Music B.A.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program, and should consult their music adviser for an eight-semester plan that is specific to their vocal, instrumental or theoretical emphasis area in music. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
UNIV 1001 University Perspectives
MUTH 1003 Basic Musicianship (or Elective)3  
World Language at 1013 Elementary II level3  
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
or MLIT 1013H Honors Music and Society
3  
MUEN 1411 Men's Chorus I
or MUEN 1591 Women's Chorus I
1  
MUAP 110V Applied Major Voice/Instrument I
or MUAP 100V Applied Secondary-Level Voice/Instrument I
2  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3  
MUTH 1603 Music Theory I  3
MUTH 1621 Aural Perception I  1
MUAC 1221 Piano Class for Music Majors I  1
MLIT 1013 Music and Society
or MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
  3
MUAP 110V Applied Major Voice/Instrument I
or MUAP 100V Applied Secondary-Level Voice/Instrument I
  2
MUEN Music Ensemble I (see adviser)  1
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)  3
Year Total: 15 14
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MUTH 2603 Music Theory II3  
MUTH 1631 Aural Perception II1  
MUAC 1231 Piano Class for Music Majors II1  
MUAP 210V Applied Major Voice/Instrument II
or MUAP 200V Applied Secondary-Level Voice/Instrument II
or MUAP 110V Applied Major Voice/Instrument I
or MUAP 100V Applied Secondary-Level Voice/Instrument I
2  
MUEN Music Ensemble II (see adviser)1  
Science Lecture/Lab state minimum core4  
Social Sciences state minimum core3  
Select one of the following MUTH courses  3
MUTH 3603 18th Century Counterpoint
MUTH 3613 Form and 20th Century Techniques
MUTH 3723 Jazz Analysis
MUTH 477V Special Topics in Music Theory
MUTH 2621 Aural Perception III  1
MUAP 210V Applied Major Voice/Instrument II
or MUAP 200V Applied Secondary-Level Voice/Instrument II
or MUAP 110V Applied Major Voice/Instrument I
or MUAP 100V Applied Secondary-Level Voice/Instrument I
  2
MUEN Music Ensemble II (see adviser)  1
General Electives  6
U.S. History state minimum core  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
MUHS 3703 Music in Western Civilization3  
Music Elective 3000-level of higher3  
Fulbright College Elective 3000-level of higher3  
General Elective3  
Social Sciences state minimum core3  
MUHS 3713 History of Music from 1750 to Present  3
Fulbright College Elective  3
General Electives  5
Science Lecture/Lab state minimum core  4
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
MUHS 4253 Special Topics in Music History3  
Music Elective 3000-level or higher3  
Electives5  
MUEN Music Ensemble IV (see adviser)1  
Humanities state minimum core3  
General Electives  12
Social Sciences state minimum core (different field of study from other Social Science courses if necessary)  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
B.A. students must complete one of the following courses focused on music from outside the western art tradition. Credits taken in this category may be used to satisfy other degree requirements (for example, MUSY 2003 Music in World Cultures also satisfies a core requirement, MUTH 3723 Jazz Analysis also satisfies a theory requirement, etc.)
 
BA World Music Requirement Options (* refers to 1, 2, 3, or 4 depending on level)
MUSY 2003 Music in World Cultures
MUAC 3401 Jazz Improvisation I
MUEN *421 Inspirational Chorale
MUEN *471 Jazz Orchestra
MUEN *211 Latin American Ensemble
MUEN *261 Intermediate Jazz Combo
MUEN *271 Advanced Jazz Combo
MUEN *241 Beginning Jazz Combo
MUEN *221 World Music Ensemble
MUEN *251 Arkansas Soul Band
MUEN *231 Songwriters’ Ensemble
MUTH 3723 Jazz Analysis
MUTH 3733 Functional Jazz Piano
MUTH 3742 Jazz Arranging
MUHS 3503 Jazz History
MUHS 3713 History of Music from 1750 to Present
MLIT 1333 Popular Music