B.A. in Music - Vocal

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 Process3
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:
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
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 Choir8
Concert Choir (To be taken once a year)
Concert Choir (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)
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
Ensemble/Opera Workshop8
MU 11XX - Ensemble/Opera Workshop (To be taken every semester)
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
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
Piano Proficiency 44
Applied Music (Private Lessons): Piano Proficiency
Applied Music (Private Lessons): Piano Proficiency
Applied Music: Piano Proficiency
Applied Music: Piano Proficiency
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by passing the iSkills test with a score of 250 or higher.
Total Semester Hours131
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 before the follow-up course may be taken. 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
Speech3MU 10020
MU 10010MU 11101
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
 18 17
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3
SMC 13XX3Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3MU 11521
MU 11511MU 11XX Ensemble/Opera Workshop1
MU 11XX Ensemble/Opera Workshop1MU 20020
MU 20010MU 21231
MU 2113 (Piano Proficiency)1MU 2114 (Piano Proficiency)1
MU 21231MU 21491
MU 22132MU 22132
MU 23233MU 23233
 18 16
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 23XX3
Mathematics3MU 33323
MU 11511MU 11521
MU 11XX Ensemble/Opera Workshop1MU 11XX Ensemble/Opera Workshop1
MU 23313MU 30020
MU 30010MU 31101
MU 32152MU 31491
MU 32242MU 32162
 MU 32452
 15 14
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 43013
Literature3Advanced Theology3
MU 11511History/Social Science3
MU 11XX Ensemble/Opera Workshop1Science3
MU 32252MU 11521
MU 40010MU 11641
MU 42172MU 40020
MU 42402MU 41251
MU 42422MU 42182
 16 17
Total Semester Hours 131