Music - Bachelor of Arts

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Students that wish to pursue this degree would be best served in completing this program as an accompanying degree or double major to an already existing program, completing this program with one of the concentrations, or students judiciously select a minor to accompany the BA in Music

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 (4 credits) 1
English Composition - Level 2 (3 credits) 1
Oral Communication (3 credits) 1
Area II: Mathematics 13-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social Behavioral Sciences 110-11
Physics of Music (Physics of Music (suggested fulfilment of Area III, not required))4
Area IV: Social Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III or IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3-4 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing a Wider World 26
Departmental Requirements
Theory and Ear Training Courses
MUSC 1450Ear Training I1
MUSC 1451Ear Training II1
MUSC 1460Music Theory I3
MUSC 1461Music Theory II3
MUSC 2451Ear Training III1
MUSC 2460Music Theory III3
History and Literature Courses
MUSC 2240Music History and Literature: Antiquity through Baroque3
MUSC 302Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic3
MUSC 303Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present3
Techniques Courses2
MUSC 2310Sound and Music Technology1
MUSC 325Beginning Conducting1
Performance Courses
Any 2000 level MUSC ensemble 33
MUSC 2510Applied Music I 44
MUSC 330Applied Music II 52
Any 300 level MUSC Ensemble 33
MUSC 1310Recital Attendance (4 semesters with .5 credits each)2
MUSC 1470Functional Piano I (or applied piano)2
MUSC 341BA Capstone1-2
Departmental Electives
Any 300 level MUSC Electives6
Any 400 level MUSC Electives6
Non-Departmental Requirements
Minor Field Courses15
Second Language Requirements (not required) 60
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 79-13
Total Credits120
1

See the General Education Section of the catalog for a full list of courses

2

See the Viewing a World Section of the catalog for a full list of courses

3

Students must complete this requirement for 1 credit for a total of 3 semesters.

4

Students must complete this requirement for 1 credit for a total of 4 semesters.

5

Students must complete this requirement for 1 credit for a total of 2 semesters.

6

Because of the number of credits required for a music degree, including required ensembles and applied lessons, music students are not required to meet the Second Language Requirements.

7

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts- Music there is no second language requirement for the degree.

A Suggested Plan of Study

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan. This roadmap assumes student placement in MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance 0.5
MUSC 1450 Ear Training I (Fall only) 1
MUSC 1460 Music Theory I (Fall only) 3
MUSC 2510 Applied Music I 1
MUSC 2120 Major Ensemble 1
MUSC 1470 Functional Piano I (Fall only) 2
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
Area II: Mathematics Course 1 3-4
MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance 0.5
MUSC 1451 Ear Training II 1
MUSC 1461 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 2510 Applied Music I 1
MUSC 2120 Major Ensemble 1
MUSC 2240 Music History and Literature: Antiquity through Baroque 3
ENGL 2221G
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
or Professional & Technical Communication
3
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
 Credits31-32
Second Year
MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance 0.5
MUSC 2451 Ear Training III 1
MUSC 2460 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 2510 Applied Music I 1
MUSC 2310 Sound and Music Technology 1
MUSC 2120 Major Ensemble 1
MUSC 302 Music History and Literature: Classic through Romantic 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Course 1 3
MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance 0.5
MUSC 2510 Applied Music I 1
MUSC 303 Music History and Literature: 20th Century Through the Present 3
300-level Major Ensemble Course 1
Minor Field Course 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 1 4
Physics of Music (Suggested)
 Credits26
Third Year
MUSC 325 Beginning Conducting 1
MUSC 330 Applied Music II 1
300-level Major Ensemble Course 1
300-level Music Elective 3
Area IV: Creative and Fine Arts Course 1 3
Area V: Humanities Course 1 3
Either an Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course or Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Course 1 3-4
MUSC 330 Applied Music II 1
300-level Major Ensemble Course 1
300-level Music Elective Course 3
Minor Field Course 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 2 3
Elective Course(s) 5
 Credits31-32
Fourth Year
Elective Course(s) 4
400-level Music Elective Course 3
Minor Field Course 3
Elective Course 3
General Education Elective Course 1 3
MUSC 341 BA Capstone 1-2
400-level Music Elective Course 3
Minor Field Course(s) 6
Elective Course 3
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 2 3
 Credits32-33
 Total Credits120-123
1

See the General Education Section of the catalog for a full list of courses

2

See the Viewing a World Section of the catalog for a full list of courses