B.A. in Music – Instrumental Track

Core Curriculum     50 hours

Christian Literacy     18 hours

BI 1315 Biblical Worldview I 3
BI 1316 Biblical Worldview II 3
BI 2318 Understanding Biblical Literature 3
BI 2319 Christian Ethics 3
BI 3311 Marriage and Family Relations 3
BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage 3

Cultural Heritage Literacy     9 hours 

HU 2315 Western Tradition I (or GB 2301) 3
HU 2325 Western Tradition II (or GB 2302) 3
HY 2320 American Cultural Heritage 3

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy     7 hours 

MH 1338 Finite Math (or higher) 3
Science and Lab 4

 Information and Communication Literacy     9 hours

EH 1301 English Composition I (or GB 1301) 3
EH 1302 English Composition II (or GB 1302) 3
English/American Literature (or GB 3301) 3

 Personal and Social Literacy     7 hours

PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness 3
Social Science 3
FAF 1111 Faulkner Foundations (or FAF 2111)** 1

Foreign Language Literacy     6 hours 

(Two three-hour courses in the same language)

Professional Literacy     57 hours

Disciplined Required Courses     57 hours 

MU 1151 Sight Singing and Ear Training I 1
MU 1152 Sight Singing and Ear Training II 1
MU 1153 Class Piano I 1
MU 1154 Class Piano II 1
MU 2151 Sight Singing and Ear Training III 1
MU 2152 Sight Singing and Ear Training IV 1
MU 2231 Music Literature 2
MU 2341 Music Theory I 3
MU 2342 Music Theory II 3
MU 3010 Piano Proficiency Exam 0
MU 3243 Orchestration and Arranging 2
MU 3331 Music History I 3
MU 3332 Music History II 3
MU 3341 Music Theory III 3
MU 3342 Music Theory IV 3
MU 3352 Instrumental Conducting 3
MU 4010 Senior Recital 0
MU 4331 Christian Aesthetics & Philosophies of Fine Arts 3
MU 4360 Music Internship 3
(MU 11XX-21XX1) Lower-level Private Applied Lessons 4
(MU 32XX-42XX1) Upper-Level Private Applied Lessons 8
Choose one of the following ensembles:2 8
MU 1184/85-4184/85 University Band
MU 1182/83-4182/83 Jazz Ensemble

 General Electives     11 hours

 Total Hours Required for Graduation     124 hours

** All incoming freshmen must complete FAFE 1111.  Students transferring more than 12 semester hours will take FATE 2111 in lieu of FAFE 1111.

The university requires at least 42 upper-level credits for all bachelor’s degrees. Some programs may require more.

1Private Applied Lessons: 12 hours are required, of which at least 8 hours must be upper division.

2Ensemble Requirement: 8 hours are required, of which at least 4 hours must be upper division. Students pursuing the choral track should choose University Chorus and/or Faulkner Singers. Students pursuing the instrumental track should choose University Band and/or Jazz Ensemble. Credit earned through membership in ensembles not sanctioned by the Department of Fine Arts will not be counted toward graduation.