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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A.

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The B.A. degree is intended to serve students combining a music degree with interests in one or more of the following:

  • A broad liberal arts education.
  • Exploration of the interdisciplinary relationship of music coursework to coursework in other areas of the Meadows School and the University as a whole.
  • An additional major, a minor or preparation for medical school or law school.
  • Preparation for graduate study in music.
  • Participation in the SMU Honors Program.
  • A term or summer of study abroad.

Requirements for the Major

University-wide Requirements (Varies)

Private Studies (6 Credit Hours)

Private Studies 3200 or 3100, or composition in combination with private studies (14 credits maximum).

PERE Ensemble (5 Credit Hours)

4 large ensembles and one chamber. *updated* 10/26/2017

Music/AMAE Electives (12 Credit Hours)

May include senior project.

Free Electives

Hours vary as needed to meet University residency and degree requirements.

Total: 122 Credit Hours


  • Vocalists are required to take two diction courses among PERB 2106 , PERB 2107 , PERB 2108 , and PERB 2109 , and need only take 10 hours Music/AMAE electives.
  • Multiple one- or two-credit electives may be taken in place of a three-credit elective.

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