B.M. Music Degree Plan

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type.

Courses that are recommended are in italics.

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS Min. 40

REQUIRED CORE COURSES - 31-35

Written Communication - 6 

  • ENGL 1113 English Composition I
  • ENGL 1213 English Composition II

Mathematics - 3

Select one course.

  • MATH 1143 Mathematical Concepts
  • MATH 1153 Mathematical Applications
  • MATH 1513 College Algebra or a higher numbered math course

U. S. History - 3

Select one course.

  • HIST 1043 U.S. History to 1877
  • HIST 1053 U.S. History since 1877 

American Government - 3

  • POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics

Science - 7-8

Select one course from Life Science and one course from Physical Science. One Science course must be a lab science.

Life Science - 3-4

  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts w/Lab
  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I w/Lab
  • BIOL 1013 Current Issues in Biology 

Physical Science - 3-4

  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry w/Lab
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology w/Lab
  • SCI 1513 Conc of Phy. Science (may also take w/lab)
  • SCI 1501 Concepts of Phy. Science Lab
  • PHY 1044 Basic Physics I
  • PHY 1063 General Physics or a higher numbered chemistry or physics course

Humanities 6

  • HUM 1103 Introduction to Humanities
  • MUSIC 1103 Music and Culture

Human, Cultural, & Social Diversity - 3

  • PSYCH 1003 General Psychology

Computer Proficiency - 0-3

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency (high school Computer Science course, SWOSU computer proficiency exam, or COMSC 1023 Computer & Info Access).

GE electives (from at least 2 different categories) to total 40

Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music major includes 40 hours of core requirements, a selected music specialty, and electives approved by the department to total 120 hours.

Core Requirements - 40

  • MUSIC 1213 Music Theory I
  • MUSIC 1221 Aural Skills I
  • MUSIC 1313 Music Theory II
  • MUSIC 1321 Aural Skills II
  • MUSIC 2981 Principles of Conducting
  • MUSIC 3101 Instrumental Conducting OR MUSIC 3151      Choral Conducting
  • MUSIC 3253 Music Theory III
  • MUSIC 3261 Aural Skills III
  • MUSIC 3303 Music Theory IV
  • MUSIC 3311 Aural Skills IV
  • MUSIC 3353 History of Music I
  • MUSIC 3403 History of Music II
  • MUSIC 3553 History of Music III
  • MUSIC 4812 Advanced Music Analysis
  • MUSIC 4232 Arranging
  • MUSIC 4261 Intro to Music Technology
  • MUSIC 4900 Recital Attend (Enroll each semester)

Instrumental OR Choral Ensembles, 8 hours (Enroll each semester)

Majors must select a specialization from the following areas:

Performance -- Piano or Organ (Code No. 141)

Required - 30

Principal Applied Area (Piano or Organ), 16 hours

(One instrument, individual instruction only, enroll each semester)           

Applied Music Proficiency Exams in Principal Area 

Secondary Applied Area, 4 hours           

Applied Music Proficiency Exams in Secondary Area 

  • MUSIC 2861 Accompanying, 4 hours
  • MUSIC 2901 Piano Ensemble and Accompanying
  • MUSIC 4352 Piano Pedagogy
  • MUSIC 4552 Piano Literature
  • MUSIC 4951 Senior Recital (Principal area)

Electives in Music - 6

Performance – Voice (Code No. 142)

Required - 30

Applied Voice, 16 hours

(Individual instruction only, enroll each semester)

Applied Music Proficiency Exams in Principal Area

  • MUSIC 2811 Class Piano I
  • MUSIC 2821 Class Piano II
  • MUSIC 2831 Class Piano III
  • MUSIC 2841 Class Piano IV

Applied Piano 2 hours

  • MUSIC 2951 Modern Language Diction
  • MUSIC 3951 Advanced Modern Language Diction
  • MUSIC 4442 Vocal Literature
  • MUSIC 4452 Vocal Methods
  • MUSIC 4951 Senior Recital (Voice)

Orchestral Instrument Classes, 1 hour

Electives in Music - 6 

Performance - Orchestral Instrument (Code No. 143)

Required - 28

Principal Applied Music Area, 16 hours

(One instrument, individual instruction only, enroll each semester)

Applied Music Proficiency Exams in Principal Area

Secondary Applied Music Areas

(Orchestral instrument Classes), 4 hours

Voice (Class or Applied), 1 hour

  • MUSIC 2811 Class Piano I
  • MUSIC 2821 Class Piano II
  • MUSIC 2831 Class Piano III
  • MUSIC 2841 Class Piano IV
  • MUSIC 4222 Instrumental Pedagogy OR MUSIC 4012 String Pedagogy
  • MUSIC 4951 Senior Recital (Principal Area)

Electives in Music - 8

Elective Studies in Business (Code No. 146)

Required - 37

Principal Applied Music Area, 8 hours

(Choose only one orchestral instrument, piano, organ or

voice, individual instruction only, enroll each semester)

Applied Music Proficiency Exams in Principal Area

Secondary Applied Music Area, 4 hours

(The secondary area must be piano if it is not the principal area)

  • MUSIC 2811 Class Piano I
  • MUSIC 2821 Class Piano II
  • MUSIC 2831 Class Piano III
  • MUSIC 2841 Class Piano IV
  • MUSIC 4402 Band Methods AND MUSIC 4602 nst. Lit. OR MUSIC 4452 Vocal Methods AND MUSIC 4502 Choral Lit.
  • MUSIC 4950 Senior Recital (Principal area)
  • MUSIC 1411 Brass Class
  • MUSIC 1511 Woodwind Class
  • MUSIC 1611 Percussion Class
  • MUSIC 1711 String Class
  • MUSIC 1911 Beginning Guitar Class
  • MUSIC 4003 Individual Study in Music (Internship)
  • ACCTG 2213 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • MRKTG 3143 Principles of Marketing
  • MRKTG 3243 Promotional Strategy
  • MRKTG 3443 Marketing/Consumer Behavior
  • ENTRP  3113 Introduction to MIS 

TOTAL HOURS -120-121

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

Minimum credit hours for graduation - 120-121

Minimum credit hours in the liberal arts & sciences - 40

Minimum credit hours in upper-division

(3000/4000 courses) - 40

Minimum credit hours (3000/4000 courses)

in major completed at SWOSU - 8

Minimum credit hours at SWOSU (15 of the last 30) - 30

Minimum Grade Point Average in all course work - 2.00

Minimum Grade Point Average in major - 2.00