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Bachelor of Arts in Music with Elective Studies in PreLaw

Music majors interested in attending law school may select the Bachelor of Arts in music with elective studies in prelaw. These students follow the general education and major requirements for the B.A. in music degree and use elective hours to complete a suggested course of study to prepare the student for the law school admission process. Many of the recommended courses satisfy general education requirements. Students are also encouraged to participate in prelaw activities and organizations offered through the Department of Political Science.


General Education Requirements: 40 credit hrs
Music Major Requirements: 47 credit hrs (49 for vocal students)
Pre-Law Requirements: 43 credit hrs

FIRST YEAR
First semester: 10 hrs

MUS 1112 Theory I 2
MUS 1122 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1133 Music and the Human Experience 3
Major Instrument OR Voice 1
AMA 1571 Class Piano 1
Major Ensemble* 1

Second semester: 7 (9) hrs
MUS 1212 Theory II 2
MUS 1222 Aural Skills II 2
DICT 1152 English Diction (vocalists only) (2)
Major Instrument OR Voice 1
AMA 1671 Class Piano 1
Major Ensemble 1

SECOND YEAR
First semester: 6 hrs

MUS 2112 Theory III 2
MUS 2122 Aural Skills III 2
Major Instrument OR Voice 1
Major Ensemble 1

Second semester: 6 hrs
MUS 2212 Theory IV 2
MUS 2222 Aural Skills IV 2
Major Instrument OR Voice 1
Major Ensemble 1

THIRD YEAR
First semester: 8 hrs

Theory Elective 3
MUS 3123 History of Music I 3
Major Instrument OR Voice 1
Major Ensemble 1

Second semester: 5 hrs
MUS 3223 History of Music II 3
Major Instrument OR Voice 1
Major Ensemble 1

FOURTH YEAR
First semester: 2 hrs

Major instrument OR Voice 1
Major Ensemble 1

Second semester: 3 hrs
Major Instrument OR Voice 1
Major Ensemble 1
Recital on Major Instrument OR Voice (1/2 recital) 1

Recital Level-6A
Graduation Level-6B

*The ensemble for vocalists is Ad Astra Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Chamber Singers, University Singers, or additional choral ensembles designated as a major ensemble in the printed Class Schedule. The ensemble for instrumentalists is Wind Philharmonic and/or Symphony Orchestra.

RECOMMENDED PRELAW COURSES THAT SATISFY
GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM:
ECON 2113 Principles of Microeconomics
HIST 1003/1103 United States History to/since 1876
ENGL 2103 Western Literature: Ancient Period
through Renaissance or
ENGL 2203* Western Literature: Neoclassical Age
through Modern Period
PHIL 2213 Moral and Social Philosophy
PSYC 2303 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
SOC 2013** Introduction to Sociology

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED PRELAW COURSES:
PSYC 2301 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Lab
PHIL/POLS 2613 Political Philosophy
PHIL 2713 Critical Thinking
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 3213 Macroeconomics
ECON 3313 Microeconomics
POLS 4113 Legal Writing
POLS 4613 The Politics of Law
SOC 3113 Sociological Theory

* Students in the University Honors Program may take
PHIL/ENGL 2004H Classics of Western Culture I or PHIL/ENGL
21114H Classics of Western Culture II instead.
** Students in the University Honors Program may take SOC
2013H Structure of Society instead.
All degrees require a minimum of 124 earned credit hours.



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