May 10, 2021
Before pursuing a major in music, all students must successfully complete a performance audition for entrance into the applied area of concentration (instrumental, piano, vocal). This requirement must be fulfilled before degree plans can be approved and advisors assigned.
Music majors are required to participate in at least one music ensemble per semester as specified in the individual degree plans. They are to pass Band (MUS 3611 or MUS 3681 Band), or Chorus (MUS 3631).
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental winds and percussion) are required to pass Band a minimum of seven semesters.
Instrumental music majors with an emphasis in guitar may choose an appropriate ensemble as prescribed by their advisor.
All music majors are required to take MUS 2863 World Music as part of the humanities hours in the general education requirements.
Minimum Grade Requirements (Music) - Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in music courses to be used in either major or minor. Grades lower than a “C” on NSU or transfer credit will not apply for music major or music minor.
All music majors must pass the Junior Standing Jury (except BA Musical Arts and Music Business students) as prescribed by the music area (keyboard, instrumental, vocal) before enrollment in any 4000 level applied music. Junior standing is also a prerequisite to MUS 3030, Senior Recital.
Students are to declare a major in music by the beginning of their sophomore year. Transfer students are to declare a major in music by the end of their first semester as an NSU student.
At least one fourth of the total semester hours in the major applied music area must be upper level credit from NSU.
Total Hours in Core 39 hours
Applied Music Tracks 24-25 hours
- Major Instrument 10 hours
- Keyboard 8 hours
- Second Instrument 5 hours
- Applied Percussion 11 hours
- Applied Keyboard 10 hours
Total Music Hours 63-64 hours
Professional Education Requirements (K-12) - 29 hours
In addition to courses in the discipline, all students completing a BA or BS degree in Education degree must meet the following requirements for K-12 certification.
- Be accepted for admission to teacher education, pre-II internship, and full internship according to published course sequence and guidelines.
- Demonstrate proficiency at the high novice level in a language other than English.
- Develop a portfolio which documents their accomplishments, learning, and strengths related to the competencies, standards, and outcomes established by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
- Complete all courses in the major and Professional Education Core with a grade of “C” or higher.
- Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5, a GPA of 2.5 for all major courses, and a GPA of 2.5 for all education courses.
- Complete the 4 X 12 requirement - Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Special Education programs require completion of 12 semester hours with a grade of “C” or better in the following disciplines: Communication Arts (Engl, Comm, Lit), Math, Science and Social Science (Econ, Geog, Hist, Pol Sci, Psyc, Soc) prior to graduation.
Policies of the College of Liberal Arts
||English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
|UPPER DIVISION CREDIT:
||Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses number 3000 and above.
|LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES:
||At least 80 semester credit hours are required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences for BA/BAED/BFA degrees and 55 semester credit hours of Liberal Arts and Sciences for BS/BSED degrees and 40 semester credit hours of Liberal Arts and Sciences for specialty degrees (BGS, BSW). Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated by a “#” after the course title.