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Eagle Scholars Courses

The Eagle Scholars Program offers nearly 50 different courses for dual credit. You can complete core college courses and some specialized courses to give you a headstart on your college degree while completing your high school diploma.

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"I can attest to the value of these courses. Not only have these students earned significant college credits by the time they graduate high school, but they also gain valuable insight into college-level expectations and coursework."

Scott Osborn (MSU Class of 1999)

Eagle Scholar English Instructor
Lawrence County High School

Course Considerations

You can choose courses that you're interested in and courses to prepare you for your major. Students are advised to talk with an academic advisor to determine the best courses to take.

We recommend that students consider courses in MSU's general education program. General education courses are foundational courses that meet degree requirements for every major offered at MSU.

General education provides a foundation of knowledge and skills vital for all students. These include a college success class and basic courses in communication, reasoning, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and humanities. These courses teach essential skills such as critical thinking, cultural understanding, reasoning and communication skills.

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, no matter their major:

  • First Year Seminar
  • Writing I
  • Writing II
  • Oral Communication
  • A general education math course (determined based on the student's major)
  • A senior capstone course

The other required 18 hours are courses chosen by the student. They are from specific categories, including humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences.

Core General Education Courses

We recommend that you take general education core courses in writing, oral communication and quantitative reasoning. They cover skills critical for other classes you will take at MSU. In addition, these core courses are transferable to other public colleges or universities in Kentucky.

Not all 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 making your quantitative reasoning course selection, please get in touch with us for guidance.

Core areas 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 a 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
School of Creative Arts
School of English, Communication, Media and Languages
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)
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)

Contact Information

Eagle Scholars

407 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY

PHONE: 606-783-2594
FAX: 606-783-9103