2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

The University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Music, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, and the Center for Adult Programs.  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, theology, 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. ZCH 007 Chapel (noncredit) is required of traditional undergraduate students. The number of semesters of Chapel (1 to 4 semesters) is based on entry classification. Students in the Center for Adult Programs are exempt from chapel.
  4. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also take twelve semester hours of a modern foreign language.  See specific requirements in the Modern Foreign Language 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 . This degree requires a 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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