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The Bachelor of Arts in Music  degree program seeks to create functional professional musicians who are also well-rounded in a variety of academic subjects outside the music core curriculum. Graduates from the Department of Music holding Bachelor of Arts degrees will be uniquely suited for the needs of professional music careers – from traditional posts in performance and teaching to broader and more versatile positions like arts management and advocacy, recording engineering, music entrepreneurship, and technology. Students in the Bachelor of Arts program have the opportunity to forge for themselves a unique career path, limited only by their creativity.

Program Outcomes

Our primary goal is to prepare our majors for career as a teacher or performer. While many of our graduates find immediate placement in public schools, others enter graduate study, open private teaching studios, become ministers of music and educational directors for churches, enter the college teaching profession or engage in a private aspect of the music business. Whichever path you choose, you will graduate Southeastern Oklahoma State University with the tools needed for success.

Why a B.A. in Music?
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Program: MUSIC
Major: Music
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Dept: Music
School: Arts and Sciences
Major Code: 036

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester Hours)

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113; SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: Music (49 Semester Hours)

Core Courses (24 Semester Hours)

Music Theory and Literature
MUS 1101 Music Theory and Literature I Aural Lab
MUS 1203 Music Theory and Literature I: Introduction to Music Study
MUS 1231 Music Theory and Literature II: Aural Lab
MUS 1243 Music Theory and Literature II: Elementary Writing and Analysis
MUS 2201 Music Theory and Literature III: Aural Lab
MUS 2213 Music Theory and Literature III: Intermediate Writing and Analysis
MUS 2231 Music Theory and Literature IV: Aural Lab
MUS 2243 Music Theory and Literature IV: Advanced Writing and Analysis

History of Music
MUS 3012 History of Western Music I: Medieval and Renaissance
MUS 3022 History of Western Music II: Baroque and Classical
MUS 3032 History of Western Music III: Romantic and Contemporary

Conducting
MUS 3471 Principles of Conducting

Class Piano
MUS 2341 – Elementary Class Piano I
MUS 2441 – Elementary Class Piano II

Applied Music
Six semesters of major ensemble for a minimum of 6
hours of credit *
Six hours Applied Music (at least two at the 4000-level)

Music Electives
Any 8 semester hours of classes with a MUS prefix

Capstone Experience
MUS 4960 Directed Readings in Music (2hrs)
MUS 4440 Capstone Project (2hrs)

Recital Attendance
MUS 1400 – Recital Attendance (must be completed four times successfully)

Required General Education:
MUS 1123 Music Literature and Appreciation
Three hours of Foreign Language

Required Program Support Courses:
ORIE 1002 – College Success (for Music majors)
Three additional hours of foreign language

To fulfill the Liberal Arts and Sciences hour requirement for the BA degree:
Nine addition semester hours of liberal arts and sciences must be selected from the following:
ART 1103 or 3083
THTR 1183 or 2183 or 3183
ENG 2313 or 3893

*Students must enroll in at least one major ensemble per semester until degree requirements are met. Vocal major ensembles include Southeastern Chorale and University Singers (if placed into this ensemble by audition). Instrumental major ensembles include Spirit of Southeastern Marching Band, Symphonic Winds, and Concert Band (if placed into this ensemble by audition).

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Music Minor (21 Semester Hours)

Music Theory and Literature
MUS 1101 Music Theory and Literature I Aural Lab
MUS 1203 Music Theory and Literature I; Introduction to Music Study
MUS 1231 Music Theory and Literature II Aural Lab
MUS 1243 Music Theory and Literature II;Elementary Writing and Analysis

Music History
MUS 1123 Music Literature and Appreciation
MUS 2341 Elementary Class Piano I
MUS 2441 Elementary Class Piano II
(Students may be required to take two semesters of MUS 2141 based on placement exam)

Applied Music
Three hours of Voice or Instrument
Five hours required for Major Instrument in Piano
Two hours of Ensemble (band or chorale)
Electives
Three hours of upper level music electives