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Music

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in music is offered in the College of Arts and Sciences.

BA with a Major in Music

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

2. Major requirements: 44 hours of music including MUTH 1400, 1410, 1500, 1510, 2400, 2410, 2500, 2510, 3410 and 3420; MUMH 1600, 3500, 3510, and 3 hours of 4000-level music history (MUMH); plus 4 semester hours in applied music performance, concentration level (MUAC).

3. Other Course Requirements: None.

4. Minor: Optional.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

6. Other requirements: Students must pass the Piano Proficiency Examination and the Theory Proficiency Examination, and must complete 8 hours of music laboratory courses.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The “Course and Subject Guide,” found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

BA with a Major in Music

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.
*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
**See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3
LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3
MATH (above College Algebra, except 1350)** 3
MULB, Music Laboratory 1
MUMH 1600, Music in Human Imagination (may be used to satisfy the Visual and Performing Arts requirement*) 3
MUTH 1400, Theory I 2
MUTH 1410, Aural Skills I 2
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3
LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3
MUTH 1500, Theory II 2
MUTH 1510, Aural Skills II 2
MULB, Music Laboratory 1
Communication** 3
Total 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
MUTH 2400, Theory III 1
MUTH 2410, Aural Skills III 2
MULB, Music Laboratory 1
PSCI 1040, American Government* 3
Humanities* 3
Physical Science** 4
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
HIST 2620, United States History from 1865* 3
MUTH 2500, Theory IV 1
MUTH 2510, Aural Skills IV 2
PSCI 1050, American Government * 3
MULB, Music Laboratory 1
Natural Sciences** 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Total 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
MUTH 3410, Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint 3
MUAC, Applied Private Lessons (lower level) 2
MULB, Music Laboratory 1
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Laboratory Science** 4
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
MUMH 3500, Music History and Literature to 1750 3
MUTH 3420, Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint 3
MUAC, Applied Private Lessons (lower level) 2
MULB, Music Laboratory 1
Elective (advanced) 3
Literature** 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
MUMH 3510, Music History and Literature 3
MULB, Music Laboratory 1
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
MUMH elective (4000 level) 3
MULB, Music Laboratory 1
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Elective (advanced) 3
Wellness* 3
Total 16

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan. Students may wish to use opportunities for elective to complete a minor of their choice.