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

Minimum required: 131 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. 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. For audition guidelines and requirements, prospective undergraduate students should visit:
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Piano Proficiency (Level II)
  3. Theory Proficiency
  4. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)

Course Requirements 

Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 10000MU 10000
MU 12102MU 12122
MU 12112MU 12132
MUSP 12xx2MUSP 12xx2
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1
MUSE 3150 (Strings)
MU 11501 
MUSP 11351
MUSE 3150 (Strings)
US 1100 (music education section)1MUSP 11361
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3MU 21231
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
 19 18
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 22602MU 22622
MU 22612MU 22632
MUSP 22xx2MUSP 22xx2
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1
MUSE 3150 (Strings)
MUSE 3099 (Non-String students)0 
MUSP 31971
MUSE 3150 (Strings)
MUSP 3165 or 31751MUSE 3026 (secondary ensemble)0
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3MU 3241 (Band or Orchestra)2
COMM 1310 (Institutional Component Code 090/091)3MUSP 31961
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3MUSP 3165 or 31751
 MU 33153
 HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
 18 17
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 30000MU 30000
MUSP 32xx2MUSP 32xx2
Select one of the following:1Select one of the following:1
MUSE 3150 (Strings)
MUSE 3099 (non-String students)0 
MUSE 3026 (secondary ensemble)0
MUSE 3150 (Strings)
MU 33163MU 33173
MU 32072MU 32172
MU 33403MU 32532
MUSP 31451MUSP 31471
MUSP 31551MUSP 31571
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Select one of the following:0-2
MU 3269 (Elementary Methods II)
MU 3263 (Fall only)
 Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
 16 20
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MUSP 42xx2EDST 43803
MU 40500EDST 43813
MU 42342 
MU 3263 (or 3269 in previous semester)0-2 
Select one of the following:1 
MUSE 3150 (Strings)
CI 43433 
CI 43703 
RDG 33233 
ENG Literature Institutional Component Code 090/094)3 
 17 6
Total Hours: 131