Music: Music Composition, BA
Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2021-2022. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.
Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120
|General Education Requirements|
|See Academic Regulation 3.5|
|ENGL 1113||Composition I||3|
|or ENGL 1313||Critical Analysis and Writing I|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Critical Analysis and Writing II|
|American History & Government|
|HIST 1103||Survey of American History||3|
|or HIST 1483||American History to 1865 (H)|
|or HIST 1493||American History Since 1865 (DH)|
|POLS 1113||American Government||3|
|Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)|
|MATH or STAT course designated (A)||3|
|MUSI 3753||History of Music to 1600 (H) 1||3|
|Courses designated (H)||3|
|Natural Sciences (N)|
|Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course|
|Courses designated (N)||6|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)|
|Courses designated (S)||3|
|Additional General Education|
|Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)||10|
|Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)|
|May be completed in any part of the degree plan|
|Select at least one Diversity (D) course|
|Select at least one International Dimension (I) course|
|First Year Seminar|
|(Transfer students with 15 hours exempt)||1|
|Arts & Humanities|
|See note 2.a.||9|
|Natural & Mathematical Sciences|
|See note 2.b.||3|
|See note 3||9|
|At least one course|
|(See note 2.d.)|
|Upper-Division General Education|
|Select 6 hours outside major department|
|See note 2.c.|
|Minimum 2.50 GPA with minimum grade of “C” in all MUSI and JAZZ courses.|
|MUSI 1531||Sight Singing and Aural Skills||1|
|MUSI 1532||Theory of Music I||2|
|MUSI 1541||Sight Singing and Aural Skills II||1|
|MUSI 1542||Theory of Music II||2|
|MUSI 2551||Sight Singing and Aural Skills III||1|
|MUSI 2552||Theory of Music III||2|
|MUSI 2561||Sight Singing and Aural Skills IV||1|
|MUSI 2562||Theory of Music IV||2|
|or JAZZ 4002||Jazz Theory I|
|MUSI 3783||Form And Analysis||3|
|MUSI 1011||Class Piano I||1|
|MUSI 1021||Class Piano II||1|
|4 hours from:||4|
|University Bands I|
|Symphony Orchestra I|
|University Choral Ensembles I|
|University Bands II|
|Symphony Orchestra II|
|University Choral Ensembles II|
|MUSI 3763||History of Music from 1600-1800||3|
|MUSI 3873||History of Music from 1800-Present||3|
|MUSI 3582||Survey of World Musics||2|
|MUSI 3712||Basic Conducting||2|
|MUSI 2080||Music Composition||4|
|MUSI 4080||Music Composition||8|
|MUSI 2010||Piano Class Lessons||1|
|MUSI 3190||Secondary Piano||1|
|MUSI 4912||Orchestration and Arranging||2|
|MUSI 4972||Post Tonal Analysis||2|
|Select 7 hours||7|
|All electives plus 2 hours of general education or college requirements, in addition to MUSI 3753, may need to be upper-division and must include 6 hours upper-division general education outside major department (see note 2.c.).|
|4 hours need to be liberal arts or liberal science from ART, ASL, BIOL, CHEM, CS, ENGL, FLL, FREN, GEOG, GEOL, GREK, GRMN, HIST, LATN, MATH, MICR, PBIO, PHIL, PHYS, POLS, PSYC, RUSS, SOC, SPAN, SPCH, STAT, TH.|
All Music Majors must successfully complete an entrance audition, upper-division theory examination, keyboard proficiency examination, and six semesters of MUSI 0500 Student Recital Attendance.
College and Departmental Requirements that may be used to meet General Education Requirements.
College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
- General Education Requirements
No more than two courses (or eight hours) from the major department may be used to meet General Education and College and Departmental Requirements. The General Education required English Composition, required U.S. History, required American Government, one required MATH or STAT course, and required foreign language for B.A. degrees do not count against the two-course maximum.
- A&S College/Departmental Requirements
- Arts and Humanities are defined as any course carrying an (H) designation or courses from AMST, ART, DANC, ENGL (except ENGL 3323 Technical Writing) HIST, MUSI, PHIL (except PHIL 1313 Logic and Critical Thinking (A), PHIL 3003 Symbolic Logic (A) and PHIL 4003 Mathematical Logic and Computability), REL, TH, and foreign languages.
- Natural and Mathematical Sciences are defined as any course from the following prefixes: ASTR, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CS (except CS 4883 Social Issues in Computing), GEOL, MATH, MICR, PBIO, PHYS, and STAT; or courses from other departments that carry an (A) or (N) general education designation.
- The required six hours of upper-division General Education may not include courses from the student’s major department. This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student’s degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
- Non-Western Studies Requirement for B.A. and B.F.A.; One 3-hour course in Non-Western Studies (N.W.). This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student's degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
- The College of Arts & Sciences requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major requirements and a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major-prefix courses applied to the degree.
- Foreign Language Proficiency
- The foreign language requirement for the B.A. may be satisfied by 9 hours college credit in the same language, which must include 3 hours at the 2000-level, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; TOEFL exam; presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates the high school was primarily conducted in a language other than English; etc.). Computer Science courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement. Currently Arabic and Mvskoke are not offered at the 2000-level at OSU.
- The foreign language requirement for the B.S., B.M. and B.F.A. may be satisfied by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language (passing grades at second-year level of study). It may also be satisfied by 6 hours college credit in the same language, which must include language courses 1713 and 1813, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; TOEFL exam; presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates the high school was primarily conducted in a language other than English; etc.). Computer Science courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
- In addition to a. and b., students pursuing teacher certification must meet novice-high foreign language proficiency by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language with no grade below B. Or, students may complete 3 hours college credit in a single language with no grade below C (or pass an advanced standing examination, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, or Oral Proficiency Interview developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, equivalent to 3 hours of college credit.) Or, students may meet the requirement by transfer of documentation of meeting the foreign language competency from one of the teacher education programs in the State of Oklahoma approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
- Courses used to satisfy the General Education English Composition, U.S. History, American Government, and Mathematics or Statistics requirements will not count toward the 54-hour maximum allowed from one department.
- Courses with ATHL or LEIS prefixes and leisure activity courses may not be used for degree credit.
- Teacher Certification
Students can satisfy the requirements for secondary schools teaching certification while earning a B.A. or B.S. in the College of Arts & Sciences. Those interested should see their Arts and Sciences advisor and the OSU Professional Education Unit in room 325 Willard.
See the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
Upper-Division Credit: Total hours must include at least 40 hours in courses numbered 3000 or above.
- Hours in One Department: For B.A. and B.S. degrees, no more than 54 hours in one department may be applied to degree requirements.
Additional State/OSU Requirements
- At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
- Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
- Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
- Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2027.