Major in Music (B.A.)
Music Core
MUS101Music Fundamentals1
MUS103Introduction to Music Literature2
MUS104Music Theory I3
MUS195Music Hour0
MUS202Music Theory II3
MUS203Music Theory III3
MUS312Music History and Literature I3
MUS313Music History and Literature II3
MUS322Instrumental Literature and Conducting3
MUS323Instrumentation2
MUS324Choral Literature and Conducting3
MUL143AIntroduction to Keyboard Theory 11
Performance Organizations 25-6
Private Lessons 25-6
Major Requirements
MUS495Half Senior Recital0
PHI310Aesthetics3
Major40-42
General Education49-50
Electives33-34
Total Credits122-126
1

This course meets a General Education requirement.

2

Instrumental K–12 majors take 5 credits of performance organizations and 5 credits of private lessons, resulting in 37 credits in the Music Core. All other majors are required to earn 39 credits for their core classes.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be in a performance organization for a minimum of four years.
  • Must fulfill recital and concert attendance requirement.
  • Must pass the piano proficiency.

Ministry Scholars B.A. to M.A. Academic Plan

B.A. in Music 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUL143A Introduction to Keyboard Theory1GES160 Inquiry Seminar3MUS104 Music Theory I3
MUS101 Music Fundamentals1 MUS195 Music Hour0
MUS103 Introduction to Music Literature2 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
MUS195 Music Hour0 GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 Performance Organization 1
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 Private Lessons 1
Performance Organization 1 Second Language (S) course1 4
Private Lessons 1  
 13 3 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS195 Music Hour0Mathematics (M) course 3MUS195 Music Hour0
MUS202 Music Theory II3 MUS203 Music Theory III3
MUS312 Music History and Literature I3 MUS313 Music History and Literature II3
Performance Organization 1 MUS323 Instrumentation2
Private Lessons 1 THE201 Christian Theology3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Performance Organization 1
  Private Lessons 1
 15 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS195 Music Hour0Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3MUS195 Music Hour0
MUS324 Choral Literature and Conducting3 MUS322 Instrumental Literature and Conducting3
PHI310 Aesthetics3 Performance Organization 1
Performance Organization 1 Private Lessons 1
Private Lessons 1 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
World Cultures (U) course 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
Elective 3 Electives 6
 14 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS195 Music Hour0Interim Off MUS195 Music Hour0
Performance Organizaton 0 MUS495 Half Senior Recital0
Private Lessons 0 Performance Organization 0
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Private Lessons 0
Electives 12 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Electives 9
 15 0 12
Total Credits: 122-125
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent. 

Additional Requirements: (1) Must be in a performance organization for a minimum of four years. (2) Must fulfill Recital and Concert Attendance requirement. (3) Must pass the piano proficiency.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Music 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUL143A Introduction to Keyboard Theory1GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4MUS104 Music Theory I3
MUS101 Music Fundamentals1 MUS195 Music Hour0
MUS103 Introduction to Music Literature2 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
MUS195 Music Hour0 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Performance Organization 1
Performance Organization 1 Private Lessons 1
Private Lessons 1 GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
Second Language (S) course1 4  
 14 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS195 Music Hour0Mathematics (M) course 3MUS195 Music Hour0
MUS202 Music Theory II3 MUS203 Music Theory III3
MUS312 Music History and Literature I3 MUS313 Music History and Literature II3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 MUS323 Instrumentation2
Performance Organization 1 Performance Organization 1
Private Lessons 1 Private Lessons 1
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Elective 3
 16 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS195 Music Hour0Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3MUS195 Music Hour0
MUS324 Choral Literature and Conducting3 MUS322 Instrumental Literature and Conducting3
PHI310 Aesthetics3 Performance Organization 1
Performance Organization 1 Private Lessons 1
Private Lessons 1 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
World Cultures (U) course 3 Electives 6
Elective 3 Cross cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
 14 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
MUS195 Music Hour0Interim Off MUS195 Music Hour0
Performance Organization 0 MUS495 Half Senior Recital0
Private Lessons 0 Performance Organization 0
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Private Lessons 0
Electives 10 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
  Electives 9
 13 0 12
Total Credits: 122-125
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent. 

Additional Requirements: (1) Must be in a performance organization for a minimum of four years. (2) Must fulfill Recital and Concert Attendance requirement. (3) Must pass the piano proficiency.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)