May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Music, B.A.


The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music is intended to serve students with a music background not wanting to pursue professional degrees in performance or education, but rather to obtain a focused study of music within a liberal arts framework.

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours


(See Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours )

Core Curriculum Specifics


Creative Arts:

MUSC 2733 - Introduction to Western and World Music  

Writing Proficiency Requirement


All students seeking a Bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they have 1) completed 6 hours of Communication Core and 2) earned 60 hours.  Students may meet this requirement by passing the Writing Proficiency Exam, two Writing Intensive Courses (at least one must be outside of the general education core), or ENGL 2113 .  If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website or call (940) 397-4131.

Applied Music - Primary - 8 hours


(2 semesters at 1_ _1-level; 2 semesters at 2_ _1-level; 2 semesters at 3_ _1-level; 2 semesters at 4_ _1-level) (See course listing in the Music Department )

Ensemble - 8 hours


MUSC Ensemble (2 semesters at 1_ _1-level; 2 semesters at 2_ _1-level; 2 semesters at 3_ _1-level; 2 semesters at 4_ _1-level) (See course listing in the Music Department )

MUSC/AMUS Advanced Electives - 4 hours


Electives - 18 hours, to include 9 advanced hours


Total Semester Hours 120


(If necessary, additional elective hours to bring total to 120.)

Recommended Minor


While any stated minor in the current catalog may be used, one of the following is recommended for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music: