Feb 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Music Education (Choral Licensure) BMEd Degree Requirements (125 hours)

Degree Plan (MUSEDCHBME)

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 (Major Area)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Teacher Licensure)


*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 07 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum

Licensure: This program is designed to meet the licensure requirements of the State of Mississippi Department of Education. Students who plan to complete this program should consult the Teacher Education Program Requirements for program admission, progression, and teacher candidacy requirements.

DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (68-72 hours)

Advanced Music Theory (2 hours)

Select 1 course:

Major Instrument (12 hours minimum)

Must be taken for 6 semesters studying the same instrument. Summers excluded. ♦

Major Ensemble (6 hours)

Must be taken for 6 semesters. Summers excluded.

Recital Class

Must be taken for 6 semesters as:

DEG 02. Teacher Licensure Requirements (21-24 hours)

Certain courses are restricted; Admission to Teacher Education required.


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

+ Hours do not count toward degree, but may be used as electives. 

Hours to Degree

125 hours are needed to graduate with a BMEd in Music Education (Choral Licensure). Of the total hours applied to this degree, 30 hours must be in courses numbered at the 300 level 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.