Eight-Semester Plan for B.A. in Music with Minor or Second Major

Major Program Guide For: B.A. Degree in Music
With Minor or Second Major
Effective Fall 2012
Suggested Course Sequence

  • Total Hours for Degree:  120
  • Total Hours of Pre-requisites:  None, unless the musical aptitude placement exam requires the student to complete a leveling class in music theory (MUS 118, 3 hours) or aural skills (MUS 108, 1 hour). 
  • An audition is required for admission to the major.
  • Large Ensemble (371, 372, or 373) must reflect the applied study area; only one course will count per semester.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.

Freshman Year

Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
*MUS 107 Applied Major 2 MUS 107 Applied Major 2
*MUS 148 Piano I 1 MUS 149 Piano II 1
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble   1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1
MUS 358 Performance Lab 0 MUS 358 Performance Lab 0
ART/MUS/THEA 191 Integral Arts (or other first-year seminar) 3 *MUS 208 Aural Skills II 1
COMM 201 Intro. Speech 3 *MUS 218 Music Theory II 3
MATH 101 or higher Mathematics 3 ENGL 101 Composition I 3
*MFL   Foreign Language 3 MFL   Foreign 3
**Semester Hours:     16 Semester Hours:     14
Notes:
*PREQ: Audition or Placement Test
**One semester of first-year MFL may be used to satisfy the Liberal Studies P6 category.
***An additional 1-4 hours may be needed if placed into MUS 108 (1) and/or 118 (3). If so, take one of the Liberal Studies in a later semester.

Sophomore Year

 

Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
*MUS 207 Applied Major 2 MUS 207 Applied Major 2
MUS 248 Piano III 1 MUS 249 Piano IV 1
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1
MUS 358 Performance Lab 0 MUS 358 Performance Lab 0
MUS 308 Aural Skills III 1 MUS 309 Aural Skills IV 1
MUS 318 Music Theory III 3 MUS 319 Music Theory IV 3
ENGL 202 Composition II 3 C4   Wellness 3
C5   Physical & Biological Sciences 3 C5   Physical & Biological Sciences 3
 P1   Social Sciences 3 **P5   Fine & Performing Arts 3
Semester Hours:     17 Semester Hours:     17

Notes:
*PREQ: Freshman Exam
**Upper Level Perspective (ULP):  An approved (non-Music) Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories (P1-P6).

Junior Year

 

Fall
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1
MUS 358 Performance Lab 0 MUS 358 Performance Lab 0
MUS 418 Music History I 3 MUS 419 Music History II 3
*Minor     3 MUS 329 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
**P1   Social Sciences 3 *Minor     6
**P3   History 3 **P4   Humanities 3
***P6   World Cultures 3        
Semester Hours:     16 Semester Hours:     15

Notes:
*A minor, second major, or approved program is required; a typical minor of 18 hours is shown.
**Upper Level Perspective (ULP):  An approved (non-Music) Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories (P1-P6).
***Substitute three hours of electives if MFL 101 or 102 was used to satisfy the P6 requirement.

Senior Year

 

Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
 Music Electives    See program description 3  MUS  474  Entrepreneurship
*Minor     6 Music Electives   See program description 3
**General Electives     4 *Minor     3
        **General Electives     5
Semester Hours:     13 Semester Hours:     12
Notes:
*A minor, second major, or approved program is required; a typical minor of 18 hours is shown.
**At least 5 hours must be at the 300-400 level.
  • Total Hours for Degree:  120
  • Total Hours of Pre-requisites:  None, unless the musical aptitude placement exam requires the student to complete a leveling class in music theory (MUS 118, 3 hours) or aural skills (MUS 108, 1 hour). 
  • An audition is required for admission to the major
  • Large Ensemble (371, 372, or 373) must reflect the applied study area; only one course will count per semester.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
 

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