Interdisciplinary Studies (BMA)
credit hours (bMa)
Developing A Christian Mind
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I
ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 2301 - World Literature I
ENGL 2302 - World Literature II
Foundations for Excellence
(AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
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.
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
RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey
RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey
RELI 4342/MUSI 4342 - Ethnomusicology in Cross-Cultural Service
TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS
Bachelor of Musical Arts Major (42 hours):
Required Music Courses:
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 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 4201 - Orchestration
MUSI 4089 - Senior Recital for Music Education
* (Music Proficiency Exam Level IV courses are requisites for all upper-level Music courses, including recital courses).
Select an additional 13 credit hours of Music courses to complete the 42 hours in Music:*
MUSI 2207 - Introduction to Church Music and Worship (Philosophy)
MUSI 3201 - Analysis of Musical Structure
MUSI 3270 - Church Music and Worship Administration (Practice)
MUSI 3271 - Contemporary Worship and Technology (Practice)
MUSI 3316 - Jazz Theory
MUSI 4203 - Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint
MUSI 4204 - Choral Arranging
MUSI 4211 - Vocal Pedagogy
MUSI 4212 - Vocal Literature and Performance Practice
MUSI 4305 - Congregational Song
MUSI 4308 - Internship in Church Music (S-L)
*Other music courses may be considered upon approval from the advisor.
The student in the BMA degree program must complete a minimum of 14 credit hours of applied study.
All BMA majors must enroll in an ensemble every semester until graduation, including at least 4 semesters of Grand Chorus, and at least 4 semesters of DBU Doxology, University Concert Chorale, Piano Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Opera Workshop, Theater Practicum, or any combination thereof.
8 semesters (noncredit-hour requirement)
Total Music Requirements
Required Secondary Discipline/Area of Study (15 hours)
The student will work with his/her advisor in developing a carefully guided 15-credit hour program of study (like a minor) from another University discipline(s) relative to the student's career interests and goals.
Total Secondary Discipline
Lower or Upper-Level
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor’s degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.
A minimum grade of C- is required for all music courses within a music major field of study.
At least 12 credit hours in the major program must be completed at Dallas Baptist University, including nine upper-level course hours.
Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours).
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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