Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.M.)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music retains many of the core courses from the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities while providing a major in music. Students must declare a concentration in either Worship, Performance, or Composition by the time they begin their second semester.

Course Title Course Number Hours

History, Life, and Thought

Early Western Civilization HIS 1103 3
Early Western Civilization Seminar IDE 1103 3
Church and Empires HIS 1203 3
Church and Empires Seminar IDE 1203 3
World Religions HIS 2103 3
World Religions Seminar IDE 2103 3
Renaissance and Reformation HIS 2203 3
Renaissance and Reformation Seminar IDE 2203 3
Baptist History and Heritage HIS 2213 3
Enlightenment HIS 3103 3
Enlightenment Seminar IDE 3103 3
The 19th Century HIS 3203 3
The 19th Century Seminar IDE 3203 3
The Early 20th Century HIS 4103 3
The Early 20th Century Seminar IDE 4103 3
Late 20th Century to the Present HIS 4203 3
Late 20th Century to the Present Seminar IDE 4203 3
Introduction to Social Science SOS 4103 3
Introduction to Natural Science NAS 4203 3
English I- Rhetoric and Argument1 ENG 1103 (3)
Reasoning/Reasoning Lab REA 1103/REA 1100 3/0
Literary Interpretation/Interpretation Lab INT 1203/INT 1200 3/0
Personal Evangelism EVA 2201 1
International Mission Trip2 MIS 3201 1

Biblical and Theological Studies

Old Testament Survey   OTS 1103 3
New Testament Survey NTS 2103 3
Systematic Theology I THE 3103 3
Systematic Theology II THE 4103 3
Select six hours from the following: Select six hours:  
Focused Study in Old Testament OTS 1203 3
Focused Study in New Testament NTS 2203 3
Focused Study on Theological Issues I THE 3203 3
Focused Study on Theological Issues II THE 4203 3

Concentration Courses

BAM Core 21
Students select a concentration in either Worship, Performance, or Composition 22-23
 
Chapel3 CHP 1000 (6 semesters)
 
  Total 126-127

1English I is required for all new students due to the intense reading and writing content in the curriculum.  Exemptions for enrollment in English I are based on the submission of ACT/SAT scores before the beginning of the semester in which the student begins. The minimum criteria for exemption are: 18 or higher on the English and Reading sections of the ACT, 450 or higher on the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT, or transferring in a score of "B" or higher in English Composition from another college or university.  Please note, international students seeking exemption must transfer in scores of "B" or higher for two semesters of English Composition. The three hours for this course are not included in the number of hours required for the degree but can count toward elective hours required for graduation.

2Students are required to go on one International Mission Trip over the course of their time at the College in order to graduate. To meet this requirement, the trip must be faculty-led by either one of the faculty members at the College at Southwestern or Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the trip must be out of the country.

3Non-transfer students are required to pass six semesters of chapel. Transfer students will have the number of required semesters reduced based on the number of hours transferred. Students can miss no more than 9 chapel sessions each semester to receive credit for chapel.

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