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BA Degree Requirements, Music Technology Option - Checklist, page 2

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General Education
21 Credits of General Education, including ENGL 15 or 30H, INART 50, MATH 140, PHYS 250 or 211, PHYS 251 or 212, should be completed prior to application to the BA in Music degree.


GWS Writing and Speaking (9)
____ ENGL 15 or ENGL 30H (3)†
English 15 is available spring semesters only for Arts and Architecture students.
____ CAS 100 (3)
____ ENGL 202B (3)

GQ Quantification (6)
____ MATH 140 Calculus I† (4)
____ MATH 220 Matrices (2)

GS Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)
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GH Humanities (6)
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GA Arts (6)
____ INART 258A Fund Dig Aud (3)†
____ INART 55 Hist Elect Mus (3)

GN Natural Sciences (9)*
____ INART 50 Science of Music (3)†
____ PHYS 250 Introductory Physics I† (4)
        or PHYS 211 General Physics: Mechanics (3)
____ PHYS 251 Introductory Physics II† (4)
        or PHYS 212 General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

GHA Exercise and Sports Science (3)
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US United States Cultures (3)
(May be double-counted.)
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IL International Cultures (3)
(May be double-counted.)
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Writing Across the Curriculum (W) (3)
(May be double-counted; normally satisfied with MUSIC 476W.)
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BA Requirements (9-24 credits)

Foreign Language (0-12)
(Students must attain 12th-credit level of proficiency in a single foreign language.)
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Other Cultures (0-3)
May not be double-counted with US or IL requirements, but may double-count with any other requirement; many Other Cultures courses have dual designations, e.g., ARTH 130 (GH) is also Other Cultures.
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B.A. Fields (9)
Nine credits in one or any combination of the following six areas:
• Arts (excluding courses in Music)
• Humanities
• Social and Behavioral Sciences
• Natural Sciences
• Quantification
• Foreign Language (beyond 12th-credit level proficiency)

____ CPMSC 121 Introduction to Programming Techniques (3)**
____ CMPSC 122 Intermediate Programming (3)**
____ Credits carried over from general education (see footnote *) (2)
____ One additional applicable credit (1)

Electives
Electives bring the credit count to the minimum credit count required for graduation.
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* Since the prescribed GN units total 11, two more than the general education requirement for GN, two of these credits are to count as B.A. Fields credits.
** Courses taken by advisement; students may propose alternate courses to their adviser if they wish. For a list of available B.A. Fields courses, please see
        http://www.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/gened/bad.html.
† Course to be completed prior to applying for the option.

Advising Note:
PHYS 250 and 251 are algebra-based. PHYS 211 and 212 are calculus-based.
For most students, it will likely be sufficient to complete PHYS 250 and 251 plus MATH 140 and MATH 220.
Advanced students (likely those entering with AP calculus credits) may wish to consider taking an engineering focused track as follows:
MATH 140 Calculus I
MATH 141 Calculus II
MATH 250 Differential Equations
PHYS 211 Mechanics
PHYS 212 Electricity and Magnetism
EE 210 Circuits and Devices

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