Music General (BA)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts with Emphasis in Music General (MUSIBA MUG)

Unit:  Music

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
College/School Requirements38-40
Program/Major Requirements49-51
Minimum Total Hours120

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Students in this unit are admitted directly into their degree program.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 1,231
The following courses are required by this program and should be used to fulfill the respective General Education Requirement:
African-American Music - AH, D1
Music in World Cultures - D2, SB

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

School of Music Requirements
MUS 141Theory I 34
MUS 142Theory II 34
MUS 241Theory III4
MUS 361Music Literature I (1000-1750)3
MUS 362Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music)3
MUS 363Music Literature III (1860-present)3
MUS 109Major Ensembles (minimum of eight 1-hour courses) 48
MUS 97Recital Attendance (six semesters of “S”)0
MUS 125Arts Instrument 5,61
MUS 126Arts Instrument 5,61
MUS 225Arts Instrument 5,61
MUS 226Arts Instrument 5,61
MUS 131Piano Class 6,71
MUS 132Piano Class 6,71
MUS 347Analysis I (Course based on BA emphasis) 102-4
or MUS 242 Theory IV
MUS 100Introduction to Music Study1
MUS 197Piano Proficiency0
Minimum Total Hours38-40

Program/Major Requirements

Major Courses
Music Electives 812-14
Music or General Electives3
MUS 496BA Capstone Project (CUE)0
General Electives 934
Minimum Total Hours49-51

Upper Division Assessment

All students enrolled in a music degree program will be reviewed at the approximate midpoint of the selected program in order for students to achieve Upper Division status. Students must meet the standards of this review to register for 400-level courses in music. Both the elements and standards of the review are established by the faculty and include credit for MUS 242 Theory IV or Analysis (MUS 347 Analysis I for BA General, MUS 349 Jazz Analysis for BA Jazz Studies, MUS 350 Analysis of Electronic Media for BA Music & New Media); MUS 361; 4 semesters of Applied Instrument at the course numbers required for the degree; Piano Proficiency Examination; MUS 97 Recital Attendance , with a grade of S for 4 semesters; Ensemble participation; cumulative 2.5 GPA (good standing); minimum of 48 credit hours completed; pass ENGL 101 or ENGL 105; and 3 additional Gen Ed courses.

Additional specific elements and standards appropriate to specific degree programs in jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history, instrumental and vocal performance, pedagogy, music theory, and music therapy are required of students in order to achieve Upper Division status and to continue in the degree program. Specific degree requirements are determined by the division and area faculties and are outlined in the Music Student Handbook and the various Division handbooks 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
BA Capstone Project

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
MUS 100 Introduction to Music Study 1
MUS 125 Arts Instrument 1
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 141 Theory I 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 131 Piano Class (or Music Elective) 1
Music Elective 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours16
Spring
MUS 126 Arts Instrument 1
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 142 Theory II 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 132 Piano Class (or Music Elective) 1
MUS 197 Piano Proficiency 0
Music Elective 2
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MUS 225 Arts Instrument 1
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 241 Theory III 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
Music Elective 2
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration 3
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline 3
 Hours14
Spring
MUS 226 Arts Instrument 1
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
One of the following: 2-4
Theory IV  
Music Elective, 2 hours (if taking MUS 347 in Spring, Year 3)
 
MUS 361 Music Literature I (1000-1750) 3
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration 3
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline 3
 Hours13-15
Year 3
Fall
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 362 Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music) 3
MUS 347 Analysis I (not required if student completed MUS 242 in Spring, Year 2) 0-2
Music Elective 1
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration 3
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
 Hours16-14
Spring
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 363 Music Literature III (1860-present) 3
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration (300 level or above) 3
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline 3
Music Elective 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration (300 level or above) 3
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline (300 level or above) 3
Music Electives 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours15
Spring
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration (300 level or above) 3
Non-Music Elective in ay other discipline (300 level or above) 1
Music Electives 2
General or Music Electives 3
PAS 214 African-American Music - AH, D1 3
ANTH 205 Music in World Cultures - D2, SB 3
MUS 496 BA Capstone Project (CUE) 0
 Hours16
 Minimum Total Hours120

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