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Field of Study Degrees


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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 seven 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 transfer will not be Core complete if he/she complete this degree. This degree does not include all Core course requirements.

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


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

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SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Select ONE of the following: CB090  
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 OR [FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 1311, 1312; CHIN 1311, 1312; CZEC 1311, 1312; FREN 1311, 1312; GERM 1311, 1312; GREE 1311, 1312; ITAL 1311, 1312; JAPN 1311, 1312; KORE 1311, 1312; LATI 1311, 1312; PORT 1311, 1312; RUSS 1311, 1312; SGNL 1301, 1302; SPAN 1311, 1312 or VIET 1311, 1312]

3

QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select ONE of the following: CB020  
(A grade of "C" or better required)
MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1332, 1350, 2342

3

WELLNESS AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Select the following: CB090  
PHED 1164

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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

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

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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.)

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APPLIED STUDY

I. Select EIGHT 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

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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 credit 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 semester hours from MUEN 1121, 1122, 1123, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1151, 1152, 1153, 2123, 2141; Eight 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 semester hours from MUSI 1116, 1117, 1311, 1312, 2116, 2117, 2311, 2312.


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