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Field of Study Degrees


ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN MUSIC

This plan is an official Field of Study Degree approved
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Offered at all colleges

Degree Code: AA.FS.MUSIC.14

This degree plan is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to major in Music and transfer to a four-year college/university. This curriculum applies to the Bachelor of Music degree, but also may be applied to the Bachelor of Arts or other baccalaureate-level music degree as deemed appropriate by the awarding institution. The field of study in music included in this degree is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This degree plan will constitute a 60-semester-credit-hour transfer block to any public Texas four-year college or university.

Transferring students who have completed the field of study curriculum must satisfy the competency and proficiency requirements of the receiving institution. Transferring students shall not be required to repeat courses transferred as part of the field of study curriculum. However, diagnostic assessment of transfer students is permissible if the receiving institution routinely conducts diagnostic assessment of native students at the same point in the program of study.

Completion of the field of study curriculum shall not prevent a receiving institution from requiring additional lower-division courses that may be necessary for specific degree programs. Receiving institutions may require transfer students in specialized programs (e.g., jazz studies, performance, composition, music therapy, etc.) to take additional degree-specific lower-division courses that are not included in the field of study curriculum. Receiving institutions are not required to accept a grade below "C" in transfer.

In order to be eligible to receive this AA degree, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including all the required courses listed;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor and music coordinator at the college.

This degree does not include all Core course requirements.


Course Requirements for the AA Degree with a Field of Study in Music Credit Hours
TIER 1 - CORE FOUNDATIONS

CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
Select EACH of the following:
ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required)   CB010 
HIST 1301     CB060

6

SPEAKING, LISTENING, WELLNESS AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following options: CB090  

OPTION A:

SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 or SGNL 1301, 1302 AND COMM 1129 or PHED 1164

OR

OPTION B:

ARAB 1411, 1412; CHIN 1411, 1412; FREN 1411, 1412; GERM 1411, 1412; ITAL 1411, 1412; JAPN 1411, 1412; KORE 1411, 1412; LATI 1411, 1412; PORT 1411, 1412; RUSS 1411, 1412; SPAN 1411, 1412

4

QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select ONE of the following: CB020  
(A grade of "C" or better required)
MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1350, 1414, 1425, 1442, 2342, 2412, 2413, 2414, 2442

*Note: If a student takes the four (4) credit hour mathematics course; three (3) of those hours will apply towards the mathematics requirement. The remaining one (1) credit hour from that mathematics course will be applied to the general degree requirement and does not count towards the 42-hour core.

3-4*

TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

QUALITATIVE REASONING, LITERACY AND RESEARCH
Select the following: CB010  
ENGL 1302    

3

SELF AND SOCIETY

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2305

Select ONE from the following: CB060
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

6

HUMANITY, CREATIVITY AND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE

Select ONE of the following: CB050  
MUSI 1308, 1309

Note: If the institution to which the student wishes to transfer requires one music literature course, the student should take MUSI 1308. If the institution requires two music literature courses, the student should take MUSI 1308 and 1309.

3

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Select ONE of the following: CB030  
ANTH 2401; BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 2401, 2402, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421; CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425; ENVR 1401, 1402; GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447; PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

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TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONSHIP
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2306

3
CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AA DEGREE
32

REQUIRED MUSIC ENSEMBLE FIELD OF STUDY COURSES

Select FOUR semester hours from the following:
MUEN 1121, 1122, 1123, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1151, 1152, 1153, 2123, 2141
(Courses may be repeated for credit.)

4

APPLIED STUDY

I. Select EIGHT (8) semester hours in the major applied area of study of the following:
MUAP 1101, 1105, 1109, 1113, 1115, 1117, 1121, 1125, 1129, 1133, 1137, 1141, 1145, 1149, 1153, 1157, 1158, 1161, 1165, 1169, 1177, 1181, 2201, 2205, 2209, 2213, 2215, 2217, 2221, 2225, 2229, 2233, 2237, 2241, 2245, 2249, 2253, 2257, 2258, 2261, 2265, 2269, 2277, 2281
(Courses may be repeated for credit.)

II. Applied/class piano
MUSI 1181, 1182, 2181, 2182; MUAP 1169, 2269, 2369

8

THEORY/AURAL SKILLS

Select EACH of the following:
MUSI 1116, 1117, 1311, 1312, 2116, 2117, 2311, 2312

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS AA DEGREE

60

Note: State universities are required to accept only 60 hours in transfer; therefore, it is strongly suggested that students check with their receiving university regarding the acceptance of any credit hours over the 60-credi-hour maximum. Students may have to make a choice between completing the Field of Study or the degree.

Student's transcript will indicate the Field of Study has been completed upon successful completion of the following courses:

MUSI 1308, MUSI 1309

Four (4) semester hours from MUEN 1121, 1122, 1123, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1151, 1152, 1153, 2123, 2141

Eight (8) semester hours from MUAP 1101, 1105, 1109, 1113, 1115, 1117, 1121, 1125, 1129, 1133, 1137, 1141, 1145, 1149, 1153, 1157, 1158, 1161, 1165, 1169, 1177, 1181, 2201, 2205, 2209, 2213, 2215, 2217, 2221, 2225, 2229, 2233, 2237, 2241, 2245, 2249, 2253, 2257, 2258, 2261, 2265, 2269, 2277, 2281

Sixteen (16) semester hours from MUSI 1116, 1117, 1311, 1312, 2116, 2117, 2311, 2312.


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