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Bachelor of Music: Composition Degree Plan

Degree Plan

The degree plan below shows the courses required for completion of a Bachelor of Music in Composition. The course sequence is a suggestion only, and each student will meet with his or her advisor to discuss the most appropriate sequence for that student.

All degrees require a minimum of 124 earned credit hours. Students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours to be considered a full-time student. Students must receive credit for six semesters of Music Assembly. Students must attain the required proficiency and performance levels as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Freshman Year

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MUS 1112Theory I2
MUS 1122Aural Skills I2
AM 1371Major Instrument1
AMA 1571Class Piano I1
MUS 1211Freshman Composition A1
MUENMajor Ensemble1
Gen Ed3
Gen Ed3
Total Credits14

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MUS 1212Theory II2
MUS 1222Aural Skills II2
AM 1471Major Instrument1
AMA 1671Class Piano II1
MUS 1311Freshman Composition B1
MUENMajor Ensemble1
AM 1471Minor Instrument1
Gen Ed3
Gen Ed3
Total Credits15
Sophomore Year

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MUS 2112Theory III2
MUS 2122Aural Skills III2
AM 1371Major Instrument1
AMA 1771Class Piano III1
MUS 2312Sophomore Composition A2
MUENMajor Ensemble1
MUS 1123Music and the Human Experience3
AM 1371Minor Instrument1
Gen Ed3
Total Credits16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MUS 35XXTheory Topical Course2
MUS 35XXTheory Topical Course2
MUS 3133Writing About Music3
MUS 3142Conducting Fundamentals2
MUS 2412Sophomore Composition B2
AM 471Major Instrument1
AMA 1871Class Piano IV1
MUENMajor Ensemble1
Gen Ed3
Total Credits17
Junior Year

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MUS 3113Orchestration3
MUS 3313Junior Composition A3
AM 1371Major Instrument1
AMA 1371Applied Piano1
MUENMajor Ensemble1
Gen Ed & Lab4
Gen Ed3
Total Credits16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MUS 4233Musicology Seminar3
MUS 3242Conducting—Instrumental or Vocal (Fall)2
MUS 3413Junior Composition B3
AM 1471Major Instrument1
MUS 4412 18th Cent. Counterpoint2
AMA 1471Applied Piano1
MUENMajor Ensemble1
Gen Ed3
Total Credits16
Senior Year

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MUS 4112Forms & Analysis2
MUS 4513Senior Composition A3
AM 1371Major Instrument1
AMA 1371Applied Piano1
MUENMajor Ensemble1
AM 4341Recital on Major Instrument1
Gen Ed3
Gen Ed3
Total Credits15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MUSMusic Literature Elective3
MUS 4613Senior Composition B3
AM 1471Major Instrument1
AMA 1471Applied Piano1
MUENMajor Ensemble1
MUS 4441Composition Recital1
Gen Ed3
Gen Ed3
Total Credits16

*All courses listed on this degree plan are required for the completion of this degree. The course sequence is a suggestion only, and each student will meet with his or her advisor to discuss the most appropriate sequence for that student.

All degrees require a minimum of 124 earned credit hours. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours to be considered a full-time student. Students must receive credit for six semesters of Music Assembly in their first six semesters at OKCU. Students must attain the required performance levels as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Music Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Required Courses: 22 Hours

ENGL 1113 Composition I

ENGL 1213 Composition II

POLS 1113 Governance in America

LAS 1063 Liberal Arts Seminar**

HIST 1003/1103 US History to/Since 1876

REL 1003/2513 The Bible & Culture/Intro to World Religions

SCI 1003 & 1041 Methods of Science Inquiry & Integrated Science Lab


**Transfer students with at least 29 transferable hours (excluding CLEP, AP and IB credit) may substitute a single course of three or more credit hours for the LAS requirement. This course may be from the OKCU curriculum or transferred from another university. It may not meet any other degree requirement.

Philosophy/Ethics: 3 Credit Hours

PHIL/REL 2163 Moral Issues In Contemporary Culture

PHIL/REL 2213 Moral And Social Philosophy

MGMT 2223/PHIL 2203 Business Ethics And Leadership

PHIL/PHRH 2513 Ethics Of Communication,

-or-

PHIL/REL 2703 Christian Ethics

Literature: 3 Credit Hours

ENGL 2103 Western Literature

ENGL 2603 World Literature

ENGL 2403/2413/2703 Survey of British Literature

ENGL 2713/2813 Survey of American Literature

Mathematics: 3 Credit Hours

MATH 1503 College Algebra

PSYC 2303/POLS 2303/SOC 2303 Statistics For Behavioral Sciences

Econ 2123 Business Statistics

-or-

a higher level math course

Social Science: 3 Credit Hours

PSYC 1113 Intro to Psychology

SOC 2013 Intro to Sociology

-or-

ECON 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

Modern Language: 6 Credit Hours

Six Hours (Through Beginner II Level) in A Single Language;

-or-

Four Years (Eight Semesters) of A Single Language in High School;

-or-

Equivalent Competency as Determined by the Department of Modern Language;

-or-

For international students whose first language is other than English, a TOEFL score of 550 or above (equivalent score on the IBT is 80 or above). Online coursework will not be accepted.

Service Learning

See course schedule each semester for courses approved as service learning courses.

The Arts and Cross-Cultural Study

The arts study requirement is satisfied by any course beginning with the prefix MUS. The cross-cultural study requirement is fulfilled by:

REL 2513 Introduction to World Religions

ENGL 2603 World Literature

-or-

MUS 1123 Music and the Human Experience.

After beginning coursework at OKCU, students may transfer up to 12 credit hours of general education courses from another institution.

All degrees require a minimum of 124 earned credit hours.