B.A. in Music - Instrumental

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process (Emphasis in Drama or Art required)3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following options:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Fine Arts3
Beethoven to the 21st Century
B.A. Music Major Courses
Concert Band8
Concert Band (To be taken once a year)
Concert Band (To be taken once a year)
Applied Music16
Applied Music (Private Lessons)
Applied Music (Private Lessons)
Applied Music (Private Lessons)
Applied Music (Private Lessons)
Applied Music (Private Lessons)
Applied Music (Private Lessons)
Applied Music (Private Lessons)
Applied Music (Private Lessons)
Ensemble8
MU 11XX - Ensemble (To be taken every semester)
Aural Skills/Musicianship16
Aural Skills I 3
Aural Skills II 3
Aural Skills III
Aural Skills IV
Basic Musicianship I 3
Basic Musicianship II 3
Basic Musicianship III
Basic Musicianship IV
Methods2
Percussion Methods
How instruments work
Concert Music (8 Classes)
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Piano Proficiency 44
Applied Music (Private Lessons): Piano Proficiency
Applied Music (Private Lessons): Piano Proficiency
Applied Music: Piano Proficiency
Applied Music: Piano Proficiency
Music Courses13
World Music
Music History: Medieval through Classical
Form and Analysis
Arranging and Orchestration
Accompanying
Improvisation
Instrumental Conducting
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by passing the iSkills exam with a score of 250 or higher.
Total Semester Hours127
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN 1313 to fulfill this requirement.

3

Students who earn less than a grade of “C” will be required to retake the course until a grade of “C” or better is earned. When the course involved is a prerequisite course, a grade of “C” or better must be earned before the follow-up course may be taken. 

4

Basic piano proficiency must be attained by passing each of the four levels with at least a "B."

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX3
SMC 13XX3EN 13113
MU 10010MU 10020
MU 1111 (Piano Proficiency)1MU 11101
MU 11211MU 11121
MU 11531MU 11221
MU 11XX - Ensemble1MU 11331
MU 12112MU 11541
MU 13213MU 11XX - Ensemble1
ND 01010MU 12122
 MU 13223
 15 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
MU 11531MU 11541
MU 11XX - Ensemble1MU 11XX - Ensemble1
MU 20010MU 20020
MU 2113 (Piano Proficiency)1MU 2114 (Piano Proficiency)1
MU 21231MU 21241
MU 22132MU 22142
MU 23233MU 23243
 18 18
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 23XX3
Mathematics3Speech3
MU 11531MU 33323
MU 11XX - Ensemble1MU 11541
MU 30010MU 11XX - Ensemble1
MU 32152MU 30020
MU 32242MU 31101
MU 23313MU 32162
 MU 32452
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Literature3SMC 43013
Science3History/Social Science3
MU 11531Advanced Theology3
MU 11XX - Ensemble1MU 11541
MU 32242MU 11XX - Ensemble1
MU 40010MU 40020
MU 41251MU 42182
MU 42172 
MU 42412 
 15 13
Total Semester Hours 127