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Associate of Arts Transfer in Music
Associate of Arts Degree with Music Transfer to MSU & UM
This Associate of Arts with coursework in Music is designed for students interested in a baccalaureate degree in Music.
The Associate of Arts (AA) includes education across academic disciplines. Focusing on integration of information while increasing a student’s employ-ability, the AA is designed for transfer-ability to a baccalaureate program.
Upon completion of the 31 credits required in the core, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in General Studies from Great Falls College MSU. The Certificate recognizes the completion of the core and is approved by the Montana University System Board of Regents. Students may use the Certificate to demonstrate completion of the core when transferring within the MUS or as a milestone to earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Great Falls College MSU.
To receive the AA degree, the following requirements must be completed:
|Montana University System Core Requirements||31|
|Computer Skills/Usage requirement||3|
|Coursework in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences||9|
|Final cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0|
Courses taken to fulfill one specific requirement, including courses in the Elective block, may not be used to fulfill another specific requirement; thus, a course taken to fulfill the Natural Science requirement in the Montana University System Core may not be used as an Elective.
Graduates are prepared to:
Demonstrate the outcomes achievable by completing the Montana University System Core.
Select and use the appropriate technologies for personal, academic, or career tasks.
Think critically in evaluating information, solving problems, and decision-making.
Consider the application of the natural and physical sciences and mathematics in the context of today’s world.
Estimated Resident Program Cost*
|Tuition and Fees||$6,835|
Fall 2018 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.
Many Students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.
Students who plan to transfer should consult with the intended receiving institution to determine whether or not additional core courses may be required to satisfy the institution's General Education Core.
Offered Online and On Campus
I. GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement
II. Montana University System Core Courses - 31 semester hours
Communication - 6 Credits (3 credits written, 3 credits verbal)
|WRIT 101||College Writing I **,+||3|
|COMX 111||Introduction to Public Speaking +||3|
|COMX 115||Introduction to Interpersonal Communication +||3|
Mathematics - 3 Credits
|M 105||Contemporary Mathematics **,+||3|
|STAT 216||Introduction to Statistics **,+||4|
Humanities/Fine Arts - 6 Credits
|CRWR 240||Introduction Creative Writing Workshop +||3|
|LIT 110||Introduction to Literature +||3|
|LIT 270||Film and Literature *,+||3|
|LIT 291||Special Topics +||3|
|LSH 201||Introduction to the Humanities +||3|
|PHL 101||Introduction to Philosophy +||3|
|PHL 110||Introduction to Ethics +||3|
|WGSS 242||Gender and Equality +||3|
|ARTH 160||Global Visual Culture +||3|
|ARTZ 101||Art Fundamentals +||3|
|ARTZ 105||Visual Language-Drawing +||3|
|MUSI 101||Enjoyment of Music +||3|
|MUSI 103||Fundamentals of Musical Creation +||3|
|MUSI 203||American Popular Music +||3|
|MUSI 207||World Music (= to 307) +||3|
Natural Science - 7 Credits (Must include 1 lab course)
|BIOB 101||Discover Biology w/ Lab **,+||4|
|BIOB 160||Principles of Living Systems w/ Lab **,+||4|
|BIOB 170||Principles of Biological Diversity w/ Lab **,+||4|
|BIOH 104||Basic Human Biology w/ Lab **,+||4|
|BIOH 108||Basic Anatomy **,+||4|
|CHMY 101||Discover Chemistry +||3|
|CHMY 121||Intro to General Chem w/Lab **,+||4|
|CHMY 141||College Chemistry I w/Lab **,+||4|
|CHMY 143||College Chemistry II w/Lab *,+||4|
|GEO 101||Introduction to Physical Geology w/Lab +||4|
|NUTR 221||Basic Human Nutrition +||3|
|PHSX 105||Fundamentals of Physical Science w/Lab +||4|
|PHSX 205||College Physics I w/Lab **,+||4|
|PHSX 220||Physics I w/Lab **,+||4|
Social Sciences/History - 6 Credits
|BGEN 105||Introduction to Business +||3|
|CJUS 121||Introduction to Criminal Justice +||3|
|ECNS 201||Principles of Microeconomics +||3|
|ECNS 202||Principles of Macroeconomics +||3|
|PSCI 210||Introduction to American Government +||3|
|PSYX 100||Introduction to Psychology +||3|
|PSYX 230||Developmental Psychology +||3|
|SOCI 101||Introduction to Sociology +||3|
|HSTA 101||American History I (N) +||3|
|HSTA 102||American History II (N) +||3|
|HSTA 255||Montana History (N) +||3|
|HSTR 101||Western Civilization I +||3|
|HSTR 102||Western Civilization II +||3|
Cultural Diversity - 3 Credits
|ANTY 101||Anthropology and the Human Experience +||3|
|NASX 204||Introduction to Native American Beliefs and Philosophy (N) +||3|
|NASX 232||Montana Indians: Cultures, Histories, Current Issues (= to 332) (N) +||3|
|NASX 240||Native American Literature (= to 340) (N) +||3|
|SIGN 101||Introduction to American Sign Language +||3|
|SPNS 101||Elementary Spanish I +||4|
|SPNS 102||Elementary Spanish II *.+||4|
Cultural Heritage of American Indians - 3 Credits
|Courses with an “N” behind the course title will fulfill the Cultural Heritage of American Indians requirement as well as a designated core area requirement. +|
III. Computer Skills/Usage - 3 credits
|CAPP 131||Basic MS Office +||3|
|OR a satisfactory Computer Skills test score. Students, who demonstrate compentency through the exam, will need to take 3 additional elective credits to complete the Associate of Arts.|
IV. Concentration in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences - 9 credits
|To be completed from list of Required electives below: +|
V. Required Electives - 17 credits
|Students are required to complete all of the electives listed below.|
|Nine credits from the list below will be used to fulfill the Concentration in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences listed in Section IV.|
|An additional 2 credits or applied lesson or ensemble are the recommended electives to complete the required elective requirements.|
|MUSI 105||Music Theory I *||3|
|MUSI 106||Music Theory II *||3|
|MUSI 135||Keyboard Skills I||1|
|MUSI 136||Keyboard Skills II *||1|
|MUSI 140||Aural Perception I *||2|
|MUSI 141||Aural Perception II *||2|
|MUSI 195||Applied Music I *||1|
|MUSI 205||Music Theory III *||3|
|MUSI 206||Music Theory IV *||3|
|MUSI 240||Aural Perception III *||2|
|MUSI 241||Aural Perception IV *||2|
|Students are encouraged to see their advisor in regard to elective and concentration credits that will transfer to the applicable major and/or minor at the 4 year institution. Students may be required to audition at the 4 year insitution.|
Total Program Credits - 60
A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.
Indicates prerequisites needed.
Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.