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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Music

(120 semester hours)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in music (BA Music) is designed for students who want to study music within the context of a broad, liberal arts education. This degree program balances applied studies, ensemble participation, and coursework in music theory and music history. The BA in Music degree offers preparation for a variety of careers. Students must select a minor area (18 semester credit hours) outside of music.

Academic Major
Courses Hours
MUSI 1000 (six semesters) 0
MUSI 1117, 1306, 1312, 2311 10
MUSI 3251, 3340, 3341 8
MUAP 1101, 1102* 2
MUAP 2101, 2102* 2
MUAP 3101, 3102* 2
Major ensemble (lower division) 4
Major ensemble (upper division) 2
MUAP, MUEN, MUSI electives (advanced) 6
Major Support Courses
Courses Hours
General Studies 1181 1
Humanities:
Cultural Competence 2323,
English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2329, 2331, 2341,
History 2311, 2312, 2322,
Honors 2305,
Philosophy 1301, 2305, 2306
3
Modern Language 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312
in a single modern language
12
Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Minor
Courses Hours
Minor (9 hours must be advanced) 18
Electives
Courses Hours
Electives (9 hours must be advanced) 11

Theory Placement Exam
All B.A. students accepted into the music program who do not pass the Theory Placement Exam must register for MUSI 1211 during their first fall semester of study.

*Applied study in the major instrument.

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