Feb 28, 2024
General music study with the opportunity to pursue elective studies in music theory and/or composition with a minor degree in any secondary discipline (English recommended for development of writing skills) - 45 semester hours
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is a broad-based interdisciplinary program which combines music studies with those of other disciplines. In addition to a well-developed program of general studies, students have the opportunity to explore diverse music options through several emphasis areas: General Music, Theory/Composition, and Church Music and Worship.
The University General Education Core
Three hours from:
1 See notations
Three hours from:
Fine Art course
3 See notation. Three hours from:
- COMS requirement may differ by degree. Students pursuing teacher education should take COMS 2302.
- ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 should be taken within first year of enrollment.
- The B.M. degree speciﬁes ART 1301 or studio course or THEA 1303.
- HIST 2301 and HIST 2302 are required for teacher certiﬁcation.
- Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 Old Testament History or RLGN 1302 New Testament History, or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 Old Testament History and/or RLGN 1302 New Testament History, or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301 and/or RLGN 1302 at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306, RLGN 4316, RLGN 4317, or RLGN 4318 in lieu of RLGN 1301; and/or take RLGN 4306, RLGN 4320, RLGN 4322, or RLGN 4324 in lieu of RLGN 1302. RLGN 4306 may be an option for either RLGN 1301 or RLGN 1302 as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301 or RLGN 1302. The Dean of the School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 Old Testament History or RLGN 1302 New Testament History, or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar.
- Courses marked with an * in the course description section maybe used to fulﬁ ll this requirement. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirements with DD-214 from basic training.
B.A. in Music Speciﬁc General Education Core Course Requirements
In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree speciﬁc general education core requirements for the B.A. degree:
- Science (life or physical science - whichever not fulfilled in the University Core) 3-4 hrs 2
- Foreign Language 23013 and 2302 6 hrs
- Students may opt to test out of COSC 2311, see course description. Students pursuing music majors should take MUSI 3302. Students pursuing ﬁelds in education should take EDIT 2310.
- Science can be lab or non-lab for the degree speciﬁc core. Students pursuing middle school education are required to take the course with a lab. ENVS 3301 can be used to fulﬁll the life science degree speciﬁc core requirement. GEOG 1301 may be used to fulﬁll the physical science degree speciﬁc core requirement.
- Adequate prerequisite must be met before enrolling in a foreign language 2301 course. Prerequisite courses taken will be used as electives for the degree.
Bachelor of Arts in Music Core
24 semester hours:
Theory and Composition Specialization
Students pursuing the B.A. degree must select a minor or second major from any discipline identiﬁed by the university as an approved minor or major ﬁeld. The typical minor consists of 18 semester hours, 12 of which must be upper-level division hours. Speciﬁc semester hours as well as course requirements for the majors and minors are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected. A complete list of minors is included in the Academic Program Proﬁle.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Bachelor of Arts - Theory/Composition Recommended Sequence of Courses - listed is the recommended rotation based on a B.A. degree program. For complete information on the general education and graduation requirements for the B.A. degree program, please refer to the undergraduate programs section of the catalog.
Freshman Year Fall Semester:
Freshman Year Spring Semester:
Sophomore Year Fall Semester:
Sophomore Year Spring Semester:
Junior Year Fall Semester:
Junior Year Spring Semester:
Senior Year Fall Semester:
Senior Year Spring Semester:
General Education Core
*General Education Core courses which are ﬂexible and may be taken in any order:
**Foreign languages 1401 and 1402 may be required before advancing to 2301.