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Cooperative programs leading to the Associate degree followed by the Bachelor of Arts in Music, Music Therapy, and Musical Theater.

 

 

Mission

The Sam Houston State University School of Music exists as a community of musician-educators whose mission is:

• To educate and train students for lives of service and contribution—as teachers, performers, composers, therapists and scholars;
• To provide and nurture a nucleus of musical life for the larger community;
• To educate the university student population regarding music’s intrinsic value as a part of the human experience and its central role in human culture; and
• To mutually encourage one another in professional growth and attainment

Our mission encompasses a variety of programs and curricula, traditional and innovative which are regularly examined for effectiveness, quality and relevance. It includes our commitment to a combination of:

• Classroom studies in music and
• The live performance of music, individually and collectively, as central to music study, development
and knowledge.

As an integral part of our mission, we commit ourselves to continuing steps toward realizing the full potential of community, both as teachers and as colleagues; further, we commit to interaction with our students that emphasizes personal attention and interest in their total musical/intellectual development.

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Music:

Bachelor of Music:

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy

Minor in Music

The School of Music offers instruction in the following applied areas: Bassoon, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, Guitar, Horn, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Saxophone, String Bass, Viola, Violin, Violoncello, and Voice.

Highlights

All music majors receive training in applied music, music theory, music history, and, where appropriate, professional training specific to a particular field. Each student receives private instruction in his or her principal applied area (such as piano, trumpet, or voice), participates in musical ensembles (such as wind ensemble, orchestra, choir, or jazz band), and is afforded a multitude of opportunities to grow and develop as a musician. Students develop keyboard skills in a state-of-the-art piano lab and have their musical training enhanced in a Computer Assisted Instruction lab.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the School of Music are successfully employed around the state, the nation, and internationally as:

• music educators
• music therapists
• musical performers
• music scholars
• music composers

Student Organizations

Numerous student organizations actively promote enrichment across a wide array of musical interests.

American Choral Directors Association
American String Teachers Association/Symphony Association—The group’s membership consists of string students at Sam Houston State University and was organized to support string pedagogy on the SHSU campus.
Kappa Kappa Psi—National band fraternity. Provides valuable service to the school and serves to promote excellence in band music.
Music Educators National Conference—National organization for music education. Membership in this student chapter is open to music education majors.
Mu Tau Omega—National organization for music therapy. Membership open to interested students committed to the study and/or advancement of music therapy in community, educational, and clinical settings.
Phi Mu Alpha—International music fraternity for men. Provides valuable service to the school and community.
Pi Kappa Lambda—National music honor society. Invitation to membership is limited to the top students from the junior, senior, and graduate classes by vote of the faculty members of Pi Kappa Lambda.
Sigma Alpha Iota—International music fraternity for women. Provides valuable service to the school and community.
Tau Beta Sigma—National band sorority. Supports band studies and provides valuable support service to instrumental ensembles and to the school.

Internships

Following the completion of all coursework, the music therapy student must fulfill a 900-1040 hour (five-six month) clinical internship at an AMTA national roster internship site or an SHSU university- affiliated internship site. The intern must be supervised on-site by a qualified and approved MT-BC supervisor. The internship is the final requirement for graduating with the bachelor’s degree in music therapy. Once it has been completed, the individual is eligible to sit for the board certification examination. A passing grade on the exam will result in board certification and the credentials MT-BC.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available both from the School of Music and from the University to support student study. For more information regarding scholarships, prospective or current students should contact the Chair of the School of Music. Information on University scholarships may be obtained from the Office of Academic Scholarships website at www.shsu.edu/~fao_www/scholarship.html or telephone (936) 294-1672. Interested persons may also gather more information from the School of Music website.

Music scholarships are awarded for participation in ensembles. All students awarded a music scholarship are required to perform in ensembles. Scholarship students will audition and perform in ensembles as required.

 

 

Program Specific Requirements

General Requirements for Music Majors

General Requirements for Music Majors - Students desiring to major in music must have previous musical experience.

Audition - All students entering the School of Music as music majors must audition in their major performance area and be accepted for a specific degree plan (e.g Bachelor of Music: Performance, Teacher Certification, Theory/Composition; Bachelor of Music: Music Therapy). Music therapy majors must also schedule and pass an interview with the Director of Music Therapy.

Grades - Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all courses required in the major. If
they receive a grade lower than a “C” they will be placed on academic probation until they retake
the course with the “C” or better grade.

Jury - All students enrolled in applied classes (private studio instruction) must take jury examinations at the end of each semester.

Ensemble - All students enrolled in applied classes should perform in an ensemble. Sophomore barrier - Before students majoring in music are allowed to enroll for 300-level courses in applied music, they must pass a proficiency examination/barrier. The exam is normally administered at the end of their fourth semester of study. NOTE: students are given/allowed three opportunities to pass the barrier. If they do not pass by the third attempt, they cannot continue as music majors.

Piano proficiency - Students must pass a proficiency examination in piano. Students who do not have the requisite skills may enroll in piano classes. Completion of the piano classes with a grade of “C” or better meets the skills requirement for the keyboard proficiency.

Concert attendance - Students are required to attend 12 performances (from a specified list) each semester for six semesters in all undergraduate Bachelor of Music major tracks. Transfer students may receive a credit or waiver for up to three semesters. Details of this requirement are printed in the School of Music Student Handbook.

Large ensemble - Enrollment in a large ensemble is expected of full-time music majors each fall and spring semester. Music therapy majors must enroll in an ensemble for 6 semesters. The minimum requirement is seven semesters for B.M. Music Education/Teacher Certification track; eight semesters for other B.M. tracks; and six semesters for Music Therapy majors.

Required Courses for Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Music
General Music Track 120 hours

Bachelor of Music:
Performance Track 120 hours
Theory/Composition Track120 hours
Music Education/Teacher Certification Track 134 hours
Choral136 hours

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy 130-133 hours

Minor in Music 20 hours

Bachelor of Arts in Music Transferable Courses

General Music Core: 20 hours
MUS 111X Piano I  [MUSI 1181]
MUS 112X Piano II  [MUSI 1182]
MUS 122 Theory I  [MUSI 1211]
MUS 123 Theory II  [MUSI 1212]
MUS 124 Musicianship I  [MUSI 1216]
MUS 125 Musicianship  [MUSI 1217]
MUS 138W Music Literature (MUS 138W counts toward Component Area 4)  [MUSI 1308]
MUS 222 Theory III  [MUSI 2211]
MUS 224 Musicianship III  [MUSI 2216]

General Music Track

Ensembles — 2 hours (with advisor and conductor/director/faculty approval)
ENS 111 Chorus  [MUEN 1111]
ENS 116  Band [MUEN 1116]
ENS 216 Wind Ensemble [MUEN 2116]
ENS 117  Orchestra [MUEN 1117]
ENS 110 Accompanying [MUEN 1110]

Studio Instruction — 8 hours
MUS 101X

Performance and music electives — 18 hours
ENS 110 Accompanying [MUEN 1110]
ENS 111/311 Chorus [MUEN 1111]
ENS 115 Jazz Ensemble [MUEN 1115]
ENS 116 Band [MUEN 1116]
ENS 216 Wind Ensemble [MUEN 2116]
ENS 117 Orchestra   [MUEN 1117]
MUS 118 Chamber Music [MUEN 1118]
MUS 119 Opera Workshop [MUEN 1119]
MUS 223 Theory IV  [MUSI 2212]
MUS 226 Conducting

NOTE: Other courses may be recommended/approved for transfer by an advisor and must be approved by the Director, School of Music.

Foreign Languages – All BA degree applicants must meet the university foreign language requirement.

Bachelor of Arts
Major in Music

First Year

Credit

Second Year

Credit

MUSI 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225 [MUS 122, 123, 124, 125]

8

MUSI 2222, 2224 [MUS 222, 224]

4

MUSI 1111, 1112 [MUS 111X; 112X]

2

MUSI 1113 [MUS 113X]

1

Applied lessons 101X

4

Applied lessons 101X

4

MUSIC 1138 [MUS 138W (Component Area 4)]

2

NOTE: Students should use the minor and electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Bachelor of Music Transferable Courses

Music Core: 25 hours
MUS 122 Theory I  [MUSI 1211]
MUS 123 Theory II  [MUSI 1212]
MUS 124 Musicianship I  [MUSI 1216]
MUS 125 Musicianship  [MUSI 1217]
MUS 138W Music Literature  [MUSI 1308]
MUS 222 Theory III  [MUSI 2211]
MUS 223 Theory IV  [MUSI 2212]
MUS 224 Musicianship III  [MUSI 2216]
MUS 226 Conducting I 

Music Education/Teacher Certification Track

The Bachelor of Music degree with teacher certification, when successfully completed, qualifies a student for All-Level State Certification to teach music in early childhood through twelfth grade. The degree consists of:

University Core 42 + Music Core 25 + Education Block 27 + emphasis area 39-42 = 133-136 hours.

Instrumental Emphasis: 42 hours
Applied Lessons lower-level 101X
MUS 111X Piano I  [MUSI 1181]
MUS 112X Piano II  [MUSI 1182]
MUS 113X Piano III  [MUSI 2181]
MUS 113 [MUSI 1166: MUSI 1167] and 116 The Study of Woodwinds 
MUS 213 [MUSI 1168: MUSI 2168] and 216 The Study of Brasses 

Instrumental Emphasis
(for students preparing to teach instrumental music)

First Year

Credit

Second Year

Credit

MUSI 1112, 1123, 1124, 1125 [MUS 122, 123, 124, 125]

8

MUSI 2222, 2223, 2224 [MUS 222, 223, 224]

6

MUSI 1113, 1116 [MUS 113, 116]

2

MUSI 2226 [MUS 226]

2

MUSI 1111, 1112 [MUS 111X; 112X]

2

MUSI 1113 [MUS 113X]

1

Applied lessons 101X

4

MUSI 2213 OR 2216 [MUS 213 OR 216*]

1

Ensemble 1000 or 2000-level

2

MUSIC 1138 [MUS 138W (Component Area 4)]

3

Applied lessons 101X

4

Ensemble 1000 or 2000-level

2

Third Year

Credit

Fourth Year  

Credit

*NOTE: Class instrument requirement will be reduced by one credit/semester in the student’s applied area.

Instrumental Strings Emphasis
Applied Lessons lower-level 101X  [MUSI 1101]
MUS 111X Piano I  [MUSI 1181]
MUS 112X Piano II  [MUSI 1182]
MUS 113X Piano III  [MUSI 2181]
MUS 113 The Study of Woodwinds  [MUSI 1166: MUSI 1167]
MUS 213 The Study of Brasses  [MUSI 1168: MUSI 2168]
ENS 1XX Ensembles
ENS 118 Chamber music [MUEN 1118]

Instrumental Emphasis
(for students preparing to teach instrumental-strings music)

First Year

Credit

Second Year

Credit

MUSI 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125 [MUS 122, 123, 124, 125]

8

MUSI 2222, 2223, 2224 [MUS 222, 223, 224]

6

MUSI 1113 [MUS 113]

1

MUSI 2226 [MUS 226]

2

MUSI 1111, 1112 [MUS 111X, 112X]

2

MUSI 1113 [MUS 113X]

1

Applied lessons 101X

4

MUSI 1113, 2213 [MUS 113, 213]

2

Ensemble 1000 or 2000-level

2

MUSIC 1138 [MUS 138W (Component Area 4)]

3

MUEN 1118 [ENS 118]

1

MUSI 3376 [MUS 376]

3

Ensemble 1000 or 2000-level

2

Applied lessons 101X

4

Choral Emphasis
VOI 101X Applied Lessons  [VOIC 1201]
MUS 117 English & Italian Diction  [MUSI 1160]
MUS 118 French Diction [MUSI 2161]
MUS 119 German Diction  [MUSI 2160]
ENS 111 Chorus [MUEN 1111]
ENS 311 Chorus [MUEN 3111]
MUS 111X Piano I  [MUSI 1181]
MUS 112X Piano II  [MUSI 1182]
MUS 113X Piano III  [MUSI 2181]
MUS 114X Piano IV  [MUSI 2182]

Choral Emphasis
(for students preparing to teach choral music)

First Year

Credit

Second Year

Credit

MUSI 1112, 1123, 1124, 1125 [MUS 122, 123, 124, 125]

8

MUSI 2222, 2223, 2224 [MUS 222, 223, 224]

6

MUSI 1117, 1118 [MUS 117, 118]

2

MUSI 1119 [MUS 119]

1

MUSI 1111, 1112 [MUS 111X; 112X]

2

MUSI 1113, 1114 [MUS 113X; 114X]

2

VOI 101X

4

MUSI 2226 [MUS 226]

2

2

MUSI 1138 [MUS 138W (Component Area 4)]

3

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Track Bachelor of Music

Performance Track-Instrumental emphasis (non-keyboard): 53 hours
Applied Lessons 101 
Applied Lessons 301
ENS 1XX Ensembles
ENS 3XX Ensembles
ENS 118 Chamber Music [MUEN 1118]
MUS 111 Piano I  [MUSI 1181]
MUS 112 Piano II  [MUSI 1182]
MUS 113 Piano III  [MUSI 2181]
MUS 114 Piano IV  [MUSI 2182]
CMP 101X Composition

Instrumental (Non-Keyboard) Emphasis

First Year

Credit

Second Year

Credit

MUSI 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115 [MUS 122, 123, 124, 125]

8

MUSI 2222, 2223, 2224 [MUS 222, 223, 224]

6

MUSI 1111, 1112 [MUS 111X, 112X]

2

MUSI 1113, 1114 [MUS 113X; 114X]

2

Applied lessons 101X

4

MUSI 2226 [MUS 226]

2

ENS 1000-level

2

MUSI 1138 [MUS 138W (Component Area 4)]

3

ENS 1000 or 2000-level

2

Applied lessons 101X

4

NOTE: Students should use the electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Performance Track – Vocal emphasis: 53 hours
VOI 101X Applied Lessons
ENS 1XX Ensembles
ENS 3XX Ensembles
MUS 111X Piano I  [MUSI 1181]
MUS 112 Piano II  [MUSI 1182]
MUS 113 Piano III  [MUSI 2181]
MUS 117 English & Italian Diction [MUSI 1160]
MUS 118 French Diction [MUSI 2161]
MUS 119 German Diction [MUSI 2160]
ENS 119Opera Workshop [MUEN 1119]

NOTE: Advanced foreign language courses may be substituted and are strongly encouraged.

Vocal Emphasis

First Year

Credit

Second Year

Credit

MUSI 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125 [MUS 122, 123, 124, 125]

8

MUSI 2222, 2223, 2224 [MUS 222, 223, 224]

6

MUSI 1111, 1112 [MUS 111X, 112X]

2

MUSI 1113 [MUS 113X]

1

MUSI 1117, 1118 [MUS 117, 118]

2

MUSI 1119 [MUS 119]

1

VOI 101X [VOIC 1201]

4

MUSI 2226 [MUS 226]

2

ENS 111 [MUEN 1111]

2

MUSI 138 [MUS 138W (Component area 4)]

3

VOI 101X [VOIC 1201]

4

ENS 111 [MUEN 1111]

2

NOTE: Students should use the electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Performance Track– Piano Emphasis: 53 hours
PNO 101X Applied Lessons
Applied Lessons with Junior Recital 302
ENS 110 Keyboard Skills and Collaborative Techniques
ENS 1XX Ensembles


Piano Emphasis

First Year

Credit

Second Year

Credit

MUSI 1112, 1123, 1124, 1125 [MUS 122, 123, 124, 125]

8

MUSI 2222, 2223, 2224 [MUS 222, 223, 224]

6

PIAN 1201 [PNO 101X]

4

MUSI 2226 [MUS 226]

2

MUEN 1110 [ENS 110 X]

1

MUSI 1138 [MUS 138W (Component Area 4)]

3

PIAN 1201 [PNO 101X]

4

MUEN 1110 [ENS 110X]

2

NOTE: Students should use the electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Composition Track: 53 hours
The major in music composition is designed to prepare the student for graduate study in the field. Students who pursue this degree are those who have career interests as composers/arrangers or as teachers of composition.

MUS 111X Piano I  [MUSI 1181]
MUS 112X Piano II  [MUSI 1182]
MUS 113X Piano III  [MUSI 2181]
MUS 114X Piano IV  [MUSI 2182]
CMP 101X Applied Composition [COMP 1101]
ENS 1XX Lower Level ensemble
XXX 101 Applied Lessons

Select 10 hours from the following with Composition Faculty Advisor approval:

Composition Track

The major in music composition is designed to prepare the student for graduate study in the field. Students who pursue this degree are those who have career interests as composers/arrangers or as teachers of composition.

First Year

Credit

Second Year

Credit

MUSI 1112, 1123, 1124, 1125 [MUS 122, 123, 124, 125]

8

MUSI 2222, 2223, 2224 [MUS 222, 223, 224]

6

MUSI 1111, 1112 [MUS 111X, 112X]

2

MUSI 1113, 1114 [MUS 113X; MUS 114X]

2

Applied Instruction 101X

4

Applied Instruction 101X

4

COMP 1101 [CMP 111X]

4

MUSI 2226 [MUS 226]

2

MUEN 1000-level [ENS 100-level]

1

MUSI 138 [MUS 138W (Component Area 4)]

3

MUSI 3376 [MUS 376]

3

COMP 1101 [CMP 111X]

2

COMP 3301 [CMP 311X]

2

ENS 100-level

1

NOTE: Students should use the electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy: 130-133 hours

The music therapy curriculum prepares the student for a career as a music therapist and includes the requisite professional certification. A one-semester internship is required.

Music Core: 17 hours
MUS 122 Theory I  [MUSI 1211]
MUS 123 Theory II  [MUSI 1212]
MUS 124 Musicianship I  [MUSI 1216]
MUS 125 Musicianship II [MUSI 1225]
MUS 222 Theory III [MUSI 2211]
MUS 224 Musicianship III  [MUSI 2216]
MUS 138W Music Literature (Component Area 4)  [MUSI 1308]
MUS 226 Conducting I [MUSI 2226]

Therapy Courses: 59 hours
101X Applied Lessons lower-level
MUS 111X Piano  [MUSI 1181]
MUS 112X Piano II  [MUSI 1182]
MUS 113X Piano III  [MUSI 2181]
ENS 1XX Lower-level ensemble
MUS 162 Fundamentals of Guitar (except guitar principals)  [MUSI 1303]
MUS 165/166 Fundamentals of Singing (except vocal principals)  [MUSI 1304]
MUS 238 Introduction to Music Therapy [MUSI 2338]
MUS 239 Psychology of Music [MUSI 2339]

Select 6 hours from the following with Music Therapy advisor approval:
MUEN [ENS] Ensemble (may be repeated twice)
MUSI [MUS] Advanced Music elective with approval of advisor
PSYC [PSY] Advanced Psychology elective
DANC [DNC] Advanced Dance elective

Clinical foundation: required for American Music therapy Association: 6 hours
PSY 131 General Psychology (fulfills university core requirement)  [PSYC 2301]
BIO 245 Human Anatomy (fulfills university core requirement)  [BIOL 2401]
SOC 168 Ethnic Studies (fulfills university core requirement)  [SOC2319]
SPD 231 Introduction to Special Education [SPED 2301] 

Music Therapy

First Year

Credit

Second Year

Credit

MUSI 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125 [MUS 122, 123, 124, 125]

8

MUSI 2222, 2224 [MUS 222, 224]

4

MUSI 1111, 1112 [MUS 111X, 112X]

2

Component Area 3 (Natural Science)

4

Applied lessons (1000 level)

4

MUSI 1113 [MUS 113X]

1

Ensemble

2

MUSI 2226 [MUS 226]

2

MUSI 1162 [MUS 162]

3

MUSI 1138 [MUS 138W (Component Area 4)]

3

MUSI 1165 [MUS 165]

3

MUSI 2238, 2239 [MUS 238, 239]

6

NOTE: Students should use the minor and electives to complete the 42-advanced hour requirement for graduation.

Minor in Music

Students who elect music as a minor must complete a minimum of 20 hours, three of which must be advanced (300 or 400-level). Up to twelve hours of applied music (studio instruction and ensembles) may be used in the minor. To enroll in private instruction or perform in ensembles, students must audition for in their respective applied areas and for each ensemble.

Required courses in the Music Minor: Hours 6
MUSI 1138 [MUS 138W] Music Literature (Component Area 4)
MUSI 1161 [MUS 161] Introduction to the Study of Music

Elective courses in the Music Minor: hours 11
MUEN [ENS] XXX Ensembles - music minor students may take up to 6 hours of ensembles - auditions are required.
XXX 101 Studio Instruction - music students may take up to 8 hours of studio instruction - auditions required.
MUSI 1304 [MUS 165] Fundamentals of Singing 
MUSI 2338 [MUS 238] Introduction to Music Therapy
MUSI 2339 [MUS 239] Psychology of Music
MUSI 2362 [MUS 262] Advanced Guitar
MUSI 2364 [MUS 264] History of Rock, Jazz, and Popular Music  [MUSC 1310]
MUS 265 Music Appreciation  [MUSI 1306]

NOTE: Students enrolled in studio instruction must be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble.

ENSEMBLES

The following performance ensembles are open to all students of the University who qualify by audition:

Large Ensembles
MUEN 1116 [ENS 116] Symphonic Band 
MUEN 1117 [ENS 117] Orchestra
MUEN 2216 [ENS 216] Wind Ensemble
MUEN 1111 [ENS 111]  Chorus

Small Ensembles
MUEN 1115 [ENS 115]  Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 1119 [ENS 119] Opera Workshop
MUEN 1118 [ENS 118] Chamber Music
MUEN 1111 [ENS 111] Keyboard Skills and Collaborative Techniques

No more than eight hours earned in these large ensembles may be counted toward a degree. Small ensembles may be counted if approved by the ensemble directors, studio instructor and the Director, School of Music.

ENS 110 Ensemble for keyboard students (performance major only) [MUEN 1110]
ENS 111 Ensemble for vocal students [MUEN 1111]
ENS 116, 216 Ensemble for wind and percussion students [MUEN 1116, 2116]
ENS 117 Ensemble for string students [MUEN 1117]
ENS 118 Ensemble for guitar students [MUEN 1118]

Additional ensembles are strongly encouraged for those who qualify by audition:
ENS 115 Jazz Ensemble [MUEN 1115]
ENS 119 Opera Workshop [MUEN 1119]
MUS 118 Chamber Music (including piano trios, string quartets, percussion ensemble, etc.) [MUSI 1118]

Ensembles

Marching Band

For information regarding Common Course numbers for Ensemble, please refer to the Common Course listing in this catalog.

Applied Music Instruction

Bassoon BSN 101X [BSSN 1201]

Clarinet CLR 101X [CLAR1201]

Percussion PER 101X [PERC 1201]

Saxophone SAX 101X [SAXO 1201]

French horn HRN 101X, [HORN 1201]

Organ ORG 101X [ORGN 1201]

Trumpet TRP 101X [TRMT 1201]

Violin VLN 101X [VILN 1201]

String bass STB 101X [STBS 1201]

Trombone TRB 101X [TRMB 1201]

Flute FLU 101X [FLUT 1201]

Voice VOI 101X [VOIC 1201]

Cello CEL 101X [VNCL 1201]

Euphonium EUP 101X [EUPH 1201]

Piano PNO 101X [PIAN 1201]

Composition CMP 111X [COMP 1101]

Oboe OBO 101X [OBOE 1201]

Guitar GUI 101X [GUIT 1201]

Viola VLA 101X [VIOL 1201]

Tuba TBA 101X [TUBA 1201]

Applied Music Fees. Students enrolled in Applied Music Instruction are required to pay a fee at the time of registration on a per-course basis each semester:

2-hour course $60.00
4-hour course $75.00

There is no additional charge for use of practice rooms.

 

The College of Music provides complete support for the State Field of Study as follow:

 

The College of Music fully supports the THECB Field of Study curriculum

( http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/0350.PDF ):

 

 

Field of Study Courses

The field of study curriculum shall consist of 27 to 35 lower-division semester credit

hours (31 without the keyboard course described below) that are fully transferable. Transfer of

credit in ensemble, applied study, and theory/aural skills shall be on a course-for-course basis.

 

Course

Number Semesters

Semester Credit Hours

Ensemble

4

4

Applied Study

4

8

Theory/Aural Skills

4

12-16

Music Literature

1

3

 

We recognize direct mappings of Music course numbers between institutions are not always possible.  Flexibility will be exercised to maximize transfer credit.  Students seeking credit for courses not specifically mapped below should contact an SHSU Music advisor to verify transfer compatibility prior to registration at other institutions.

 

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SHSU Core Curriculum

Transfer courses specific to the university major you have selected appear in the section above. Transfer students are encouraged to maximize transfer courses required for their major as described above in addition to core courses at the transfer institution. Most university majors were meant to be taken over a 4 year period. Completion of freshman and sophomore level courses in the major with appropriate core courses helps transfer students to graduate in the minimum amount of time at minimum cost. The university core appears below for the convenience of those who have not yet selected a major. If you cannot select a specific major, at least try to select the area (e.g., science, criminal justice, business, education, nursing, etc.) in which you are most likely to eventually graduate and select transfer core courses that will support your selection of academic endeavor.

As a final note, transfer students completing "residence requirements" at state supported Texas colleges are typically eligible to receive the associate degree by a process known as "reverse transfer" after having accumulated 60 (to 62) or more combined college transfer and SHSU hours. Reverse transfer allows students to count SHSU courses to the bachelor degree as well as apply the hours to the associate degree. The residency requirement for most colleges is 15 to 16 hours with a few colleges requiring 24 hours. SHSU enthusiastically supports associate degrees via reverse transfer with all state supported colleges.

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The chart below details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.

Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major.  If you have not decided on a major select core courses supporting you intended area of academic concentration.

In general, Bachelor of Arts degrees have a foreign language requirement. Most Bachelor of Science degrees require additional mathematics and lab science requirements. Refer to the university catalog under which you plan to file for graduation for your specific degree requirements.

**** If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to https://ww2.shsu.edu/regr27wp/ and select your institution from the dropdown menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses. All Texas institutions of higher education are in a period of transition with respect to course numbers during the fall semester of 2014. Individual institution transfer list will be updated in real time on a per course basis as information becomes available.

 


Component Area I: Communications - 6 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

ENGL 1301Composition I

ENGL 1301

ENGL 1302 Composition II

ENGL 1302


Component Area II: Mathematics - 3 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

MATH 1314

MATH 2312

MATH 1316 Plain Trigonometry

MATH 1316

MATH 1324 Mathematics for Managerial Decision Making

MATH 1324

MATH 1332 College Mathematics

MATH 1332

MATH 1384 Introduction to the Foundations of Mathematics

MATH 1350

MATH 1410 Elementary Functions

MATH 1420 Calculus

MATH 2413

PHIL 2352 Introduction to Contemporary Logic (Students with a documented learning disability and departmental approval may substitute PHIL 2352 to meet the math requirement)

Component Area III: Life and Physical Science- 8 Hours Required

SHSU requires 4 hour science courses consisting of 3 hours lecture with a 1 hour lab component.  Transfer institutions may indicate this combination with a 4 hour course number such as BIOL 1408 or as separate lecture and labs such as BIOL 1308/1108.  The two course numbering systems are equivalent.  Common 3 hour lecture and separate lab course numbers are shown for equivalent or acceptable transfer credit.  If you do not see a Texas Common Course NUmber (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to https://ww2.shsu.edu/regr27wp/ and  select your institution from the dropdown menu.  The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses specific to your institution to SHSU courses.

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

BIOL 1401 Environmental Science

BIOL 2306/2106 or BIOL 2406

BIOL 1408 Contemporary Biology

BIOL 1308/1108

BIOL 1411 General Botany

BIOL 1311/1111

BIOL 1413 General Zoology

BIOL 1313/1113

BIOL 1436 Foundations of Science

BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy

BIOL 2401

CHEM 1406 Inorganic and Environmental Chemistry

CHEM 1406, CHEM 1305/1105, CHEM 1306/1106

CHEM 1407 Introductory Organic snd Biochemistry

CHEM 1407, CHEM 1307/1107

CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I

CHEM 1411, CHEM 1311/1111

CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II

CHEM 1412, CHEM 1312/1112

GEOG 1401 Weather and Climate

GEOG 1301/1101

GEOL 1403 Physical Geology

GEOL 1303/1103

GEOL 1404 Historical Geology

GEOL 1304/1104

GEOL 1405 Geological Hazards and Resources

GEOL 1436 Foundations of Science

 

ISCI 1436 Foundations of Science

PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies

PHYS 1404 Solar Systems Astronomy

Component Area IV: Language, Philosophy, and Culture- 3 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

ARAB 2311

ARAB 2311

ARAB 2312

ARAB 2312

ENGL 2332 World Literature I: Before 17th Century

ENGL 2333 World Literature II: 17th Century and Afterwards

FOLG 2311 Intermediate Foreign Language I

ARAB 2311/2312, FREN 2311/2312, GERM 2311/2312, SGNL 2311/2312, SPAN 2311/2312

FOLG 2312 Intermediate Foreign Language II

ARAB 2312, FREN 2312, GERM 2312, SGNL 2312, SPAN 2312

FREN 2311 Intermediate French I

FREN 2311

FREN 2312 Intermediate French II

FREN 2312

GEOG 2355 World Regional Geography: Europe, Asia, and Australia

GEOG 1303

GEOG 2356 World Regional Geography: Latin America, Africa, and South Asia

GEOG 1303

GERM 2311 Intermediate German I

GERM 2311

GERM 2312 Intermediate German II

GERM 2312

HIST 2311 World History from the Dawn of Civilization through the Middle Ages

HIST 2311

HIST 2312 World History from the Renaissance to the Age of Imperialism

HIST 2312

MCOM 1330 Analysis of Electronic Culture

MUSI 1379 Survey of World Music Cultures

PHIL 2306 Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL 2306

PHIL 2361 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL 1301

SGNL 2311 Intermediate American Sign Language I

SGNL 2311

SGNL 2312 Intermediate American Sign Language II

SGNL 2312

SOCI 2319 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

SOCI 2319

SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 2311

SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 2312

Component Area V: Creative Arts- 3 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

AGRI 2399

ARTS 1301

ARTS 1301

ARTS 1301

ARTS 1302 Exploring Contemporary Art

ARTS 1303 Survey I: Pre-Renaissance Art History

ARTS 1303

FACS 1360 Basic Principles of Design

FAMC 2301 Creative Arts Seminar

MUSI 1301 Introduction to the Study of Music

MUSI 1301

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

MUSI 1306

MUSI 2348 Survey of World Music Cultures

MUSI 1308

MUSI 2364 History of Rock, Jazz and Popular Music

MUSI 1310

Component Area VI: U.S. History- 6 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

HIST 1301 American History to 1876

HIST 1301

HIST 1302 American History from 1876

HIST 1302

Component Area VII: Political Science/Government- 6 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

POLS 2305 American Government

POLS 2306 Texas Government

Component Area VIII: Social and Behavioral Sciences- 3 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

AGRI 2360

SOCI 1301

BESL 2301 Multicultural Influences on Learning

COMS 2386 Interpersonal Communication

SPCH 1318

CRIJ 2361 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

ECON 2300 Introduction to Economics

ECON 1301

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2301

ECON 2302 Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2302

GEOG 1321 People, Place and Environment: An Introduction to Geography

GEOG 1300

HLTH 2383 Multicultural Health Issues

PHIL 2303 Critical Thinking

PHIL 2303

PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 2301

SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology

SOCI 1301

SOCI 1306 Social Problems

SOCI 1306

Component Area IX: Component Area Option- 4 Hours Required

SHSU 4 Digit Course Number

TCCN (if applicable)

One additional course in component area 4 OR:

BUAD 2321 Design and Presentation of Business Projects

COMS 1361 Public Speaking

COMS 2382 Communication for Business and Professionals

MCOM 1371 Audio Production and Performance

1 Hour Required:

ECON 1100 Economics of Social Problems

KINE 2115 Lifetime Health and Wellness

PHED 1164

NGLI 1101 Research in the Digital Age

The 4th credit hour of MATH 1410

The 4th credit hour of MATH 1420

MATH 2413

 

Most degrees require a minimum of 120 hours with 42 advanced hours (3000-level and 4000-level courses). Some degrees require additional hours. All students are required to complete at least six writing-enhanced courses accumulating a minimum of 18 semester hours towards degree completion. Six of the hours must come from the student’s major field of study. SHSU students who have accumulated more than 60 hours may be blocked from enrolling in upper division courses until they have completed their math, English composition, and 8 hours of lab science.

In general, the Bachelor of Arts degree requires 8 hours of lab science and the Bachelor of Science degree requires 16 hours of lab science. Many majors require specific math and science courses from the core to apply for graduation. Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts degree should consult their major department web page or catalogue for foreign language requirements. Many colleges including Business and Education have additional prerequisites for registration in upper-level (junior/senior) classes including GPA restrictions and completion of lower-level (freshman/sophomore) course work.
Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.

In general it is not to the advantage of transfer students to simply take courses that transfer. The most desirable goal is typically to only select courses from the core and major lower-level (first two university years) which not only transfer but satisfy degree requirements for graduation in the major to which you aspire.

Students are encouraged to select the university catalog offering them the most advantages with respect to degree completion. The respective university and/or college catalog selected for graduation determines final degree requirements.

Students are encouraged to select the university catalog offering them the most advantages with respect to degree completion. The respective university and/or college catalog selected for graduation determines final degree requirements.

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