Bachelor of Music Degree

The General Education curriculum is divided into the following six fundamental dimensions of learning.

I. Dimensions of the Humanities (6-15 hours)

Composition (6 hours)

ENGL 101Composition I

3

ENGL 102Composition II

3

Literature (0*-3 hours)

Choose one of the following (or two semesters of COMM 235). 
ENGL 211British Literature Survey I

3

ENGL 212British Literature Survey II

3

ENGL 231American Literature Survey I

3

ENGL 232American Literature Survey II

3

ENGL 240Survey of Topics in Literature

3

ENGL 251World Literature Survey I

3

ENGL 252World Literature Survey II

3

BADM 325Business Communications Applications

3

COMM 233Speech

3

ENGL 270Rhetoric

3

RELI 354Oral Communication in a Christian Context

3

THEA 150Acting I

3

EDUC 450Student Teaching

12

MIBS 490Internship in Music Business

12

*Six hours ED, six hours MIBS, 8-9 others. Music Education majors meet the COMM requirement through student teaching. Music Business majors meet the COMM requirement through their internship and required journal oral presentation. Other Bachelor of Music students who choose to take literature rather than communication as part of the Dimensions of the Humanities will be required to present either a lecture-recital or a composition lecture-presentation during their senior year. These students will receive instruction in research and presentation in classes and private lessons prior to the public presentation. Additionally, all Bachelor of Music students are required to take one hour of vocal instruction and/or one credit of choral conducting in which they are taught proper use of the voice.

World Language (0-6 hours)

See World Language Policy.

II. Dimensions of Faith (8 hours)

Biblical Studies (6 hours)

RELI 300Introduction to the Old Testament

3

RELI 301Introduction to the New Testament

3

Dimensions (2 hours)

DIMS 111Dimensions

1/2

DIMS 112Dimensions

1/2

DIMS 113Dimensions

1/2

DIMS 114Dimensions

1/2

III. Dimensions of Heritage (9-12 hours**)

Western Heritage (6 hours)

HIST 101Survey of Western Civilization I

3

HIST 102Survey of Western Civilization II

3

Global Heritage (0-3 hours)

Choose one of the following.

SSCI 205Global Understanding

3

RELI 245Religion and Culture in a Global Perspective

3

American Heritage (0-3 hours)

Choose one the following.

ECON 203Principles of Economics I (Economics and the Free Market System)

3

POLS 202American Government

3

HIST 245Survey of United States History from 1877 to the Present

3

COMM 230Technology and American Society

3

**Music Education and Music Business majors are to take two Western Heritage and one American Heritage. All other Bachelor of Music majors must take two Western Heritage, one Global Heritage, and one American Heritage.

IV. Dimensions of Self (8 hours)

Required Courses (4 hours)

UNIV 101First-Year Experience

1

 

HLED 221Dimensions of Personal Health

3

OR

PSYC 201General Psychology

3

Physical Dimensions of Wellness (1 hour)

Choose one course from one of the following areas.

Fitness

PHED 141Aerobic Fitness

1

PHED 142Aerobic Walking

1

PHED 143Jogging

1

PHED 145Weight Training

1

PHED 146Military Fitness

1

Lifetime Sports

PHED 150Tennis/Badminton

1

PHED 151Racquetball

1

PHED 152Recreational Dance

1

PHED 153Golf

1

PHED 154Golf and Bowling

1

PHED 156Team Sports

1

PHED 157Swimming

1

PHED 158Martial Arts

1

Outdoor Adventure

PHED 161Hiking/Orienteering

1

PHED 165Alpine Tower Challenges

1

Aesthetics (3 hours)

MUSC 335Music Literature

3

A minimum grade of “C” is required in MUSC 335.

V. Dimensions of Scientific Inquiry (4-8 hours)

Life Science (4 hours)

BIOL 101Human Biology

4

BIOL 104Environment

4

Physical Science (4 hours)

CHEM 103Introductory Chemistry

4

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

4

GEOL 101Physical Geology

4

GEOL 102Historical Geology

4

GEOL 105Oceanography and Meteorology

4

GEOL 106Environmental Geology

4

PHYS 103Physics in Everyday Life

4

PHYS 104Astronomy

4

PHYS 111General Physics I

4

Music Ed Students are required to take eight credits; all other music majors are required to take one lab science (four credits).

VI. Dimensions of Quantitative Analysis (3-4 hours)

Quantitative Analysis (3-4 hours)

Choose one of the following.

MATH 105Fundamentals of Statistics and Probability

3

MATH 110Finite Mathematics

3

MATH 120Math for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 150Precalculus

3

MATH 151Calculus I

4