Music, B.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120-131

Major Hours: 51

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 15


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B703 P462

Major Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music.  Audition is required for admission to the degree program. All coursework must be letter graded; P/NP may not count toward degree.

Musicianship

Music Theory
MUTH 1512Musical Structures I2
MUTH 1612Aural Skills I2
MUTH 1522Musical Structures II2
MUTH 1622Aural Skills II2
MUTH 2512Musical Structures III (Core IV)2
MUTH 2612Aural Skills III2
MUTH 252220th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures2
MUTH 2622Aural Skills IV2
Musicology and Music Literature
MUSC 1312Music in Culture (Core IV)2
MUSC 2313Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV)3
MUSC 2323Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV)3
MUSC 3333Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV)3
Total Credit Hours27

Performance and Music Electives 

XXXX 2020, Applied Lesson 18
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance Ensembles 24
MUTE 4512Professional Preparation and Capstone Project2
MUTE 1000Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation (1 semester)0
MUTE 1010Recital Attendance (3 semesters)0
Choose 10 hours of Advised Music Electives (3000-4000 level)10
Total Credit Hours24

Major Support Requirements

All 38 hours must be taken outside the School of Music.

Secondary Emphasis
Choose one of the following:18-30
Minor (approximately 18-24 hours) 1
Double major (approximately 30 hours); 1
Develop a specialized area of concentration (approximately 24-30 hours) 2
Free Electives
Hours not used for the secondary emphasis/concentration may be free electives taken in any college or department except the School of Music8-20
Total Credit Hours38

Note: A minimum of 40 upper-division hours is required for the degree. Students should utilize Major Support Requirements to reach this goal. 

General Education and College Requirements

Courses used to fulfill General Education and/or major requirements may not fulfill electives. Some courses that fulfill General Education requirements are listed in other areas on this sheet and are indicated by the appropriate Core numbers.

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply. 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition (Core I)3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition (Core I)3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
This requirement is not mandatory if the student successfully completed 2 years of the same language in high school —2 courses (Core I)0-10
Mathematics
Choose one course (Core I) 13
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory7-8
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities
Artistic Forms
The following are satisfied in Musicology and Music Theory requirements (4 hours)0
Music in Culture
Musical Structures III
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 1865 (Core IV)3
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
The following are satisfied in Musicology requirements (9 hours):0
Ancient Times to 1700
Late Baroque Through Romantic Period
Post-Romantic Period to the Present
World Culture
Choose one course (upper-division)3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours31-42

Note: The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 80 hours of liberal arts coursework. 

According to the State Regents, liberal arts "are those traditional fields of study in the humanities; social and behavioral sciences; communication, natural and life sciences; mathematics; and the history, literature and theory of the fine arts (music, art, drama, dance)... courses in the arts which rely substantially on studio or performance work are not considered to be liberal arts and sciences for the purpose of this policy." (3.14.2, p.133, OSRHE Policy Manual, retrieved 4/21/15)

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

At least 15 hours of upper-division Music credit must be earned in residence as a declared BA major.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music.  Unless otherwise stated on the degree sheet, the College of Fine Arts does not permit coursework to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Degree Completion Responsibility: Although the Dean’s Office checks each student’s records, the responsibility for meeting degree requirements lies with the student and not with the advisor or the Dean. Each student should obtain a copy of the requirements for graduation and check it regularly as they complete their degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 2
MUTH 1512 Musical Structures I 2
MUTH 1612 Aural Skills I 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1000 Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation 0
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH (Core I) 1 3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 2
MUTH 1522 Musical Structures II 2
MUTH 1622 Aural Skills II 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 1312 Music in Culture (Core IV) 2
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
Secondary Emphasis Electives, and/or Free Electives 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore
First Semester
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 2
MUTH 2512 Musical Structures III (Core IV) 2
MUTH 2612 Aural Skills III 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 2313 Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV) 3
Natural Science (Core II) 3-4
Secondary Emphasis Electives, and/or Free Electives 3
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
XXXX 2020, Applied Lessons 2
MUTH 2522 20th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures 2
MUTH 2622 Aural Skills IV 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 2323 Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV) 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Natural Science (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours17
Junior
First Semester
MUSC 3333 Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV) 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Language (Core I) 0-5
Secondary Emphasis Electives, and/or Free Electives 6
 Credit Hours12-17
Second Semester
Language (Core I) 0-5
Secondary Emphasis Electives, and/or Free Electives 8
Advised Music Electives 6
 Credit Hours14-19
Senior
First Semester
Social Science (Core III) 3
Advised Music Electives 1
MUTE 4512 Professional Preparation and Capstone Project 2
Secondary Emphasis Electives, and/or Free Electives 9
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
World Culture— (Core IV, upper-division) 3
Advised Music Electives 3
Secondary Emphasis Electives, and/or Free Electives 9
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120-131