Mar 24, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music (Performance-Voice) BM Degree Requirements (128 hours)


General Education Curriculum

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

GEC 02. Natural Science (8-10 hours minimum)

Select 2 courses with labs:

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)

GEC 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

GEC 06. Mathematics (3 hours)

Select 1 course:

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 07 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum

Select 1 Music History 400-level course


Must be taken for 8 semesters (24 hours required). Summers excluded. ♦



Must be taken for 8 semesters. Summers excluded.

Recital class

Must be taken for 8 semesters as

Opera Theatre

Must be taken for 4 semesters as

Foreign Language

Two semesters of the same foreign language (Italian, French, German) (6 hours)

DEG 02. Electives

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


♦Students must complete at least 3 semesters of applied lessons at the 400-level.

* Hours do not count toward degree.

Hours to Degree

128 hours are needed to graduate with a BM in Music with an emphasis in Performance - Voice. 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.