Students completing an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at COM will meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours that must include all core curriculum and institutional core requirements, with the exception of certain Field of Study degrees.
  2. At least 13 credit hours in academic transfer courses (ACGM) within areas of emphasis and/or electives.
  3. Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA). Only credit-bearing College of the Mainland courses will be used to calculate a GPA.
  4. Completion of at least 25 percent of the credit hours toward this degree at COM.
  5. Satisfy TSI liability.

Total hours for Associate of Arts Degree (Field of Study Music) 60 Credits

Music courses run in sequence and should be taken, as recommended, certain music courses are not offered every semester. Academic courses such as English, History, Government, Speech, and Natural Science are offered all year and may be taken during any semester. Associate of Arts Degree will transfer for a Bachelor of Music Degree, with majors in performance, music education, music theory, and music composition or music literature. This degree does not include all of the College of the Mainland Core Classes and a student transferring to a 4 year university will be required to complete all core classes.

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
PSYC 1300
Psychology for Success
or Psychology for Success
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MUSI 1211 Music Theory I 2
MUSI 1216 Sight Singing and Ear Training I 2
MUAP Applied Major Instrument2
MUSI 1181 Class Piano I 1 1
MUEN Ensemble1
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #2
MUSI 1212 Music Theory II 2
MUSI 1217 Sight Singing and Ear Training II 2
MUSI 1307 Music Literature 3
MUAP Applied Major Instrument2
MUSI 1182 Class Piano II 1
MUEN Ensemble1
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Semester #3
MUSI 2211 Music Theory III 2
MUSI 2216 Sight Singing and Ear Training III 2
MUAP Applied Major Instrument2
MUSI 2181 Class Piano III 1
MUEN Ensemble1
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics) 3
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #4
MUSI 2212 Music Theory IV 2
MUSI 2217 Sight Singing and Ear Training IV 2
MUAP Applied Major Instrument2
MUSI 2182 Class Piano IV 1
MUEN Ensemble1
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
1

Piano majors should substitute MUAP in minor instrument or voice 11XX, 11XX, 21XX, 21XX.

Recommended Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
PSYC 1300
Psychology for Success
or Psychology for Success
3
MUSI 1211 Music Theory I 2
MUSI 1216 Sight Singing and Ear Training I 2
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2 (Spring)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MUSI 1212 Music Theory II 2
MUSI 1217 Sight Singing and Ear Training II 2
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #3 (Summer)
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
MUSI 2211 Music Theory III 2
MUSI 2216 Sight Singing and Ear Training III 2
MUAP Applied Major Instrument2
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Spring)
MUSI 2212 Music Theory IV 2
MUSI 2217 Sight Singing and Ear Training IV 2
MUAP Applied Major Instrument2
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Summer)
American History Select from Core Curriculum3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7 (Fall)
MUSI 1181 Class Piano I 1 1
MUEN Ensemble1
MUAP Applied Major Instrument2
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics) 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #8 (Spring)
MUSI 1182 Class Piano II 1
MUEN Ensemble1
MUAP Applied Major Instrument2
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #9 (Summer)
Life and Physical Sciences Select from Core Curriculum4
 Semester Credit Hours4
Semester #10 (Fall)
MUSI 2181 Class Piano III 1
MUEN Ensemble1
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours5
Semester #11 (Spring)
MUSI 2182 Class Piano IV 1
MUEN Ensemble1
MUSI 1307 Music Literature 3
 Semester Credit Hours5
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
1

Piano majors should substitute MUAP in minor instrument or voice 11XX, 11XX, 21XX, 21XX.