May 18, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Musical Arts, BMA

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The Bachelor of Musical Arts degree provides undergraduate preparation in music and multidisciplinary curricula with intellectual, pragmatic, and professional objectives. The curriculum for each Bachelor of Musical Arts degree stresses an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach for each student.

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements

Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:

   English Composition and Oral Communication
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   Quantitative Literacy
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Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:

   Humanities and the Arts
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   _____________________________    ________    

   Natural Sciences - at least one Lab Science required
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   Social and Behavioral Sciences
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   _____________________________    ________                                                                        

Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:

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   _____________________________    ________                                                                                    

University Requirements

Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:

Cultural Diversity in the US    ____________
International Perspective       ____________

Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120                              

Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36                      

Performance Studies

(21-22 Hours)

Electives In/Out of Music

(1-3 Hours)


(Students MUST successfully complete 6 semesters of MUS 99 )


(15-30 Hours)

Choose any minor in the university in consultation with the advisor.

Total Hours: 122 Minimum

*GSW 1110, GSW 1120, MUCT 1250 , and MUCT 2610  may count for BGP credit

  • Students must successfully complete six semesters of MUS 99 - Recital Attendance . Students are also required to attend biweekly seminars according to major applied medium.

UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG: All degree requirements are stated in the UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG. You are responsible for knowing them, so please read the catalog carefully. Highlights from that document appear below.

THEORY: Some students may be required to enroll in MUCT 1130  or MUCT 1150  pending results of the Freshman Placement Examination.

WRITING PROFICIENCY: Please see the catalog regarding placement and/or prerequisites to WRIT 1120 .

CAPSTONE PROJECT: The capstone project (MUS 4500 ) is required for the degree. Refer to the capstone handbook for details. Student selects two faculty from different disciplines to advise work on a research or creative project that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the Bachelor of Musical Arts degree. At least one of the two faculty members must be from the College of Musical Arts. Prerequisite: senior class standing and consent of the Assistant Dean.

SPECIAL SCHEDULING CONSIDERATIONS: A number of courses required for the degree are only offered once a year or every other year and must be carefully scheduled by students in consultation with the advisor.


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