Degree plan

GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)

01. ENG 101
02. ENG 102

GEC 02. Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours minimum)  

Science Requirement (8 hours minimum)

01. Select 2 courses with labs:

  • AST 111/L
  • AST 112/L
  • BSC 103/L****
  • BSC 110/L****
  • BSC 111/L****
  • BSC 250/L
  • BSC 251/L
  • CHE 104/L
  • CHE 106/L
  • CHE 107/L
  • GHY 104/L
  • GHY 105/L
  • GLY 101/L
  • GLY 103/L
  • MAR 151/L
  • PHY 103/L
  • PHY 111/L
  • PHY 112/L
  • PHY 201/L
  • PHY 202/L
  • PSC 190/L

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)

02. Select 1 course:

  • MAT 100***
  • MAT 101
  • Higher-level MAT course 

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)

01. ENG 203
02. Select 2 courses, 1 History required

  • HIS 101
  • HIS 102
  • PHI 151
  • PHI 171
  • REL 131                       

GEC 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)

01. Select 1 course:

  • ART 130**
  • DAN 130**
  • MUS 165
  • THE 100**

GEC 05. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)

01. Select 2 courses:

  • ANT 101
  • COH 100
  • ECO 101
  • GHY 101
  • PS 101
  • PSY 110
  • SOC 101

GEC 06. Computer Competency Requirement (Major Area)

01. MUS 102

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Major Area)

01. MUS 302 (WI)

ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking-Intensive Requirement (3 hours)

01. CMS 111 (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Major Area)

01. MUS 446 (Capstone)

Must be taken Senior Year; ENG 101 & ENG 102 prerequisites

*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major. 

**This GEC course is recommended by this major.

***This course does not satisfy prerequisites for any other math course.

****GEC restrictions apply. View a full description of the GEC.

GEC 06 - GEC 09 courses are specific to the major.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (76-80 hours)

Piano Competency Requirements (0-4 hours)

01. MED 101
02. MED 102
03. MED 201
04. MED 202
05. MED 302

Performance – Strings Requirements (76 hours)

06. MED 332
07. MED 456
08. MUS 101/L
09. MUS 102/L
10. MUS 199
11. MUS 201/L
12. MUS 202/L
13. MUS 301
14. MUS 302 (WI)
15. MUS 307
16. MUS 308
17. MUS 321
18. MUS 446 (Capstone)
19. Select 1 Music History 400-level course (3 hours)
20. Major instrument must be taken for 8 semesters. Summers excluded (24 hours)
21. Recitals: MUP 370 and MUP 470 (one hour each)
22. Same major ensemble must be taken for 8 semesters (MUP 481 or MUP 483 for guitar majors only). Summers excluded (8 hours)
23. Recital class must be taken for 8 semesters as MUP 499 (0 hours)
24. Chamber music must be taken for 4 semesters as MUP 471 (4 hours) 

DEG 02. Electives

01. Choose electives as needed with adviser’s approval.

(See Hours to Degree below.)

^ Students must complete at least 3 semesters of applied lessons at the 400-level.

HOURS TO DEGREE

124 hours are needed to graduate with a BM in Music with and emphasis in Performance – Strings.  At least 50 percent of the hours applied to a degree at The University of Southern Mississippi must be earned from a senior college, and 45 of these hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.  The last 25 percent of course work must be earned from Southern Miss.  The student must earn at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss.