Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    Sep 28, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Music Major

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed to help musicians grow in their understanding and knowledge of music.  This broad-based music degree prepares students for a wide range of careers in music and beyond, including preparing students for further graduate study in music.  Out of all the music degrees, the Bachelor of Arts in Music offers the most flexibility, and is ideal for partnering with a secondary emphasis as either a double major or minor.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (48 credit hours)
Music Core (43 credit hours)
Primary Instrument Core (5 credit hours)
Electives Core (24 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Music Major (48 credit hours)

Music Core (43 credit hours)

Primary Instrument Core (5 credit hours)

Each student will take 5 credit hours in the instrument on which they auditioned and have been accepted.

Electives Core (24 credit hours)

General Electives - 24 credit hours

Additional Information

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Music

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Music to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Music major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Completion of eight semesters of MUA-175 Music Convocation .  
  6. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  7. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  8. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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