Interdisciplinary Studies (BMA)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (bMa)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian mind

3

English

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Foundations for Excellence
FOUN 1101 is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours.

(AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours.

(AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

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.

Mathematics

3

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

Choose one:

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)

4

One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

Religion
RELI 1301, RELI 1302, and RELI/MUSI 4342.

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

RELI 4342/MUSI 4342 - Ethnomusicology in Cross-Cultural Service

Social Science
POLS 2301 - American National Government

3

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

40

Bachelor of Musical Arts Major (42 hours):

Required Music Courses:

29

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 - WrittenMPE (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

or

MUSI 4201 - Orchestration

MUSI 4089 - Senior Recital for Music Education

* (Music Proficiency Exam Level IV courses are prerequisites 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:*

13

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 (Hymnology/Contemporary Song)

MUSI 4308 - Internship in Church Music (S-L)

*Other music courses may be considered upon approval from the advisor.

Applied Study

14

The student in the BMA degree program must complete a minimum of 14 credit hours of applied study.

The student selecting a Vocal Primary Concentration must complete at least Vocal Proficiency Level II (ten credit hours in voice) and Piano Proficiency Level IV (usually 4 semesters of applied study).

The student selecting a Piano Primary Concentration must complete Piano Proficiency Level VIIb (ten credit hours in piano) and Vocal Proficiency Level 2 (usually four semesters).

Ensembles

8

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 Chorale, Piano Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, University Ringers, or any combination thereof. 

Seminar/Performance Lab

8 sem.

8 semesters (noncredit-hour requirement)
MUSI 1000/1001 (S-L)

Total Music Requirements

64

Required Secondary Discipline/Area of Study (15 hours)

15

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

Electives

Upper-Level

0

Lower or Upper-Level

0

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120

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.

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.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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