The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music provides a comprehensive study in music, as well as 19-20 semester hour electives that can be taken in a different discipline(s). This program is appropriate for undergraduates who wish to major in music as a part of a liberal arts program. Depending on the choice of electives, it also affords opportunity for graduate and/or vocational opportunities in fields integrating with, or independent of, music.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR B.A. IN CHURCH MUSIC, B.A. IN MUSIC, AND B.A. IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
1. Students must complete an application for admission to the major.
2. Students entering the program must have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.00.
3. An audition and admission interview with the music faculty will be scheduled prior to the first semester registration. Students entering the program must pass the entrance audition, demonstrating acceptable levels of proficiency on their chosen instruments, e.g. performing pitches and rhythms accurately.
Early audition during the senior year of high school is preferable. However, placement interviews and auditions will be held during New Student Orientation when arranged with the music faculty in advance. For specific information concerning interviews, auditions, repertoire, scholarships, or departmental requirements, contact the Music Faculty at the college telephone numbers.
Students who wish to audition for a music scholarship must complete the audition by March 1 to be considered for the fall semester. Contact the Student Financial Aid Office for more information.
4. Students not meeting the minimum standards of proficiency will be allowed to enter the program as a music minor. At the end of two semesters, students will be reevaluated as to their progress in music theory and applied music. If an acceptable level of proficiency has been reached, the student will be admitted into the program as a music major. If not admitted, the student may remain as a music minor only.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR B.A. IN CHURCH MUSIC, B.A. IN MUSIC, AND B.A. IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
1. Complete and pass an audition in the primary applied music areas, for the purpose of classification.
2. Take a written placement test in music theory. Any student scoring below 75% will be required to enroll in MU 140I (Music Theory I Intensive).
3. Maintain an average grade of B in each major applied music course and a minimum grade of C in all other music courses (C- for Music and Music Performance majors).
4. Perform in Music Seminars and Department Recitals as scheduled.
5. Perform a final exam jury in each applied music course for which the student has registered.
B.A. in Church Music
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and a minimum of 120 hours, depending on the particular emphasis, will qualify a student for graduation. Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Church Music and a minimum of 125 hours will qualify a student for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required.
B.A. in Music
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and a minimum of 122 hours will qualify a student for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required.
B.A. in Music Performance
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance and a minimum of 121 hours, depending on the particular emphasis, will qualify a student for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required.
All Music degrees
The keyboard proficiency examination is a part of a continuing effort to prepare our graduates for their respective careers in the best and most thorough manner possible. It is included in the program because the development of basic keyboard skills is considered essential to success in all musical careers. Students should be able to demonstrate facility in the following areas: sight-reading, technique (scales, arpeggios & chord progressions), transposition, harmonization of a melody and score reading. The music faculty recommends that the keyboard proficiency exam be taken after four semesters of piano study. Satisfactory completion of this examination is required for graduation.
ADDITIONAL MUSIC REQUIREMENTS
MU 099 (Seminar) must be taken concurrently with every applied music course. Music Seminar, recital attendance, and recital performance are required of all Music majors. The number of seminars and recitals is determined by the Music faculty with regard to the number or required events and Cultural Awareness Concerts scheduled for the semester.
For the B.A. in Music and B.A. in Music Performance, any student who does not pass the music theory placement exam will be required to take MU100 Music Fundamentals (1hr.) and MU060 Class Piano for Non-Majors (1hr.).
The student must have completed MA 175 Pre-calculus and earned at least a C-. Permission to enter into the mathematics program must be given by the department chair. The Mathematics faculty will assist the major department advisor with any questions on advisement for registration in the minor.
In addition to completing the requirements of the liberal arts core and completion of the requirements for a major in another area, the following courses must be taken to qualify as a mathematics minor. There can be no duplication of course work in this minor. If any of the following courses are required by one’s major, additional courses will need to be taken for a total of 17 hours of credit for the minor. A grade of C- or higher in each course is required.
MA 240 (Differential Calculus) 4 hrs.
MA 241 (Integral Calculus) 4 hrs.
MA 242 (Multivariable Calculus) 3 hrs.
Electives 6 hrs.
MA 200 (Statistics)
MA 220 (Linear Algebra I)
MA 310 (Topology)
MA 320 (Linear Algebra II)
MA 321 (Discrete Mathematics)
MA 350 (Differential Equations)
MA 400 (Probability)
MA 440 (Mathematical Analysis)
Total 17 hrs.
An entering freshman must meet the overall college requirements to enter the Kinesiology/Sports Management program. Also, students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above prior to being admitted to upper level Sports Management courses.
In order to graduate with a Kinesiology/Sports Management degree a student must:
1. Complete the requirements listed below for the Kinesiology/Sports Management curriculum, for a total number of at least 124 semester hours.
2. Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all course work taken. No grade below a “C-” in required Kinesiology courses will be accepted for graduation credit. In the event a grade of “D” or lower is earned in a required course, that course must be retaken until at least a “C-” grade is earned.
3. Take part in an exit interview with each candidate for graduation. This interview is for the purpose of assessment of the program and assistance for the student in post-graduation plans.
This year's Kinesiology and Sports Management Course Offerings are now available in the 2013-14 Course Catalog. CLICK HERE, click on the 2013-14 Course Catalog, and advance to page 156 for to view them with full descriptions. There you can also find out which semesters they are offered and how many credit hours they are worth.
Career Opportunities in Kinesiology (Exercise Science)
- Personal Trainer - designs and monitors personalized exercise prescriptions for individual and/or groups according to the goals of the client(s).
- Exercise Test Technologist - conducting stress tests in private cardiology practices and hospitals.
- Working in various phases of Cardiac Rehabilitation – help patients in hospitals and private practice recover physically from a heart attack, surgery, or other cardiovascular and pulmonary complications.
- Corporate Wellness Program – designs and monitors fitness programs, nutrition programs, smoking cessation programs, and educates employees to cause positive changes in health behaviors.
- Commercial Health and Fitness Facilities (profit health clubs) – designs and monitors individualized programs in a variety of health and fitness areas.
- Community Health and Fitness Programs (YMCA, YWCA, Boys and Girls Club) – the programs may include recreation programs, fitness programs, diet/weight control programs, health and fitness testing, and designing and monitoring individualized fitness programs.
- State and Federal Wellness Programs – many state and federal have health and fitness initiatives and employee wellness programs. They often seek professionals who can educate other organizations, companies, and small businesses about Wellness in the workplace.
- U.S. Military - designs and monitors fitness and other health related programs on military bases and ships.
- Strength and Conditioning Specialist – designs and monitors strength and conditioning programs in high schools, colleges, and professional sports.
- Private Sports Medicine Clinics – these clinics specialize in training athletes to improve their performance. Specialized training programs are designed and monitored by the Exercise Science person.
- Physician Private Practice – many physicians are beginning to provide preventative aspects of wellness i.e. diet counseling, exercise programming, smoking cessation, obesity/weight control.
- Physical Therapy – required undergraduate coursework in obtaining a degree in Exercise Science can prepare an individual to seek admission to graduate programs in Physical Therapy.
- Occupational Therapy – required undergraduate coursework in obtaining a degree in Exercise Science can prepare an individual to seek admission to graduate programs in Occupational therapy.
Career Opportunities in Sports Management
- College and Universities – leagues or conference offices (NCAA, NAIA) and individual institutions (Athletic Director, Compliance Officer, Sports Information Director).
- Private Schools – high school athletic director and other jobs within the athletic department
- State, City, and County Government – state agencies i.e. high school athletic association, city and county recreation departments.
- Sports and Leisure Industry – ski resorts, tennis clubs, golf clubs, and vacation resorts
- Summer Sports Camps – directing day to day operations.
- Olympics – national sport governing bodies (more than 40) and various state governing bodies.
- Non-Profit Organizations – Special Olympics at the state and national level, YMCA, YWCA, Boys and Girls Clubs
- Professional Leagues – to name a few - National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer.
- Professional Minor Leagues – to name a few – triple, double, and single baseball leagues, National Basketball Development al League, Continental Basketball Association
- Amateur Sports League – Amateur Athletic Association
- Sports Marketing Agencies – International Management Group (IMG), ProServ, Advantage International
- Player Agent or Representative - for professional athletes
- National Sports Organizations – National Association of Governors Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports, President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Women’s Sports Foundation
- Stadiums and Arenas – management positions, marketing and public relations, design and development
- Event Management – consulting, creating and implementing sports events for sponsors
- Individual Sports Associations – PGA tour, LPGA tour
- Media – sports reporter for newspapers, television, radio, and special interest sports/recreation publications
This year's Christian Ministries Course Offerings are now available in the 2013-14 Course Catalog. To view them, visit our Catalog page by CLICKING HERE.Once there, open the 2013-14 Course Catalog and advance to page 137 for to view all of our Christian Ministries related classes with full descriptions. There you can also find out which semesters these classes are offered and how many credit hours they are worth.