Nov 29, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Music, BA


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General Education Requirements


Competencies

Competencies must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits.

Basic College Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

General Education Categories (34-35 credits total)

FYS, W-I, and OC courses must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits. Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines. First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements. 

FYS

First Year Seminar (Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 15 transfer credits) 3 credits

W-I

Written Communication Level I 3 credits

OC

Oral Communication 3 credits
PGR Personal Growth and Responsibility 3 credits
CEA Creative Expression and Appreciation 3 credits
HP The Human Past 3 credits
CS Contemporary Society 3 credits
WC World Cultures 3 credits
#SR Scientific Reasoning Laboratory Course 4 credits
Any Scientific Reasoning Course 3-4 credits
QR Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits

  Written Communication (Level II & Level III) and Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice

Courses taken for Written Communication Level II, Level III and Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  Credits will be counted in the area where they apply.

W-II Written Communication - Level II
W-III Written Communication - Level III
DPDS Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice

       Students may choose to use support courses to satisfy general education categories, but may not be required to do so.  Note:  If a course is used to satisfy two or more requirements (for example, a support course and Scientific Reasoning requirement), the credits are counted in only one place.  Using a course to satisfy more than one requirement does not reduce the credit total required for graduation.  

       Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines.  First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements.

#       These Scientific Reasoning General Education Category courses do not have to be a sequence or be from the same discipline.

        Level II and Level III Written Communications courses and Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply. The credits are counted only in one area.

♦        General Education categories to be completed with the first 30 credits. Exceptions in the timing of these courses will be made for transfer students.

 

Courses in Major (47 credits total)


II. Music History and Literature Courses (12 credits)


III † Music Theory and Ear Training (9 credits)


IV. Music Technology (3 credits)


V. ► Additional Music Electives (6 credits)


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VI. Ensemble Performance (6 credits minimum)


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VII. Applied Music Lessons (4 credits minimum)


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VIII. ♫ Recital Attendance Credit (0 credits)


Foreign Language (0-12 credits)


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Free Electives (8 credits minimum)


May be necessary to take additional credits to attain the minimum 120 credits required for graduation depending on choices made for general education or minor selection.

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►Required Minor: _________________ (15-18 credits total)


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Additional Information and Notes:


†  Students who do not pass the fundamentals portion of the Music Theory Placement Exam are required to enroll in MUS120  Fundamentals of Music prior to enrolling in prior to enrolling in MUS132N   Musicianship I.  The music theory elective course must be at or above the 300 level.

 ¶  Student must pass the Piano Proficiency prio to registering for MUS 515N.   

  ∞ Students who elect to do a full recital or recording project for their capstone will be required to take an additional semester of directed study the semester prior to registering for MUS 511N. 

►  the required music history elective and one of the two additional music be chosen from a 3.0 credit MUS course at or above the 300 level. The    other elective can be any 3.0 credit MUS course.

Music majors must enroll in MUS 091 Recital Attendance Credit and attend the required number of events every semester. Transfer students are held accountable for Recital Attendance only for those semesters in which they are registered as Music Majors at Salem State University.

 

      

Total credits for graduation: 120


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