Civics Exam Requirement

Any student entering UMKC for the first time after July 2019 who is pursuing bachelor's degree shall successfully pass an examination on the provisions and principles of American civics with a score of seventy percent or greater as a condition of graduation from UMKC. The examination shall be known as the "Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination".

If a student is a currently enrolled student at UMKC prior to Fall 2019 and maintains continuous enrollment (Fall and Spring Terms), then the student is exempt from taking the Civics exam.

To satisfy this requirement at UMKC, students access the exam through the Canvas site. This requirement will be listed in the degree audit system as, 'Take State Mandated Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination', and listed on the transcript as 'Missouri Civics Examination'.