecting a course, understanding the general education program, getting support or in understanding how the dual credit classes you take will transfer, we can help. Contact us at or call our office at (606) 783-2084.
MSU Career Services offers services and resources to partner with you in your career decision making process, helping you to choose the educational path that takes you to the career you want. Contact us at or call our office at (606) 783-2233.