Music (BA)

Program of Study

Core IMPACTS Area : Institutional Priorities 14-5
Choose one of the following communication options3
Public Speaking
Foreign Language Course Options
AMSL, ARAB, CHIN, FREN, GERM, GREK, ITAL, JAPN, KREN, LATIN, PORT, SPAN - 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002; SWAH - 1001, 1002.
Take one of the following courses1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines
Introduction to Servant Leadership
Perspectives 1-hour
Perspectives 2-hour
Core IMPACTS Area : Mathematics & Quantitative Skills 13-7
DATA 1501Introduction to Data Science 3
MATH 1001Quantitative Skills and Reasoning3
MATH 1101Introduction to Mathematical Modeling3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
MATH 1113Pre-Calculus4
MATH 1125Applied Calculus3
MATH 1131Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 1132Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 1165Computer-Assisted Problem Solving3
MATH 1401Introduction to Statistics3
MATH 1501Calculus I4
MATH 2125Introduction to Discrete Mathematics3
STAT 1401Elementary Statistics3
Core IMPACTS Area : Political Science and U.S. History 6
HIST 2111U. S. History to 18653
or HIST 2112 U. S. History since 1865
POLS 1101American Government3
Core IMPACTS Area : Arts, Humanities, and Ethics 6
Select one Fine Arts course3
Art Appreciation
Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic
Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern
Music Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation
Comparative Arts 2
Select one Humanities course3
World Literature I
World Literature II
The Western Intellectual Tradition
Introduction to Digital Humanities
Introduction to Philosophy
Comparative Arts 2
Core IMPACTS Area : Communicating in Writing 6
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
Core IMPACTS Area : Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences 17-11
ANTH 1145Human Origins3
ASTR 1105Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System3
ASTR 1106Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies3
ASTR 1305Descriptive Astronomy Lab1
ATSC 1112Understanding the Weather3
ATSC 1112LUnderstanding the Weather Lab1
BIOL 1125Contemporary Issues in Biology Non-Lab3
BIOL 1215KIntroductory Biology4
BIOL 1225KContemporary Issues in Biology with Lab4
CHEM 1151
1151L
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 1152
1152L
Survey of Chemistry II
and Survey of Chemistry II Lab
4
CHEM 1211
1211L
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 1212
1212L
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
4
CPSC 1105Introduction to Computing Principles and Technology3
CPSC 1301KComputer Science I4
ENVS 1105Environmental Studies3
ENVS 1105LEnvironmental Studies Laboratory1
ENVS 1205KSustainability and the Environment4
GEOG 2215Introduction to the Geographic Information Systems3
GEOL 1110Natural Disasters: Our Hazardous Environment3
GEOL 1121Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology3
GEOL 1121LIntroductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology Lab1
GEOL 1122Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology3
GEOL 1322Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology Lab1
GEOL 2225The Fossil Record4
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1311
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab
4
PHYS 1112
PHYS 1312
Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics II Lab
4
PHYS 1125Physics of Color and Sound3
PHYS 1325Physics of Color and Sound Lab1
PHYS 2211
PHYS 2311
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics I Lab
4
PHYS 2212
PHYS 2312
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics II Lab
4
Core IMPACTS Area : Social Sciences6
Select one Behavioral Science course
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Moral Philosophy
Introduction to General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Select one World Cultures course3
Discovering Archaeology
Cultural Anthropology
Ancient World Civilizations
Language and Culture
Language and Culture
World Regional Geography
World History to 1500
World History since 1500
Understanding Non-Western Cultures
Core IMPACTS Total Hours42
Health and Wellness3
KINS 1106Lifetime Wellness2
or PHED 1205 Concepts of Fitness
MUSC 1206Body Mapping3
Select one PEDS course
1

The hours applied in the Institutional Priorities; Mathematics & Quantitative Skills; and Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences areas must add to 18 credit hours. 

2

ITDS 1145 Comparative Arts, though listed under both Fine Arts and Humanities, may be taken only once. 

Major Requirements

Core Requirements
Complete the core requirements for this program45
Core Total45
Field of Study Requirements Courses Related to Major
Minimum grade of C is required
Select the appropriate course 4 times:4
Applied Music
Applied Music
MUSA 2313Keyboard Class I1
MUSA 2314Keyboard Class II1
MUSC 1214Music Theory I2
MUSC 1215Music Theory II2
MUSC 2201Music Theory 32
MUSC 2202Music Theory IV2
Select the appropriate course 4 times:4
Orchestral Ensemble Activities
Wind Ensemble Activities
Vocal Ensemble Activities
Choral Union
Field of Study Requirements Total18
Required for the Major
Minimum grade of C is required
MUSA 2315Keyboard 3/Proficiency1
Select the appropriate course 4 times: 14
Applied Music
Applied Music
MUSC 1000Music Convocation (six semesters)0
MUSC 1314Music Skills I1
MUSC 1315Music Skills II1
MUSC 2301Music Skills 31
MUSC 2302Music Skills 41
MUSC 3228Music History to Mozart3
MUSC 3229Music History Beethoven to Present3
MUSC 4899Independent Study2
MUSE 3201Basic Conducting2
Foreign Language 1002 23
Foreign Language 2001 23
Select the appropriate course 4 times:4
Orchestral Ensemble Activities
Wind Ensemble Activities
Vocal Ensemble Activities
Choral Union
Select 10 semester hours from one the following options:10
Option A:
MUSC courses (3000 level or above)
MUSE courses (3000 level or above)
Option B - Composition Track:
Counterpoint
Techniques and Structures of Music Since 1945
Instrumentation and Transcription
Electronic Music
Digital Signal Processing
Composing for Large Ensemble
Composing for Chamber Ensemble
Special Topics in Music
Required for the Major Total39
Major Electives
Select 21 semester hours of general electives 3, 421
Major Electives Total21
Total Credit Hours123
1

Students may substitute MUSA 1215 Secondary Applied Music or MUSA 1216 Secondary Applied Voice (secondary applied study) for up to three of these courses.

Students taking this option must still graduate with at least 39 hours of upper-division credits.

2

Student may substitute two semester hours in electives if one of the foreign languages is used for Area B.

3

Eleven semester hours must be at the 3000-level or above; a minor or area of concentration is recommended

4

At least 66 semester hours must be earned in disciplines outside of music. These hours may be earned as general education, foreign language, general electives, and courses in a minor.

Program Map

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Applied Music (see degree reqs)  
Applied Music (see degree reqs)  
MUSC 1214 Music Theory I (minimum grade of C) 2
MUSC 1314 Music Skills I (minimum grade of C) 1
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Orchestral Ensemble Activities  
Wind Ensemble Activities  
Vocal Ensemble Activities  
MUSC 1000 Music Convocation 0
AREA CHumanities. Of the courses listed in this area, ITDS 1145 Comparative Arts is the recommended course for music majors. Be sure to take the section designated for music majors. 2 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA AMath (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Applied Music (see degree reqs)  
Applied Music  
MUSC 1215 Music Theory II (minimum grade of C) 2
MUSA 2313 Keyboard Class I (minimum grade of C) 1
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Orchestral Ensemble Activities  
Wind Ensemble Activities  
Vocal Ensemble Activities  
Choral Union  
MUSC 1315 Music Skills II (minimum grade of C) 1
MUSC 1000 Music Convocation 0
AREA CFine Arts. Of the courses listed in this area, MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation is the recommended course for music majors. Be sure to take the section designated for music majors. 1,2 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
Select one of the following: 1-3
Area B2
PERS 1507 Perspectives 3
 
MUSC elective
 
 Credit Hours13-15
Second Year
Fall
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Applied Music (see degree reqs)  
Applied Music (see degree reqs)  
MUSC 2201 Music Theory 3 (minimum grade of C) 2
MUSA 2314 Keyboard Class II (minimum grade of C) 1
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Orchestral Ensemble Activities  
Wind Ensemble Activities  
Vocal Ensemble Activities  
Choral Union  
MUSC 2301 Music Skills 3 (minimum grade of C) 1
MUSC 1000 Music Convocation 0
AREA HElective (a minor is recommended; see course requirements) (minimum grade of C) 3
CORERequired Core, one of the following is recommended: 3
American Government  
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
 
Area B1COMM 1110 Public Speaking or foreign language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002. Select foreign language if you want to refresh the language you took in high school or want to start a new language. 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Applied Music (see degree reqs)  
Applied Music (see degree reqs)  
MUSC 2202 Music Theory IV (minimum grade of C) 2
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Orchestral Ensemble Activities  
Wind Ensemble Activities  
Vocal Ensemble Activities  
Choral Union  
MUSC 2302 Music Skills 4 (minimum grade of C) 1
MUSA 2315 Keyboard 3/Proficiency (minimum grade of C) 1
MUSC 1000 Music Convocation 0
Foreign Language 1002 (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA D Non-Lab Science 3
AREA HElectives (minor or MUSC/MUSE) 3
Select one of the following: 1-3
AREA W
MUSC 1206 Body Mapping or PEDS 1*** plus KINS 1106 Lifetime Wellness
 
MUSC elective
 
End of semester evaluation (which results in advisory for permission to continue in the major) of the fourth semester of Applied Lessons:  
Applied Music
or Applied Music
 
 Credit Hours16-18
Third Year
Fall
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Applied Music (see degree reqs)  
Applied Music (see degree reqs)  
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Orchestral Ensemble Activities  
Wind Ensemble Activities  
Vocal Ensemble Activities  
Choral Union  
MUSC 1000 Music Convocation 0
MUSC 3228 Music History to Mozart (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA GMusic Elective MUSE/MUSC 3000+ (minimum grade of C) 3
Foreign Language 2001 (minimum grade of C) 3
CORERequired Core (Lab Science recommended) 4
CORERequired Core (Area E Social Science recommended) 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Applied Music  
Applied Music  
Secondary Applied Music  
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Orchestral Ensemble Activities  
Wind Ensemble Activities  
Vocal Ensemble Activities  
Choral Union  
MUSC 1000 Music Convocation 0
MUSC 3229 Music History Beethoven to Present (minimum grade of C) 3
MUSE 3201 Basic Conducting (minimum grade of C) 2
AREA GMusic Elective MUSE/MUSC 3000+ (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA HElective (MUSC, MUSE or minor) 3
CORERequired Core (Area E World Culture recommended) 3
Eleven (11) general elective hours must be at the 3000 level or above  
You need a total of 21 general elective hours  
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Applied Music  
Applied Music  
Secondary Applied Music  
Select one of the following (minimum grade of C): 1
Orchestral Ensemble Activities  
Wind Ensemble Activities  
Vocal Ensemble Activities  
Choral Union  
AREA GMusic Elective MUSE/MUSC 3000+ (minimum grade of C) 2
AREA HGeneral Elective (minimum grade of C) 4 4-6
CORERequired Core (Area D Math/Science/Tech course suggested and one other core class) 6
See advisor to plan for the following spring course:  
Independent Study  
 Credit Hours14-16
Spring
Select one of the following: 1
Secondary Applied Music  
Applied Music  
Applied Music  
Select one of the following: 1
Orchestral Ensemble Activities  
Wind Ensemble Activities  
Vocal Ensemble Activities  
Choral Union  
AREA GMusic Elective MUSE/MUSC 3000+ (minimum grade of C) 2
MUSC 4899 Independent Study 5 2
AREA HGeneral Elective (see degree reqs to complete Area H) 5-6
CORERequired Core (suggest either POLS 1101 or HIST 2111/HIST 2112 whichever you have not previously taken) 3
 Credit Hours14-15
 Total Credit Hours123
1

Must be taken in Year 1, either Fall or Spring.

2

Take section for music majors only.

3

B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses:

ITDS 1779 Scholarship Across the Disciplines (2 cr)

LEAD 1705 Introduction to Servant Leadership (2 cr)

PERS 1506 Perspectives (1 cr; may be repeated with a different topic)

PERS 1507 Perspectives (2 cr)

4

Eleven (11) general elective hours must be at the 3000 level or above. You need a total of 21 general elective hours (cannot be MUSP or MUSA courses)

5

See advisor for Independent Study form--must be approved to create your course.

Admission Requirements

Prospective music majors must demonstrate basic aptitude in a performance medium through a placement audition and interview. Specific audition requirements are listed here:  https://music.columbusstate.edu/admissions/audition-dates.php  Transfer students: Please note that placement in music courses is based on audition and testing results and not necessarily on previous college credit.

Additional Program Requirements

General Requirements

All music majors are required to attend all master classes in their major instrument and must perform at least once each semester in a recital or master class. All students enrolled in applied music must be concurrently enrolled in the major music ensemble activity that corresponds to their major instrument (Strings-Orchestra, Winds/Percussion – Wind Ensemble, Voice-Choral Ensemble).

Students must complete at least 66 semester hours in disciplines outside of music. These hours may be earned as general education requirements, foreign language, general electives, and courses in a minor.