2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    Apr 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks

Music, B.A.

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Designed for students pursuing a liberal arts degree in music with an emphasis in applied [vocal/instrumental] music. Opportunities are available to develop performance and ensemble skills, and to understand music in a broader context as one of the humanities.

University Core and General Education Electives

University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Alabama College for Online Studies, Alabama School of the Arts, School of Business, School of Christian Studies, and School of Education. All University of Mobile undergraduate students are required to complete certain basic courses that apply uniformly to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Music degree unless otherwise noted. These are identified as basic course (general education) requirements.

Requirements (Please see NOTES section below)


  1. Consult with your College/School advisor for specific and/or additional requirements relating to general education courses. For example, COM 101  is required for business, Christian studies, and education majors and teacher certification students. MA 110  is required for all majors in the School of Business. Education majors and teacher certification students have very specific requirements, particularly regarding English, Mathematics, History, and Laboratory Sciences.
  2. FS 100 Freshman Seminar (1 semester hour) is required for freshmen only. 
  3. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also take twelve semester hours of a foreign language. See specific requirements in the World Languages section of the catalog.


This Degree Includes:

Music Total Semester Hours: Fifty One


Foreign Language  is required.

Students in this program are required to pass the piano proficiency test, present a senior recital (WI) as outlined in the CPA Student Manual and complete the University’s basic course requirements .

Students seeking a B.A. in Music are required to have a 18 credit hour minor. 

Ensemble Participation

  1. Vocalists are expected to take eight sequential semesters in University Singers and four semesters in a secondary vocal ensemble (audit approved).
  2. Instrumentalists are expected to take eight sequential semesters in Symphonic Winds or Chamber Strings/Orchestra and four semesters in a secondary instrumental ensemble (audit approved).


Students whose applied area is in guitar or piano are encouraged to participate in University Singers and Guitar or Piano ensembles, thereby giving them experience in both small and large ensembles and broadening their instrumental and vocal experiences.

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