Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music Degree (B.M.) is a 138-semester hour degree designed to provide
intensive professional preparation for students who plan to enter some phase of music as a career. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be in upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). As the degree includes a strong professional development component, no minor is required. Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in foreign language. This is included in the general education core requirement. Components of the B.M. degree include:

General Education Core Course Requirements
Hours
COMS 2302 3
@ENGL 1301, @1302, and literature course
9
Behavior//Social Science - EDUC 2307
3
Fine Art course (ART 1301, 2301 or studio course; or THEA 1303)
3
MATH 1304 or higher
3
Laboratory Science (life science or physical science course)
4
HIST 2301 and 2302
6
RLGN 1301 and 1302
6
EXSS courses
2
UNIV 1100 or 1101
1
GRAD 0001
0
TOTAL
43


NOTATIONS:
1. ENGL 1301 and 1302 should be taken within first year of enrollment.
2. The B.M. degree specifies ART 1301 or studio course or THEA 1303.
3. HIST 2301 and 2302 are required for teacher certification.
4. Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 Old Testament History or RLGN 1302 New Testament History, or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301 Old Testament History and/or RLGN 1302 New Testament History, or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the
student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301 and/or RLGN 1302 at Wayland or (2) take RLGN 4306, 4316, 4317, or 4318 in lieu of RLGN 1301; and/or take RLGN 4306, 4320, 4322, or 4324 in lieu of RLGN 1302. RLGN 4306 may be an option for either RLGN 1301 or RLGN 1302 as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other RLGN/RLED courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301 or 1302. The Dean of the School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301 Old Testament History or RLGN 1302 New Testament History, or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy and the Registrar.
5. Courses marked with an * in the course description section maybe used to fulfill this requirement. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirements with DD-214 from basic training.


Academic Major and Minor
Because of the breadth of the program, the major and
minor fields
of study are combined into a single composite field.


Electives
As the B.M. degree requires 138 semester hours, no elective hours are included.