Sep 18, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Music, BA

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To declare a Music Major:

  • A student must complete MUS 110 , MUS 111 , MUS 120 , & MUS 121   
  • Two hours of lessons in one performance medium
  • Participate in an ensemble for one year
  • Demonstrate sophomore-level performance skill on an instrument
  • Have a 2.75 minimum GPA in all music courses
  • Demonstrate academic/performance potential relative to goals
  • Complete the Major Declaration Form  

Major credit requirements:

  • At least 40 total credits in the major.
  • At least 15 credits in residence of 300 level or above courses.
  • Attend five recitals or concerts and participate in a performing ensemble each semester in residence
  • Exit cumulative GPA of 2.75 in major.

A Music Major consists of 40 credits from the following:

Applied Lessons and Ensembles

At least 8 credits of private lessons/recital. 

One major ensemble each semester (Pass/Fail). 

Demonstrate piano proficiency.

General Education Core Curriculum

Professional Development

Approaches to Individual and Social Questions

BA Foreign Language

Degree Credit Requirements

  • At least 120 degree credits are required for a bachelor’s degree. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be earned in one department.
  • A minimum of 30 of the final 36 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • Students must also earn at least 15 credits in residence in upper division courses (300 and 400 level) in the major to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
  • If a major requires a capstone course, it is required to be taken at WLC.
  • At least 9 credits in the minor must be taken at WLC.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved to satisfy the degree requirements. Individual programs may require grade point averages higher than a 2.0 for courses used to satisfy the major.

Suggested General Education Sequencing

  • Freshman : COL 101  (Fall), LAS 101   (Spring), Foreign Language/Foreign Language Diversity, Quantitative Reasoning, ENG 101 , COM 101 , THE 105 /THE 110 , ~9 cr. in the major
  • Sophomore: Biblical Theology, PED 100 , 1-2 Approaches, declare major

  • Junior: Applied Theology, 1-2 Approaches

  • Senior: Systematic Theology,  1-2 Approaches, LAS 401 /LAS 402  


(Full general education information may be found here.)



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