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Students may study piano, voice, and guitar privately or in a class setting. Music Theory, Ear Training, and Music Fundamentals are designed to aid the student in reading and writing music.

Several ensembles are available to all students. Singers, a non-auditioned chorus, performs in the fall for the annual Madrigal Feast and performs in the spring concert. Chamber Singers, an auditioned chorus, performs for numerous functions on and off campus, and takes a tour in the spring semester.  Admittance into this organization will be achieved through audition and a personal interview with the director. An instrumental ensemble is open to all students with high school band experience. Membership in the instrumental ensemble is by audition.

The music department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and software and may be used by students enrolled in approved classes or working under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This facility is available to music students for word processing, MIDI projects, practicing, and other such work.

Students who are planning to major in music should select courses with the approval of a departmental advisor in order to fulfill the requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer. Additional fees could be charged for private instruction courses.

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Total Program

60 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement Department
The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course.  Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the 3-hour credit course.  In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives.
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

General Education Core - 25 hours

English/Speech - 9 hours

English/Speech Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications Speech

Fine Arts - 6 hours

Fine Arts Department
ART 2503 Fine Arts-Visual Art
THEA 2503 Fine Arts-Theatre Theatre

Mathematics - 3 hours

Mathematics Department
MATH 1043 Quantitative Literacy Mathematics
Students and advisors should check the four-year degree requirements in their chosen major.  

Life Science - 4 hours

Life Science Department

Choose one course below.  

BIOL 1004 Biology for General Education Biological Science
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology Biological Science
BIOL 1024 Ecology Biological Science
BIOL 2104 Microbiology Biological Science
BOT 1104 General Botany Botany
ZOOL 1014 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology Zoology
ZOOL 1304 Principles of Zoology I Zoology
ZOOL 1314 Principles of Zoology II Zoology
ZOOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Zoology
ZOOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Zoology
CHEM 1014 General Chemistry I Chemistry
CHEM 1024 General Chemistry II Chemistry
CHEM 1034 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Chemistry
CHEM 2104 Organic Chemistry I Chemistry
CHEM 2114 Organic Chemistry II Chemistry
ESCI 1004 Introduction to Environmental Science Environmental Science
PHSC 1204 Physical Science Physical Science
PHSC 1304 Earth Science Physical Science
PHYS 1014 Applied Physics for Health Science Physics
PHYS 2054 General Physics I Physics
PHYS 2064 General Physics II Physics
PHYS 2074 University Physics I Physics
PHYS 2084 University Physics II Physics

U.S. History/Government - 3 hours 

U.S. History/Government Department

Choose one course below.  

POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government Political Science
HIST 2763 The United States to 1876 History
HIST 2773 The United States Since 1876 History
HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 History
HIST 1023 World Civilization since 1660 History

Social Sciences - 3 hours

Social Sciences Department

Choose one course below.  

SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology Psychology

Electives - 32 hours

Music Emphasis

Music Emphasis Department
MUS 1411 Ear Training I Music
MUS 1421 Ear Training II Music
MUS 2411 Ear Training III Music
MUS 1413 Music Theory I Music
MUS 1423 Music Theory II Music
MUS 2413 Music Theory III Music
MUS 1201 Class Piano I Music
MUS 1211 Class Piano II Music
MUS 2201 Class Piano III Music
MUS 2211 Class Piano IV Music
MUS 2553 Music History I Music
Music Emphasis  Department
Choose one course below. 
MUS 1901 Symphonic Band I Music
MUS 1791 The Singers I Music
Music Emphasis  Department
Choose one course below.
MUS 1911 Symphonic Band II Music
MUS 1891 The Singers II Music
Music Emphasis  Department
Choose one course below. 
MUS 2901 Symphonic Band III Music
MUS 2791 The Singers III Music
Music Emphasis  Department
Choose one course below. 
MUS 2911 Symphonic Band IV Music
MUS 2891 The Singers IV Music
Students may also choose from an Advisor Approved Elective (1 hour)

Students who are not sufficiently prepared for Music Theory and Ear Training I will be required to take Music Fundamentals and Sight Singing (MUS 1403 and 1401).  These classes will not count towards the credit requirements for graduation but may transfer as electives.  A theory placement exam will be given by the faculty of the Music Department to determine if students should take these classes.

Students with piano skills may test out of any or all of the class piano requirements. If a student is able to test out of these classes, credit hours will not be given, and the student may replace these credits with approved elective credits.

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