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Degree Program Course Requirements

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Bachelor of Music
Performance-Instrumental Track


Area A Essential Skills                                      Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1101/1111/1113/1125/1131

Area B Institutional Options                            Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755/LIBR 1105
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/ LEAD 1705/POLS 2401/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts                          Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ PHIL 1105
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ITDS 1145*/MUSC 1100/THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology                 Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215 (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225 (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105 (no lab); GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); ITDS 1215 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105/MATH 1113/MATH 1125/MATH 1127/MATH 1131/MATH 1132/MATH 1165/MATH 2125/PHIL 2115

Area E Social Sciences                                   Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/PHIL 2135/PSYC 1101/SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ENGL 2136/GEOG 1101/HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement                                  Required Hours: 3
PELM 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major                 Required Hours: 18
MUSA 1211 Applied Music - Major Instrument
MUSA 1212 Applied Music - Major Instrument
MUSA 2211 Applied Music - Major Instrument
MUSA 2212 Applied Music - Major Instrument
MUSA 2313 Keyboard Class 1 
MUSA 2314 Keyboard Class 2
MUSC 1215 Music Theory 1
MUSC 1305 Music Fundamentals
MUSC 2201 Music Theory 2
MUSC 2202 Music Theory 3
Take the appropriate course four times:
MUSC 1070 Orchestral Ensemble Activities
MUSC 1080 Wind Ensemble Activities

Area G Program Requirements                    Required Hours: 41
A minimum grade of C is required in each of the following courses:
MUSA 3000 Piano Proficiency
MUSA 3221 Applied Music - Major Instrument
MUSA 3222 Applied Music - Major Instrument
MUSA 3305 Half Recital
MUSA 4231 Applied Music - Major Instrument
MUSA 4232 Applied Music - Major Instrument
MUSA 4305 Full Recital
MUSC 1000 Convocation (six semesters)
MUSC 1315 Music Skills 1
MUSC 2301 Music Skills 2
MUSC 2302 Music Skills 3
MUSC 3116 Form and Analysis
MUSC 3117 Instrumentation and Transcription
MUSC 3228 Music History to Mozart
MUSC 3229 Music History Beethoven to Present
MUSE 3201 Basic Conducting
Take the appropriate course four times:
MUSC 3070 Orchestral Ensemble Activities 
MUSC 3080 Wind Ensemble Activities 
Select two courses from the following:
MUSC 5217 Brass Literature
MUSC 5219 Jazz History
MUSC 5221 Organ Literature 1
MUSC 5222 Organ Literature 2
MUSC 5225 Development of Opera
MUSC 5226 Flute Literature
MUSC 5227 Guitar Literature
MUSC 5228 Piano Lit Through Classicism
MUSC 5229 Piano Lit: Romantic-Contemp Eras
MUSC 5236 String Literature
MUSC 5237 Symphonic Literature
MUSC 5238 Wind Ensemble Literature
MUSC 5239 Woodwind Literature
MUSC 5246 Percussion Literature
Select four semester hours from the following:
MUSE 3251 Brass Pedagogy 1
MUSE 3252 Brass Pedagogy 2
MUSE 3215 Percussion Pedagogy
MUSE 3216 String Bass Pedagogy
MUSE 3217 Guitar Pedagogy
MUSE 3261 Cello Pedagogy 1
MUSE 3262 Cello Pedagogy 2
MUSE 3271 Woodwind Pedagogy 1
MUSE 3272 Woodwind Pedagogy 2
MUSE 3281 Violin/Viola Pedagogy 1
MUSE 3282 Violin/Viola Pedagogy 2

Area H Program Electives                            Required Hours: 19
Select nineteen hours of MUSA, MUSC, MUSE, MUSP courses, at least 6 hours must be 3000 level or above.

Total Hours Required: 123

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Last Updated: 2/1/11