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Bachelor of Music Education

136-139 credit hours required for graduation, depending on emphasis

The program of study leading to this degree is a nine-semester curriculum designed to prepare music teachers for grades K-12. With careful planning and enrollment during summer session(s), all requirements may be completed in four years. Within this curriculum there are two optional emphases—one in vocal/choral music, the other in instrumental music.

Basic requirements

ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
ENGL 110English Honors Composition I3
ENGL 125English Honors Composition II3
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
Any Department of English literature course (except ENGL 355 or 545) or Department of Modern Languages literature course3
Any course offered in the Department of Philosophy (except PHILO 110 or PHILO220) or SPCH 320 or SPCH 330 or SPCH 434 or any two courses in a modern language3-10
Fine arts elective (fulfilled by courses in the major)3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
Any course from the Department of History3
Any additional social science course that addresses cultures outside the Western tradition (excludes those dealing primarily with the Greek, Roman, Western European, or North American experiences)3
Two courses from the natural sciences (one course must include a lab)7
MATH 100College Algebra or higher level math course or grade of C or better on Algebra CLEP test3
STAT 320Elements of Statistics or higher level statistics course3
FSHS 110Introduction to Human Development3
Electives to complete a total of 46 hours (not more than 3 hours of music may be counted.)

The remaining hours are to be taken in the area of concentration. For specific music requirements, see the Music section of this catalog.

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