(All colleges, including teacher certification programs)
Music core requirements (24 credits)
|MUS 205||Global Cultures in Music ±||3|
|MUS 264||History of Western Music I||3|
|MUS 266||Theory of Music I||3|
|MUS 268||Aural Skills I||1|
|MUS 364||History of Western Music II||3|
|MUS 365||History of Western Music III||3|
|MUS 366||Theory of Music II||3|
|MUS 367||Theory of Music III||3|
|MUS 368||Aural Skills II||1|
|MUS 369||Aural Skills III||1|
|Successful completion of concert attendance|
Counts toward General Education Program requirement: International and Multicultural Studies, Global and Multicultural Studies (GE Category 4-2).
Performance emphasis (12 credits)
|Applied music: Select six credits in a single applied area, at least three credits must be taken at the 300-level and one at the 400-level (MUA 472).||6|
|Music electives: select six credits of MUS or MUA courses with a minimum of two credits at the 300/400-level.||6|
|Participation: Six semesters of participation in any ensemble on principal instrument, with a minimum of two semesters in an advanced ensemble (auditioned ensembles). Advanced ensembles are Concert Choir (MUS 106/206/306/406), Jazz Orchestra (MUS 130/230/330/430), Wind Ensemble (MUS 140/240/340/440) or Orchestra (MUS 156/256/356/456).|
All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH/VPA) Bachelor of Arts core requirements
The following conditions apply to one or both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees:
- Students majoring in English (writing and rhetoric or literary and cultural studies emphases) or in the department of global cultures and languages must earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Education majors earn a Bachelor of Science degree; English major: medical professions emphasis majors may earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
- Students majoring in other CASSH programs may choose either a B.A. or a B.S. degree.
- Language courses (ARA, CHI, FRE, GCL, GER, HMG, JPN, RUS, SPA) used to fulfill general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2) may also be used to meet the B.A. and B.S. language requirements.
- All other courses used to meet the requirements below must be in addition to the minimum 42 credits required in the General Education Program.
- At least one course in the B.A. or B.S. college degree program (core requirements) must be a CASSH designated diversity course.
- Applicable courses may be found on the CASSH B.A./B.S. Degree Option Course List or in the Advisement Report (AR) when the degree has been declared.
Courses used to fulfill general education requirements will not apply to core requirements except for language courses (ARA, CHI, FRE, GCL, GER, HMG, JPN, RUS, SPA) that count in the general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2).
Declare ONE of the following tracks in the CASSH Academic Services Office in 138 Wimberly:
A. Language track
- Native speakers of English complete:
Course List Code Title Credits Select one of the following: Intermediate Arabic II Chinese Language and Culture in Action II French Language and Cultures in Action II Intermediate Languages II German Language and Cultures in Action II Hmong Heritage Language: Intermediate Hmong Heritage Language: Advanced Intermediate Japanese II Russian Language and Cultures in Action II Spanish Language and Cultures in Action IIor SPA 221 Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions
- Two additional courses outside of the student's major in two of the following: humanities, social sciences or fine arts.
B. Humanities track
- One global language course 102 or higher; and
- Two additional courses outside the department of the student's major from two different departments chosen from: communication studies, English, history, philosophy and race, gender, and sexuality studies (see the Advisement Report (AR) for a listing of the approved courses); and
- One additional course in social sciences or fine arts.
C. Fine arts track
- One global language course 102 or higher; and
- Two additional courses outside the department of the student's major from two different departments chosen from: art, music, theatre; and
- One additional course in social sciences or humanities.
In addition to all other College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities core requirements, all students in CASSH must complete a second major, minor, or program option by satisfying one of the following:
- Complete a minor (or second major) outside of the student's major program, consisting of at least 18 credits; or
- Complete an emphasis, program or concentration of at least 18 credits outside the student's major program. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements; or
- Complete 18 credits in two or more departments or programs (at least 12 credits earned at the 300/400 level). These courses must be outside the student's major department and can be from any college. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements.
Baccalaureate degree requirements
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:
- Fulfill the general education requirements.
- Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
- Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college.
- Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1, 2
- At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 level courses. Transfer courses earned or transferred at the 300/400 level apply to this requirement.
- Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1, 2 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
- A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
- Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.
The grade point average recorded at the time the degree is awarded will not be affected by future enrollment.
No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.
Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.
The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.
General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the college academic services director in their college/school for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.
At least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400-level.
Note: New students and transfer students with 15 or fewer credits earned are required to take FYS 100 First-Year Seminar (3 cr.) during one of their first two semesters at UWL.
This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student in planning their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.
|MUS 115 (Gen Ed Math/Lang/Logical Systems)||3||MUS 266||3|
|MUS 205 (Gen Ed Global Studies)||3||MUS 268||1|
|MUA Applied 200 Level||1||MUA Applied 200 Level||1|
|100-Level Ensemble on Principal Instrument (auditioned may also apply as Gen Ed Arts)1||1||100-Level Ensemble on Principal Instrument (auditioned)1||1|
|CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)||3||ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)||3|
|FYS 100 (Gen Ed First-Year Seminar)||3||Gen Ed Natural Lab Science||4|
|102+ Level Gen Ed/VPA Core Language2||3-4|
|MUS 366||3||MUS 264||3|
|MUS 368||1||MUS 367||3|
|200-Level Ensemble on Principal Instrument (auditioned)||1||MUS 369||1|
|MUA Applied 200 Level||1||200-Level Ensemble on Principal Instrument (autitioned)||1|
|Gen Ed Arts (not from music)||2-3||MUA Applied 200 Level||1|
|Gen Ed Minority Cultures||3||Gen Ed Health & Well-Being||3|
|Gen Ed Math||4||Gen Ed Self & Society||3|
|MUS 364||3||MUS 365||3|
|MUA Applied 300 Level||1||MUA Applied 300 Level||1|
|300-Level Ensemble on Principal Instrument (auditioned)||1||300-Level Ensemble on Principal Instrument (auditioned)||1|
|VPA Core Course||3||VPA Core Course||3|
|Gen Ed World History||3||Minor Course||3|
|Minor Course||3||Minor Course||3|
|MUS or MUA Electives||2|
|University Elective||3||MUA 471 or 472||1|
|VPA Core Course||3||MUA Applied 300 Level (elective degree credit)||1|
|Minor Course||3||400-Level Ensemble on Principal Instrument (auditioned Elective Degree Credit)||1|
|MUA Applied 300 Level (elective degree credit)||1||VPA Core Diversity Course||3|
|MUS or MUA Electives (300/400 level)||2||Minor Course||3|
|400-Level Ensemble on Principal Instrument (auditioned Elective Degree Credit)||1||Minor Course||3|
|University Elective (or additional general education, if needed)||2-3||Gen Ed Humanistic Studies||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
Students are encouraged to audition for the advanced (auditioned) ensembles in their first year.
VPA Core Humanities and Fine Arts Tracks require 102+ level language. VPA Core Language Track requires 202 level language. Students unprepared for 202 level will need to complete prerequisite course work.