BME Four-Year Degree Plan: Vocal/Choral

The music education degree, vocal/choral track, at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year degree plan for the vocal option. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

MUS 107 Recital Attendance I0
MUS 103 Theory and Musicianship I3
MUS 153 - Voice (Lesson)2
MUS 137 Piano Class I1
Ensemble (Choral)1
MUS 148 Introduction to Music Teaching1
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
ENG 110 Writing I3
CIS/CSC 101 - Computers for Learning 2
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

MUS 108 Recital Attendance II0
MUS 104 Theory and Musicianship II3
MUS 153 - Voice (Lesson)2
MUS 138 Piano Class II1
Ensemble (Choral)1
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

MUS 207 Recital Attendance III0
MUS 203 Theory and Musicianship III3
MUS 253 - Applied Voice 2
MUS 237 Piano Class III1
Ensemble (Choral)1
MUS 200 Principles and General Methods of Music Education3
MUS 239 Introduction to World Music3
MUS 294 Singing Diction I1
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts3
Total hours17

Fourth semester (spring)

MUS 208 Recital Attendance IV0
MUS 204 Theory and Musicianship IV3
MUS 253 - Applied Voice 2
Ensemble (Choral)1
MUS 295 Singing Diction II1
MUS 298 Upper Division Applied Status0
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society3
HST 121/122 - Survey of U.S. History3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

MUS 307 Recital Attendance V0
MUS 353 - Applied Voice2
Ensemble (Choral)1
MUS 518 Choral Arranging2
MUS 321 Conducting2
MUS 340 Adaptive Music for Special Learners2
MUS 345 Music in Western Culture and Society I3
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science4
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

MUS 308 Recital Attendance VI0
MUS 353 - Applied Voice2
Ensemble (Choral)1
MUS 510 Adolescent and Early Adult Choral/Vocal Literature and Materials for Secondary Levels3
MUS 322 Conducting-Choral2
MUS 346 Music in Western Culture and Society II3
MUS 430 Music in Early Childhood and the Elementary School3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields2
PSY 360 Educational Psychology3
Total hours18

Seventh semester (fall)

MUS 407 Recital Attendance VII0
MUS 498 Senior Recital2-4
Ensemble (Choral)1
MUS 410 Middle Childhood and Preadolescent Vocal Methods and Materials3
MUS 315 Form and Analysis2
MUS 530 Vocal Pedagogy and Materials3
EDC 350 School and Society3
AST 114 Survey of Astronomy4
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

MUS 494 Supervised Teaching (Elementary Music K-6)5
MUS 496 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Music 7-12)5
MUS 488 Seminar in Student Teaching2
GEN 499 - Exit Exam0
Total hours12