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Degree Program Course Requirements

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Bachelor of Arts

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
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/LEAD 1705/LIBR 1105/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 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; 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; CPSC 1301/1301L; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2115; STAT 1127

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 Instru/Voice
MUSA 1212 Applied Music-Major Instru/Voice
MUSA 2211 Applied Music-Major Instru/Voice
MUSA 2212 Applied Music-Major Instru/Voice
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 
MUSC 1090 Vocal Ensemble Activities 

Area G Program Requirements           Required Hours: 38
A minimum grade of C is required in each of the following courses:
MUSA 2315 Keyboard 3/Proficiency
MUSA 3211 Applied Music
MUSA 3212 Applied Music
MUSA 4211 Applied Music
MUSA 4212 Applied Music
Students taking this option must still graduate with at least 39 hours of
upper-division credits.
MUSC 1000 Convocation (six semesters)
MUSC 1315 Music Skills 1
MUSC 2301 Music Skills 2
MUSC 2302 Music Skills 3
MUSC 3228 Music History to Mozart
MUSC 3229 Music History Beethoven to Present
MUSC 4899 Independent Study
MUSE 3201 Basic Conducting
Foreign Language 1002
Foreign Language 2001
Note: Student may substitute two semester hours in electives if one of the above foreign languages is used for Area B.
Take the appropriate course four times:
MUSC 3070 Orchestral Ensemble Activities 
MUSC 3080 Wind Ensemble Activities 
MUSC 3090 Vocal Ensemble Activities 
Select ten semester hours from the following: 
MUSC courses (3000 level or above)
MUSE courses (3000 level or above)

Area H General Electives                  Required Hours: 22
Eleven semester hours must be 3000-level or above; a minor or area of concentration is recommended. 

(NOTE: At least 66 semester hours must be earned in disciplines outside of music. These hours may be earned as general education, foreign language, general electives, and courses in a minor.)

Total Hours Required: 123


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