Bachelor of Arts in Music

Overview & Academics

Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in Music (BAM) are expected to develop competencies that are intrinsically related to the overall mission of the University. At the end of the BAM program, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a general education background that would facilitate understanding of the world, the development of critical thinking and communication skills, and would prepare the student for self-directed learning in the community.

2. Understand the fundamentals of music history and theory for the purpose of reading, performing, and producing music.

3. Demonstrate cross-cultural competence that would allow them to appreciate human musical creativity and understand and promote the development of musical expressions from different cultures, with a special emphasis on the Latino culture and heritage.

4. Apply a Christian world-view to leadership positions, situations, and challenges in the music world.

5. Demonstrate the Christian character and work ethics necessary to the application of musical knowledge and performance as a venue for the transformation of society.

As a graduation requirement, all students must take four semesters of Chapel attendance, and six semesters of Christian Service Program.

Course IDCourse NameCredits
FIRST SEMESTER
BIBL 1301Spiritual Formation3
ENGL 1301Freshman Composition I3
LEAD 1300Personal Dimensions of Leadership3
MATH 1324 or MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 or MATH 1380Business Math or College Algebra or Mathematics for Liberal Arts or Elementary Statistical Methods3
FOUN 1101Foundations Class1
13
SECOND SEMESTER
BIBL 1300Introduction to the Bible3
ENGL 1302Freshman Composition II3
SPCH 1311Speech Communications3
MUSI 1101-4102Piano1
MUSI 1103-4104Guitar or Voice1
FOUN 1102Fundamentals of Academic Research1
12
THIRD SEMESTER
BIBL 2300Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIOL 1308 or ENVR 1301 or BIOL 2301General Biology I orEnvironmental Science or Anatomy and Physiology3
SPAN 1401 or SPAN 3301Beginning Spanish I or Grammar and Comp. for Heritage Speakers4
MUSI 1311Theory & Musicianship I3
MUSI 1101-4102Piano1
MUSI 1103-4104Guitar or Voice1
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
BIBL 2302Introduction to the New Testament3
SPAN 1402Beginning Spanish II4
PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301 or ECON 2325 or ECON 2326Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology or Microeconomics or Macroeconomics3
MUSI 1312Theory & Musicianship II3
MUSI 1101-4102Piano1
MUSI 1103-4104Guitar or Voice1
15
FIFTH SEMESTER
THEO 3301Introduction to Theology3
SPAN 2301Intermediate Spanish I3
LEAD 3302Cross-Cultural Leadership Development3
MUSI 2311Theory & Musicianship III3
MUSI 1101-4102Piano1
MUSI 1103-4104Guitar or Voice1
15
SIXTH SEMESTER
THEO 3302Systematic Theology3
GOVT 2305 or GOVT 2306US Government or Texas Government3
MUSI 2312Theory IV: Form & Analysis3
MUSI 2321History of Music before 18003
MUSI 1101-4102Piano1
MUSI 1103-4104Guitar or Voice1
14
SEVENTH SEMESTER
BIBL 3302Biblical Interpretation3
HIST 1301 or HIST 1302US History I or US History II3
MUSI 3321History of Music 1800 - Present3
MUSI 1101-4102Piano1
MUSI 1103-4104Guitar or Voice1
ELECTIVE I3
14
EIGHTH SEMESTER
THEO 3303Perspectives in Christian Worship3
THEO 1300Biblical Ethics3
MUSI 3322Latin American Music3
MUSI 1101-4102Piano1
MUSI 1103-4104Guitar or Voice1
ELECTIVE II3
14
NINTH SEMESTER
ART 1301Art Appreciation3
MUSI 1101-4102Piano1
MUSI 1103-4104Guitar or Voice1
FOUN 4201Capstone2
ELECTIVE III3
Adv BIBL or Adv THEO3
13
Course NameCreditsPrerequisites
ART-1301 Art Appreciation or MUSI-2300 Music Appreciation3
BIBL-1300 Introduction to the Bible3
BIBL-1301 Spiritual Formation3
BIBL-2300 Introduction to the Old Testament3BIBL-1300
BIBL-2302 Introduction to the New Testament3BIBL-1300
BIBL-3302 Biblical Interpretation3BIBL-2300 & BIBL-2302
BIOL-1308 General Biology I3
ENGL-1301 Freshman Composition I3INRW-0302
ENGL-1302 Freshman Composition II3ENGL-1301
FOUN-1101 Foundation Class1
FOUN-1102 Fundamentals of Academic Research1
FOUN-4101 Capstone2
GOVT-2305 U.S. Government or GOVT-2306 Texas Government3
HIST-1301 U.S. History I or HIST-1302 U.S. History II3
LEAD-1300 Personal Dimensions of Leadership3
LEAD-3302 Cross-Cultural Leadership Development or LEAD-4312 Servant Leadership3
MATH-1324 Business Math or MATH-1332 Mathematics for Liberal Arts3
MUSI-0100 Applied Music: Choir0
MUSI-0101 Applied Music: Rondalla0
MUSI-1101 Applied Music: Piano8
MUSI-1103 Applied Music: Guitar or Voice8
MUSI-1311 Theory and Musicianship I3
MUSI-1312 Theory and Musicianship II3MUSI-1311
MUSI-2311 Theory and Musicianship III3MUSI-1312
MUSI-2312 Theory and Musicianship IV: Form and Analysis3MUSI-2311
MUSI-2321 History of Music Before 18003MUSI-1311
MUSI-3321 History of Music3MUSI-2321
MUSI-3322 Latin American Music3MUSI-3321
MUSI-3323 American Musical Theater3MUSI-3321
MUSI-3324 World Music3MUSI-3321
MUSI-3325 Film Music3MUSI-3321
PSYC-2301 Introduction to Psychology or SOCI-1301 Introduction to Sociology3
SPAN-1401 Beginning Spanish I4
SPAN-1402 Beginning Spanish II4SPAN-1401
SPAN-2301 Intermediate Spanish I3SPAN-1402
SPCH-1311 Speech Communications3
THEO-1300 Biblical Ethics3ENGL-1301
THEO-3301 Introduction to Theology3BIBL-2302
THEO-3302 Systematic Theology3THEO-3301
THEO-3303 Perspectives in Christian Worship3
Adv BIBL or Adv THEO3