B.A. in Music - Vocal with Teacher Certification

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
Mathetmatics3
College Algebra
Precalculus
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
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 and not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Teaching Diverse Populations
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 Choir5
Concert Choir (To be taken 1st - 3rd years)
Concert Choir (To be taken 1st - 2nd years)
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)
Ensemble6
MU 11XX Ensemble: Opera Workshop (To be taken 1st - 3rd years)
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
Piano Proficiency 44
Applied Music (Private Lessons): Piano Proficiency
Applied Music (Private Lessons): Piano Proficiency
Applied Music: Piano Proficiency
Applied Music: Piano Proficiency
Methods2
Percussion Methods
Methods: Strings
Concert Music (8 Classes)
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Concert Music
Music Courses17
World Music
Music History: Medieval through Classical
Diction, part 1
Diction, part 2
Form and Analysis
Arranging and Orchestration
Accompanying
Improvisation
Choral Conducting
Vocal Pedagogy
Professional Development Courses
ED 3302The American Secondary School3
ED 3350Reading-- Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas3
ED 3361Adolescent Development in the School Setting3
ED 3362Teaching-Learning and Secondary Methods3
ED 4388Professional Development Seminar-Secondary3
ED 4689Student Teaching-Secondary6
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 Hours147
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses.

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 13XX3SMC 13XX3
Speech3MU 1110 Methods: Percussion1
MU 10010MU 10020
MU 1111 (Piano Proficiency)1MU 11121
MU 11211MU 11221
MU 11511MU 11331
MU 11XX Ensemble: Opera Workshop1MU 11521
MU 12112MU 11XX Ensemble: Opera Workshop1
MU 13213MU 12122
ND 01010MU 13223
 MU 2149 (English & Italian)1
 18 18
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3
EN 13113SMC 23XX3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
MU 11511MU 11521
MU 11XX Ensemble: Opera Workshop1MU 11XX Ensemble: Opera Workshop1
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
Mathematics3MU 33323
MU 11XX Ensemble: Opera Workshop1MU 11XX Ensemble: Opera Workshop1
MU 1110 Methods: Strings1MU 30020
MU 23313MU 3149 (French & German)1
MU 30010MU 32162
MU 32152MU 32452
MU 32242MU 41251
ED 33023ED 33303
 18 16
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Science3SMC 43013
Literature3Advanced Theology3
MU 11511MU 40020
MU 32252MU 42182
MU 40010ED 33503
MU 42172ED 33623
MU 42402 
MU 42422 
ED 33613 
 18 14
Fifth Year
FallSemester Hours 
ED 43883 
ED 46896 
 9 
Total Semester Hours 147