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2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A.

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Degree Plan (MUSICBA)

General Education Curriculum

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

GEC 02. Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours minimum)

Science Requirement (8 hours minimum)

Select 2 courses with labs:

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)

GEC 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)

Select 1 course: 

GEC 06. Computer Competency Requirement (Major Area)

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

GEC 08. Speaking Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)


*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major.

**This particular GEC course is recommended by this major.

***This course does not satisfy prerequisites for any other math course.

◊ GEC restrictions apply, see here .

GEC 06 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum

Select 8 hours of Music electives:

(MUS, MUP, or MED courses)

Select 1 Music History

400-level course, must be (WI)

Major instrument

Must be taken studying the same wind instrument for 6 semesters (12 hours required). Summer excluded ♦

Same major ensemble

Must be taken for 6 semesters. Summers excluded.

Recital class

Must be taken for 3 semesters as

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (15 hours)

Foreign Language Requirement:

12 hours in a single foreign language; fewer hours may suffice, but course level 202 must be completed.

Select 3 hours from ENG or HIS or FL courses.

300-level courses recommeded, especially:

DEG 03. Electives

Choose electives as needed with adviser’s approval. (See Hours to Degree below.)


♦Students must complete at least 1 semester of applied lessons at the 400-level or higher.

Hours to Degree

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BA in Music. At least 50 percent of the hours applied to a degree at The University of Southern Mississippi must be earned from a senior college, and 45 of these hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above. The last 25 percent of course work must be earned from Southern Miss. The student must earn at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss.

Semester-by-semester guide





2nd semester (12 hours)

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