Music in World Cultures (B.M.) - Resident

Music in World Cultures (B.M.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours41-44

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.)EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) & THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
MUSC 200Music, Art, Worship and Culture 13
Music Literature Elective 1,23
Total Hours6

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.


Choose one course from the following: MUSC 213 Survey of Popular and Jazz Literature Music (3 c.h.)MUSC 314 Music in World Cultures (3 c.h.), or MUSC 371 Survey of Songwriting Literature (3 c.h.)

Major Core
GLST 200Introduction to Global Studies3
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement3
GLST 290Cultural Anthropology3
GLST 385Career Preparation for Global Workers3
MUSC 105Harmonic Practices and Theory I3
MUSC 106Harmonic Practices and Theory II3
MUSC 107Musicianship I1
MUSC 108Musicianship II1
MUSC 201Creative Worship3
MUSC 202Old and New Testament Music and Worship3
MUSC 203Commercial Music Theory and Harmonic Practices I2
MUSC 204Commercial Music Theory and Harmonic Practices II2
MUSC 207Muscianship III1
MUSC 208Muscianship IV1
MUSC 218Fundamentals of Music Production and Audio Engineering3
MUSC 302Commercial Music Techniques for Worship3
MUSC 312Music History: Since 17503
MUSC 313History of Music and Worship3
MUSC 315Basic Conducting2
MUSC 323Leadership, Philosophy, Music and Organization3
MUSC 330Music Technology: Notation and DAW3
MUSC 360Commercial Improvisation Techniques2
MUSC 392Ethnic Music Program1
MUSC 402Ethnic Music Theory3
MUSC 423Congregational Contextualization and Leadership1
MUSC 424Arts in Global Outreach3
MUSC 440Ethnic Music Seminar3
MUSC 499Internship3
Ensemble (refer to chart)
MUSC 349Ethnic Music Ensemble1
MUSC 349Ethnic Music Ensemble1
MUSC 349Ethnic Music Ensemble1
MUSC 349Ethnic Music Ensemble1
Choose two credit hours of Ensemble courses2
Applied Music: Primary Instrument (refer to chart)
MUSC 496Senior Artist or Worship Program1
MUSC 498Senior Recital1
Choose 13 credit hours of Applied Music Studies – Primary Instrument courses13
Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (refer to chart)
Choose two credit hours of Applied Music Studies – Secondary Instrument courses2
Total Hours91

Ensemble (2 Hours)

Choose two credit hours of the following:2
The Worship Choir I
Classical Guitar Ensemble I
University Chorale I
Concert Choir I
Chamber Singers I
Jazz Ensemble I
Symphony Orchestra I
Brass Choir I
University Band I
Woodwind Choir I
Celebration Choir
Percussion Ensemble I
Wind Symphony I
The Worship Orchestra I
The Gospel Choir I
Jazz Guitar Ensemble I
The Worship Choir II
Total Hours2

Applied Music Studies (Primary Instrument – 13 Hours)

Choose Voice, Piano or Guitar/Strings/Brass/Woodwinds or Percussion as the Primary Instrument.

Voice Primary

MUSC 121Voice (Freshman)1
MUSC 122Voice (Freshman)2
MUSC 221Voice Sophomore2
MUSC 222Voice Sophomore2
MUSC 321Voice (Junior)2
MUSC 322Voice (Junior)1
MUSC 421Voice (Senior)2
MUSC 422Voice (Senior)1
Total Hours13

Piano Primary

MUSC 141Private Piano (Freshman)1
MUSC 142Private Piano (Freshman)2
MUSC 241Private Piano Sophomore2
MUSC 242Private Piano Sophomore2
MUSC 341Private Piano (Junior)2
MUSC 342Private Piano (Junior)1
MUSC 441Private Piano Senior2
MUSC 442Private Piano Senior1
Total Hours13

Guitar/Strings/Brass/Woodwinds/Percussion Primary

MUSC 151Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman1
MUSC 152Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman2
MUSC 251Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Sophomore2
MUSC 252Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Sophomore2
MUSC 351Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Junior2
MUSC 352Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Junior1
MUSC 451Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion (Senior)2
MUSC 452Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion (Senior)1
Total Hours13

Applied Music Studies (Secondary Instrument – 2 Hours)

The Secondary Instrument cannot be the same as the Primary Instrument.

Voice Secondary

MUSC 120Group Voice I1
MUSC 220Group Voice II1
Total Hours2

Piano Secondary

Recommended for students whose primary is not piano

MUSC 244Group Piano IV1
MUSC 345Group Piano V1
Total Hours2

Guitar Secondary

MUSC 150Group Guitar I1
MUSC 250Group Guitar II1
Total Hours2

Strings/Brass/Woodwinds/Percussion Secondary

MUSC 151Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman1
MUSC 152Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman1
Total Hours2

Additional Major Requirements

  • Keyboard Proficiency Exam
  • Freshman Promotional Jury
  • Sophomore Performance Review
  • Attendance at 32 approved concerts and recitals

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 132 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 33 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 33 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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