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Music Major (MUSI)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 123 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
MUS 090 (4 semesters)
MUS 091 (7 semesters)

AOS Code:
General Music, U602

Student Learning Goals

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music indicates the study of music in a liberal arts degree framework. It emphasizes a broad coverage of music rather than heavy concentration on any single segment. Studies develop musicianship, capabilities in the use of principles and procedures that lead to an intellectual grasp of the art, and the ability to perform. It serves individuals who seek a broad program of general education rather than intense specialization.

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Fine Arts (GFA)
student may select any GFA course except MUS

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)
student may select any GPR course except MUS

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course
student may select any GLT, GFA or GPR course except MUS 241

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)
student may select any GHP course except MUS

3

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Department specifies courses for:

Four (4) Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
required: MUS 135 (GN) and MUS 333 (GL); 6 s.h. of the same foreign language, or the equivalent of 101 and 102

 

Students may select courses for:

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements

  1. Theory: MUS 101, 102, 105, 106, 201, 202, 205, 206, 301
  2. Musicology: MUS 135, 332, 333, and one of the following: 431, 434, 511, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534
  3. MUS 402 Seminar in Career Development
  4. Performance Studies: 10 s.h. including at least 2 at 351 level
  5. Class Piano: 4 s.h. through MUS 134 or proficiency—not required of keyboard principals.
  6. Technology: MUS 107, 108

General Music Concentration

  1. Large Ensemble: 5 s.h.
    • Voice: Choose from MUS 380, 381A, 381B, 382, 388.
    • Guitar: Choose from MUS 380, 381A, 381B, 382, 388, 391, 393, 394A, 394B, 396G, up to 2 s.h. of 395 by audition and with permission of the performance studies teacher.
    • Keyboard: Choose from MUS 380, 381A, 381B, 382, 388, 391, 393, 394A, 394B, up to 2 s.h. of 395 by audition and with permission of the performance studies teacher.
    • String Instruments: MUS 391
    • Other Instruments: Choose from MUS 391, 393, 394A, 394B, up to 2 s.h. of 395 by audition and with permission of the performance studies teacher.
  2. One 400–500 level music elective in history/literature, theory, or pedagogy from 403, 404, 407, 408, 409, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 422, 423, 424, 431, 435, 436, 437, 460, 470, 471, 473, 500, 507, 508, 510, 511, 521, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 538, 541, 566

IV Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 123 semester hours required for the degree.