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 take Music Theory I (MUS 118, 3 hours) or Aural Skills I (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.
  • With the approval of the studio instructor, BA students may meet the Applied Lesson requirement with any combination of 8 hours of Major (MUS 107, 207) or Minor (MUS 106, 206, etc.) lessons.

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) (108) Aural Skills I (1) MUS 208 Aural Skills II 1
*(MUS) (118) Music Theory I (3) MUS 218 Music Theory II 3
*MUS 148 Piano I 1 MUS 149 Piano II 1
MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0 MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Large Ensemble   1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Large Ensemble 1
ART/MUS/THEA 191 Integral Arts (or other first-year seminar) 3 ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric 3
MATH 101 or higher Mathematics 3 COMM 201 Foundations of Communication 3
**MFL  101 Foreign Language 3 MFL  102 Foreign 3
***Semester Hours:   13 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).

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 308 Aural Skills III 1 MUS 309 Aural Skills IV 1
MUS 318 Music Theory III 3 MUS 319 Music Theory IV 3
MUS 248 Piano III 1 MUS 249 Piano IV 1
MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0 MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Large Ensemble 1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Large Ensemble 1
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 Performance Exam

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 418 Music History I 3 MUS 419 Music History II 3
MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0 MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1
*Minor     3 MUS 329 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
**P1   Social Sciences 3 *Minor     3
**P3   History 3 **P4   Humanities 3
General Electives     1  ***P6    World Cultures 3
Semester Hours:   14 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 general 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
      3  MUS  474  Entrepreneurship
 *MUS Electives    (Advisor approval) 6 *MUS Electives   (Advisor approval) 3
**Minor     4 **Minor     3
***General Electives       ***General Electives     5
Semester Hours:   13 Semester Hours:   12

Notes:
*Music Electives (6 hours total) music be in non-performance classes approved by the advisor.
**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 take Music Theory I (MUS 118, 3 hours) or Aural Skills I (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.
  • With the approval of the studio instructor, BA students may meet the Applied Lesson requirement with any combination of 8 hours of Major (MUS 107, 207) or Minor (MUS 106, 206, etc.) lessons.
 

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