B.A. in Music - Vocal

BA in Music (Vocal) Degree Plan (120 hours)
Core Requirements (45 hours)
First Year Seminar3
First Year Seminar
Freshmen Composition I3
Rhetoric and Composition
Rhetoric and Composition for International Students
Literature3
Any EN 23XX literature course
History3
Any 1000, 2000, or 3000-level HS course
Social Science6
BA 13xx, CJ 1301, CPH 1301, EC 2301, EC 2303, ED 2330, HU 3300,HU 3303, PO 1311, PO 1312, PO 1314, PS 1301, PS 2333, PS 2355, PS 2363, PS 3337, SC 1311, SC2321, SC2371, 3 hrs. of communication Studies (CM 1341,CM 2333,CM 2334)
Mathematics3
Select one from the following: MT 1301, 1302, 1303, 1305, 1411, 2303, 2306, 2412
Natural or Physical Sciences3
Fine Arts3
Select one course from the following:AR 1300, AR 1301, AR 1311, AR 1312, AR 2301, AR 2321, AR 2361, AR 2362, AR 3331, AR 3351, AR 3381, AR 3392, any 3 hr. DM course (SMC 2303 will meet this requirement)
Foreign Language and International Engagement 6
This requirement is satisfied through one of four ways: (1) One 3-hour course in any language at the 3000 level or above, with a grade of B or better; (2) Two courses (1311 and 1312) in a language not previously studied; (3) Two courses (2311 and 2312) in a language previously studied at the high school or college level; (4) Qualifying scores on an AP or CLEP exam, or both the ACTFL OPI and WPT exams
Philosophy - Self3
Intro to Philosophy
(SMC 1311 will meet this requirement)
Philosophy - Ethics3
Foundations of Ethics
(SMC 2301 will meet this requirement)
Theology - God3
Introduction to Theology
(SMC 1314 will meet this requirement)
Intermediate Theology3
Any TH 33xx course
Music – Vocal Major (80 hours)
Large Ensemble courses (may be repeated for credit) (8 hours)8
MU 1153 Wind Ensemble, MU 1154 Wind Ensemble, MU 1172 String Ensemble
Concert Music (8 classes)
MU 1001Concert Music0
MU 1002Concert Music0
MU 2001Concert Music0
MU 2002Concert Music0
MU 3001Concert Music0
MU 3002Concert Music0
MU 4001Concert Music0
MU 4002Concert Music0
Applied Music (16 hours)
MU 1211Applied Music (Private Lessons)2
MU 1212Applied Music (Private Lessons)2
MU 2213Applied Music (Private Lessons)2
MU 2214Applied Music (Private Lessons)2
MU 3215Applied Music (Private Lessons)2
MU 3216Applied Music (Private Lessons)2
MU 4216 – Applied Music2
MU 4217Applied Music (Private Lessons)2
Aural Skills (4 hours)
MU 1121Aural Skills I1
MU 1122Aural Skills II1
MU 2123Aural Skills III1
MU 2124Aural Skills IV1
Music Theory (12 hours)
MU 1321Music Theory I3
MU 1322Music Theory II3
MU 2323Music Theory III3
MU 2324Music Theory IV3
Piano Proficiency (2 hours)
MU 1141Piano Proficiency I1
MU 1142Piano Proficiency II1
Additional Competencies (10 hours)
MU 4341Conducting3
MU 2331Music History I3
MU 3332Music History II3
MU 1133World Music1
Music Electives (12 hours)12
MU 2149 Diction I, MU 3149 Diction 2, MU 4242 Vocal Pedagogy, MU 3224 Form and Analysis, MU 3225 Arranging and Orchestration, MU 3245 Accompanying, MU 4125 Improvisation, MU 2230 The Living Symphony, MU 4225 Jazz Literature, MU 4301 Music Education Methods, MU 4111 Percussion Methods, MU 4112 String Methods, MU 4113 Vocal Methods MU 4114 Woodwind Methods MU 4115 Brass Methods MU 1311 Applied Music, MU 1211 Applied Music (Applied courses may be repeated for credit). A music elective can be a course taken from MU courses outside of the major requirements. Students can use these hours to pursue other areas of music study.
Electives (11 hours)11
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline. Students can use these hours to pursue certificates, minors, or second majors.
Total Semester Hours120

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

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
MU 10010Mathematics3
EN 13113Literature3
FYE 13013MU 10020
MU 11111MU 11121
MU 11211MU 11221
MU 12112MU 13223
MU 11XX Large Ensemble1MU 12122
 MU 11XX Large Ensemble1
 11 14
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Foreign Languages3Foreign Languages3
PL 13013PL 23013
General Elective3General Elective3
MU 20010MU 20020
MU 21231MU 21241
MU 23233MU 23243
MU 22132MU 22142
MU 11XX Large Ensemble1MU 11XX Large Ensemble1
 16 16
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Music Elective3Advanced Theology3
TH 13013General Elective3
MU 30010Music Elective3
MU 11XX Large Ensemble1MU 30020
MU 3214 Applied Music – Private Lesson2MU 32152
MU 4342 Conducting3MU 11XX Large Ensemble1
MU 2331 Music History 13MU 1133 World Music1
MU 21491MU 3332 Music History 23
 MU 3149 Diction 21
 16 17
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Social Science3Natural or Physical Science3
History3Social Science3
Fine Arts3Music Elective3
Music Elective3General Elective3
MU 40010MU 4002 Concert Music
MU 4215 Applied Music – Private Lesso2MU 4216 Applied Music – Private Lesson2
MU 11XX Large Ensemble1MU 11XX Large Ensemble1
MU 4242 Vocal Pedagogy2 
 17 15
Total Semester Hours 122