2018-2019 Catalog

General Music - Instrumental or Vocal

The Bachelor of Music degree offers a solid music curriculum providing instruction in all orchestral instruments, piano, guitar or vocal applied studies with the option of selecting a second major or minor to fit the interests and career goals of the student, as well as, preparation for graduate studies. This program of study is for students who want to work or prepare to work in numerous areas of the arts including the music industry, private music studios, music therapy, etc.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

or

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics (choose one) - 3-4 hours

MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 112Trigonometry

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in MU 129.

Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 215.

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Required Music Core Courses - 61 hours

MU 131Elementary Music Theory I

3

MU 132Elementary Music Theory II

3

MU 133Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

MU 134Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

MU 210Music History Survey I

3

MU 220Music History Survey II

3

MU 231Advanced Music Theory I

3

MU 232Advanced Music Theory II

3

MU 255Piano Proficiency

0

MU 256Introduction to Music Technology

3

MU 330Basic Conducting Techniques

3

MU 340Arranging and Instrumentation

3

MU 430Advanced Conducting Techniques

3

MU 431Form and Analysis

3

MU 451Degree Recital

1

4 semestersApplied Private Instruction 100 level

1-2

4 semestersApplied Private Instruction 300 level

2-3

4 semestersPerformance Ensemble 100 level

0-1

4 semestersPerformance Ensemble 300 level

0-1

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Required Music Core courses.

Review Courses - As recommended by advisor

MU 128Fundamentals of Music

3

MU 130Music Listening and Literature

3

MU 152Class Piano IB

1

MU 251Class Piano II A

1

General Electives - 14-19 hours

Choose sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120 hours.

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Music Core Requirements (61 hours)
General Electives (14-19 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.