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Curriculum Requirements

Admission & Curriculum Requirements for UCM

To attend the University of Central Missouri, you need to successfully complete the Missouri college-preparatory curriculum with a minimum GPA of 2.0. The curriculum includes at least 24 units of credit (with each unit equaling one year in class):

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of mathematics (high school-level algebra and beyond, including Algebra II)
  • 3 units of science (not including general science; at least one unit must be a laboratory science)
  • 3 units of social studies (must include American history and at least one semester of government)
  • 1 unit of fine arts (emphasizes visual arts, instrumental or vocal music, dance or theater)
  • 3 units of additional coursework (includes 1 unit in practical arts, 1 unit in physical education, 1/2 unit in health education, and 1/2 unit in personal finance.)
  • 7 units of electives (at least 3 units must be in English, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, or foreign language. Two units of a single foreign language are strongly recommended.)

In addition to these courses, UCM requires that students obtain a score of 21 or higher on the ACT or 990 on the SAT , or a Combined Percentile Index equal to or exceeding 100. This is calculated using your class rank and ACT or SAT score. Click here to calculate your index score . Contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a visit or request more information.