Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Major in Music Studies (Choral Concentration Teacher Certification in Music, Early Childhood Through Grade 12)

Minimum required: 129 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All majors in the School of Music require admission to the university and admission to the program.  For audition guidelines and requirements, prospective undergraduate students should visit:
  2. Students wanting to enter the music program as a music major (B.A., B.M., B.S. degrees) must submit an online application and audition on their principal instrument or voice the semester before their desired entrance.
  3. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation once all course requirements and successful completion of the School of Music's Upper Level Competency Review have been met in order to officially complete the Bachelor of Music major in Music Studies degree program.
  4. Admission to the School of Music is contingent upon admission to Texas State, successful completion of the audition process, and available space in each studio. Moreover, a successful audition does not automatically ensure acceptance to the School of Music. Transfer students' transcripts will be evaluated by an academic advisor prior to an acceptance decision to ensure that acceptance and successful degree plan completion are possible here at Texas State.  Prospective music majors will not be permitted to enroll in applied music and other music major classes until they have been accepted based on their audition and met with an academic advisor. Auditions are held periodically throughout the year for enrollment the following academic year. Those prospective music students unable to audition in person due to geographic distance from campus may submit an audio or video recording representative of their performing abilities that meet the audition guidelines for their instrument or voice. The deadline to submit a recorded audition is March 1 (for Fall admission) or November 1 (for Spring admission). Audition requirements are available on the School of Music website.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. To satisfy graduation requirements for this concentration, students must have at least a 2.85 Overall GPA. A GPA of at least 2.50 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence with no grade below a “C”.
  3. In addition to the major requirements, students must also complete 15 hours of professional sequence courses through the College of Education.  All coursework must be completed prior to EDST 4380 and EDST 4381.
  4. Piano Proficiency (Level IV)
  5. Theory Proficiency
  6. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)
  7. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:

  8. For transfer students, 31 semester credit hours in Music (or equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Music Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Music Studies at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    MU 1315Music Theory I3
    TCCN: MUSI 1311
    MU 1316Music Theory II3
    TCCN: MUSI 1312
    MU 2315Music Theory III3
    TCCN: MUSI 2311
    MU 2316Music Theory IV3
    TCCN: MUSI 2312
    MU 1115Aural Skills I1
    TCCN: MUSI 1116
    MU 1116Aural Skills II1
    TCCN: MUSI 1117
    MU 2115Aural Skills III1
    TCCN: MUSI 2116
    MU 2116Aural Skills IV1
    TCCN: MUSI 2117
    MU 2303Survey of Music Literature3
    TCCN: MUSI 1307
    4 semester credit hours of Ensembles from the following: MUSE 3124, MUSE 3125, MUSE 3140 and MUSE 31414
    TCCN: 4 hours from MUEN 11XX and 21XX
    8 semester credit hours of Applied Study from the following: MUSP 1220 and MUSP 22208
    TCCN: 8 hours from MUAP 11XX, 12XX, 21XX and 22XX
    Total Hours31

 Course Requirements

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 10000MU 10000
MU 11151MU 11161
MU 13153MU 13163
MUSP 12202MUSP 12202
MUSE 3124 or 31251Select one from the following:1
MU 11501 
MUSP 11351 
US 1100 (music education section)1 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3MUSP 11361
Mathematics Component Code 0203MU 21231
 ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture 040)3
 19 18
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 21151MUSP 22202
MU 23153MU 21161
MUSP 22202MU 23163
MUSE 3140 or 31411MUSE 3140 or 31411
MUSP 31951MU 33183
MUSP 11371MUSP 11381
MU 31411MU 31421
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3MU 33153
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3 
 19 18
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 30000MU 30000
MUSP 32202MUSP 32202
MUSE 3140 or 31411MUSE 3140 or 31411
MU 33163MU 33173
MU 32082MU 32272
MU 33403MU 32422
MU 32542MU 3269 or 4257 (Fall only)0-2
MU 4257 or 3269 (Spring only)0-2Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 18 16
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MUSP 42202EDST 43803
MUSE 3140 or 31411EDST 43813
MU 40500 
CI 43433 
CI 43703 
RDG 33233 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3 
 15 6
Total Hours: 129