Theory (BM)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (bM)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

English

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Foundations for Excellence

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

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

Kinesiology

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

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

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

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

4

Religion

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

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

Social Science
POLS 2301 - American National Government

3

Speech
COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

43

Music Major:

Required Music Courses:

55

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 3201 - Analysis of Musical Structure

MUSI 3202 - Advanced Analysis

MUSI 3203 - Keyboard Skills

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

MUSI 3208 - Advanced Choral Conducting

MUSI 3217 - Jazz Improvisation

MUSI 3316 - Jazz Theory

MUSI 4109 - Senior Capstone Paper

MUSI 4201 - Orchestration

MUSI 4202 - Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

MUSI 4203 - Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

MUSI 4204 - Choral Arranging

MUSI 4205 - Twentieth-Century Analytical Techniques

MUSI 4208 - Pedagogy of Music Theory

MUSI 4214 - Choral Literature and Advanced Choral Techniques

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

Applied Music

15

Applied Piano (11 credit hours: 5 lower level, 6 upper level)

Applied Composition (4 lower level)

Piano Proficiency

0

MUSI 2023A: Piano Proficiency Level III
MUSI 2023B: Piano Proficiency Level IV

Grand Chorus

8

MUSI 1135 and MUSI 1136 Grand Chorus

MUSI 2135 and MUSI 2136 Grand Chorus

MUSI 3135 and MUSI 3136 Grand Chorus

MUSI 4135 and MUSI 4136 Grand Chorus

Performance Experience (8 semesters)

0

MUSI 1000 Seminar/Performance Lab (S-L)

MUSI 1001 Seminar/Performance Lab (S-L)

Electives

Upper-Level

Lower or Upper-Level

0

0

Total Academic Major Requirements

78

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED 

121

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.

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

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

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