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Music (Teaching-Vocal), B.M. Degree Requirements (121 hours)

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Degree Plan (MUSEDVBMT)

General Education Curriculum

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

GEC 02. Natural Science (8-10 hours)

Select 2 courses with labs:

GEC 03. Humanities (9 Hours)

GEC 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 06. Mathematics Requirement ( 3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

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 07 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum

DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (62-80 hours)

Music history core (6 hours)

Literature (2 hours)

Advanced music theory (2 hours)

Select 1 course:

Major Instrument (18 hours)

Must be taken studying the same wind/percussion/string instrument for 8 semesters (18 hours minimum). Summers excluded. ♦

Senior Recitals (1 hour)

Same major ensemble (8 hours)

Must be taken for 8 semesters. Summers excluded.

Chamber Music (2 hours)

Must be taken for 2 semesters as

Recital Class

Must be taken for 8 semesters as

DEG 02. Electives (9-23 hours)

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

  • MUS electives - Languages - 4 hours
  • MUS electives - Literature - 2 hours
  • MUP electives - 3 hours


*Hours do not count toward degree.

♦ Students must complete at least two semesters of applied lessons at the 400-level.

Hours to Degree

121 hours are needed to graduate with a BM in Music with an emphasis in Teaching - Vocal. 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 student must earn at least 21 of the last 30 hours of course work and at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss. See Residence Hour Requirements  for more information.

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