Music (BA/BS)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

and/or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Foreign Language

14*

0

*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met.

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours.

(AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

(BA)

Choose one:

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I


(BS)

Choose one:

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

16

One laboratory science (BA)

or

15 credit hours of laboratory science (BS)

selected from two or more areas of:
Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

RELI 4342/MUSI 4342 - Ethnomusicology in Cross-Cultural Service

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

Speech

3

3

COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

63

58

Music Major

Required Music Courses 

27

27

MUSI 1011 - Written MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level II

MUSI 1012 - Dictation MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level II

MUSI 1013 - Sight-singing MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level II

MUSI 1111 - Aural Skills I

MUSI 1112 - Aural Skills II

MUSI 1311 - Music Theory I

MUSI 1312 - Music Theory II

MUSI 2011 - Written MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level IV*

MUSI 2012 - Dictation MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level IV*

MUSI 2013 - Sight-singing MPE (Music Proficiency Exam) Level IV*

MUSI 2111 - Aural Skills III

MUSI 2112 - Aural Skills IV

MUSI 2305 - Introduction to Music Literature and Fine Arts

MUSI 2311 - Music Theory III

MUSI 2312 - Music Theory IV

MUSI 3204 - Music History and Literature I

MUSI 3205 - Music History and Literature II

MUSI 3206 - Music History and Literature III

MUSI 3207 - Basic Conducting

* (Music Proficiency Exam Level IV courses are prerequisites for all upper-level Music courses, including recital courses).

Applied Area
Voice, Piano, Organ, and Guitar; students must pass Piano Level III. One credit hour of applied secondary credit is given for successful completion of Class Piano I or II (MUSI 1117 or MUSI 1118). 

8

8

Music Electives
3 credit hours from MUSI 1206, 2307, 3201, 3208, 3270, 3311, 3312, 4201, 4305

3

3

Music Ensembles
(Must be in Grand Chorus eight semesters) (includes 4 upper-level hours)

8

8

Seminar/Performance Lab
8 semesters (noncredit-hour requirement)
MUSI 1000/1001 (S-L)

8 sem. 

8 sem. 

Total Music Core Requirements

46

46

Electives

Upper-Level*
*The required Upper-Level hours may increase dependent on the Music Elective choice.

30

30

Lower or Upper-Level

0

0

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

139

134

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

A minimum grade of C- is required for all music courses within a music major field of study.

MINOR IN MUSIC

See information about the Minor in Music here.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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