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Bachelor of Arts Music - Columbus State University

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Bachelor of Arts Music

College of the Arts
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of the Arts and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1001
MATH 1101
MATH 1111
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 1125/ITDS 1779/ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/ LEAD 1705/ LIBR 1105/ POLS 2401/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ITDS 2125/PHIL 2010
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ ITDS 1145*/ MUSC 1100/ THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215K (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225K (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105/1105L(lab optional); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105; CPSC 1301/ 1301L; GEOG 2215; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2500; STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12

Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/ PHIL 2030/ PSYC 1101/ SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ ENGL 2136/ GEOG 1101/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
MUSA 1211 Applied Music-Major Instru/Voice
MUSA 1212 Applied Music-Major Instru/Voice
MUSA 2211 Applied Music-Major Instru/Voice
MUSA 2212 Applied Music-Major Instru/Voice
MUSA 2313 Keyboard Class 1
MUSA 2314 Keyboard Class 2
MUSC 1214 Music Theory 1
MUSC 1215 Music Theory 2
MUSC 1314 Music Skills 1
MUSC 2201 Music Theory 3
MUSC 2202 Music Theory 4
Take the appropriate course four times:
MUSP 1070 Orchestral Ensemble Activities
MUSP 1080 Wind Ensemble Activities
MUSP 1090 Vocal Ensemble Activities

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 38
A minimum grade of "C" is required in each of the following courses:
MUSA 2315 Keyboard 3/Proficiency
MUSA 3211 Applied Music
MUSA 3212 Applied Music*
MUSA 4211 Applied Music*
MUSA 4212 Applied Music*
*Students may substitute MUSA 1215 (secondary applied study) for up to three of these courses.
*Students taking this option must still graduate with at least 39 hours of upper-division credits.
MUSC 1000 Convocation (six semesters)
MUSC 1315 Music Skills 2
MUSC 2301 Music Skills 3
MUSC 2302 Music Skills 4
MUSC 3228 Music History to Mozart
MUSC 3229 Music History Beethoven to Present
MUSC 4899 Independent Study
MUSE 3201 Basic Conducting
Foreign Language 1002
Foreign Language 2001
Note: Student may substitute two semester hours in electives if one of the above foreign languages is used for Area B.
Take the appropriate course four times:
MUSP 3070 Orchestral Ensemble Activities
MUSP 3080 Wind Ensemble Activities
MUSP 3090 Vocal Ensemble Activities
Select ten semester hours from the following:
MUSC courses (3000 level or above)
MUSE courses (3000 level or above)

Area H General Electives Required Hours: 22
Eleven semester hours must be 3000-level or above; a minor or area of concentration is recommended.

(NOTE: At least 66 semester hours must be earned in disciplines outside of music. These hours may be earned as general education, foreign language, general electives, and courses in a minor.)

Total Hours Required: 123

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