Department of Music - College of Liberal Arts - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Degree Requirements

These are the general requirements to receive a degree from TAMU-CC. Please keep in mind that these are the minimum requirements and that your particular major may require additional coursework.  For more information about specific major requirements, please visit the College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Programs page.
Please meet with your advisor to obtain a degree plan specifying  your exact requirements.


Total Hours
The total hours required will depend on your specific program.  At a minimum, 120 semester hours must be completed successfullly for the baccalaureate degree.  Some curricula or combination of fields require more.  No remedial coursework may apply toward the degree.

Upper-division Hours
A minimum of 45 semester hours of upper-division credit (3000 - 4000 level) is required for the baccalaurete degree.

Hours in Residence
The term "residency" is defined as  "coursework completed at the degree granting institution." To be granted a degree from TAMU-CC, a student must complete 36 upper-division semester hours from this university.  Additionally,  a student must complete 12 semester hours in the major at this university to be granted a degree.

Grade-point Average
A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 ("C")  on a 4-point scale for all work completed at this University is required for graduation.  In addition, a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 ("C") is required in all courses taken in the student's declared major field of study and in all courses taken in any declared minor field of study for conferral of a degree.

Specific academic programs may require a higher GPA in the major.  Please refer to the university catalog for additional information.

General Education Requirement
To fulfill the general education requirement,  a student must successfully complete the University Core Curriculum (or the equivalent) and meet the foreign language and computer literacy requirements.  In addition, all students who enter the University as full-time first-year students must complete the First-Year Seminar requirement.


Major-study Requirements
A student must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours in the major field of study, not including any coursework taken as part of the University Core Curriculum Program.  At least 18 of these 30 hours must be upper-division (3000 - 4000 level) courses.  Specific course and major-study hour requirements for each discipline are given in the discipline course listing section of the catalog.  Some curricula or combinations of field (i.e Social Studies or Language Arts) require more.  Please consult that section of university catalog for specific requirements which must be met for each discipline major.

College Language Requirement
Two (2) semesters of study with passing grades in a single foreign language at the college level are required for students majoring in degrees in the College.  [Exceptions to this requirements are the B.F.A. in Art and the B.M. in Music---These students must only adhere to the University requirement.]  Student must complete COSC 1315 or approved substitution for computer literacy.

Note: Graduation Under a Particular Catalog

Students are responsible for knowing and understanding all requirements for graduation set out in the catalog in which they first received credit from this University.  Provisions of each catalog must be completed with six (6) years of the date of the catalog chosen.

These provisions are subject to  the restriction that the University still offers programs and required curriculum described in the catalog.  Please contact your academic advisor for additional information.