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2020-2021 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Music Education

Students will be required to select one of two emphases: Choral/vocal emphasis or instrumental emphasis. Students must earn a minimum of 77 hours in music and 39 hours in professional education.

Choral/vocal majors typically choose an applied emphasis in voice or keyboard. Instrumental majors typically choose a standard band or orchestra instrument as their applied emphasis.

MUS Requirements: 69 to 73 credits (three are general education)

Certification Requirements: 39 credits (three are general education)


Music Theory and Aural Perception

There are 19 credits required, including:

AND one course from:

Music Literature and History

There are 12 credits required (three are general education):

AND one course from the following (all count as SWS general education):

Keyboard Musicianship

There are three instrumental or four choral/vocal credits required. Piano majors are exempt from this requirement.

Music Education (Professional) Courses

There are 23 instrumental credits or 21 choral/vocal credits required, including:


There are seven to nine credits required.

Instrumental Music Majors

May be repeated for credit.

Students taking applied lessons in wind, brass, or percussion must also take MUS 107 - Marching Band for two semesters.

Choral/Vocal Majors

May be repeated for credit.

Applied Music, Instrumental and Choral/Vocal

There are seven credits required, including:

Certification Requirements

There are 39 credits required (three are general education), including:

Music Program Description

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