School of Music and Catholic Studies

School of Music students are generally able to complete a minor in Catholic Studies.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Music can elect a second major in Catholic Studies.

Students who declare a minor or major in Catholic Studies can apply for a Jeffery S. Kelly Term Scholarship. Additional details are available here.

Catholic Studies Opportunities by Program:

Programs

Music (BA)

Degree plan and Catholic Studies opportunities for a Music (BA) major:

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 100 Information Literacy - 1 cr.
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Music Major - 8 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Music Major - 7 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Music Major - 6 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 6 cr.
Spring
  • Music Major - 6 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 6 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Music Major - 6 cr.
  • Bridges - 3 cr.
  • Elective x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 6 cr.
Spring
  • Music Major - 6 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 6 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Music Major - 6 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 6 cr.
Spring
  • Music Major - 2 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective x 3 (CATH opportunity) - 9 cr.

Music Education

A degree plan and Catholic Studies opportunities for a Music Education major is below.

Note: at least one course taken must satisfy two requirements at once, in order to free up an elective to take the required Catholic Studies minor course CATH 395 Development in the Life of the Church, which does not satisfy any Bridges requirement on its own. A number of Catholic Studies courses can facilitate this.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 100 Research & Info Skills - 1 cr.
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • MATH Course - 3 cr.
  • Music Education Major - 11 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • MATH Course - 3 cr.
  • Music Education Major - 12 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Music Education Major - 18 cr.
Spring
  • Music Education Major - 17 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Music Education Major - 15 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Music Education Major - 15 cr.
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Music Education Major - 6 cr.
  • Bridges x 4 (CATH opportunity) - 12 cr.
Spring
  • Music Education Major - 13 cr.

Music Performance

A degree plan and Catholic Studies opportunities for a Music Performance major.

Note: the precise degree plan varies by instrument, and there are more and fewer oppotunities depending on the details of the plan. In general, Catholic Studies courses can satisfy Bridges requirements for EQ Seminar, Philosophy, Theology, and Competencies. The instrument "Organ" has been selected for what follows, as offering some flexibility.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 100 Research & Info Skills - 1 cr.
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • Music Performance Major - 8 cr.
  • Electives (CATH opportunity) - 2 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Music Performance Major - 7 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Music Performance Major - 12 cr.
Spring
  • Music Performance Major - 7 cr.
  • PHYS 170 Acoustics - 3 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Electives (CATH opportunity) - 2 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Music Performance Major - 13 cr.
  • Theology (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Music Performance Major - 13 cr.
  • Philosophy (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Music Performance Major - 7 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Electives x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 5 cr.
Spring
  • Music Performance Major - 6 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Electives (CATH opportunity) - 4 cr.

Music Performance (Jazz Emphasis)

A Catholic Studies minor can be difficult for Jazz Emphasis students without departing from some aspects of the standard degree plan or without supplementing through, for example, 1 summer or Maymester course.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 100 Research & Info Skills - 1 cr.
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • Jazz Emphasis Major - 9 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Jazz Emphasis Major - 10 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Jazz Emphasis Major - 15 cr.
Spring
  • Jazz Emphasis Major - 15 cr.
  • Elective (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Jazz Emphasis Major - 16 cr.
Spring
  • Jazz Emphasis Major - 14 cr.
  • PHYS 170 Acoustics - 3 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Jazz Emphasis Major - 11 cr.
  • PHIL 180 Democracy and Justice - 3 cr.
  • Any BRCF (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Jazz Emphasis Major - 14 cr.
  • THEO 152 Theological Ethics - 3 cr.
  • Elective (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Music Technology (Composition for Media)

A degree plan and Catholic Studies opportunities for a Music Technology (Composition for Media) major is below.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 100 Research & Info Skills - 1 cr.
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • Music Tech (Composition) Major - 13 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Music Tech (Composition) Major - 14 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Music Tech (Composition) Major - 15 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Music Tech (Composition) Major - 17 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Music Tech (Composition) Major - 14 cr.
  • Electives (CATH opportunity) - 4 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Music Tech (Composition) Major - 10 cr.
  • PHIL 180 Democracy and Justice - 3 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Music Tech (Composition) Major - 8 cr.
  • Any BRCF (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • THEO 152 Theological Ethics - 3 cr.
  • Electives (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
Spring
  • Music Tech (Composition) Major - 10 cr.
  • Electives (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Music Technology (Sound Recording)

A degree plan and Catholic Studies opportunities for a Music Technology (Sound Recording) major is below.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 100 Research & Info Skills - 1 cr.
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • Music Tech (Recording) Major - 11 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Music Tech (Recording) Major - 12 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Music Tech (Recording) Major - 15 cr.
Spring
  • Music Tech (Recording) Major - 18 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • Music Tech (Recording) Major - 17 cr.
Spring
  • Music Tech (Recording) Major - 9 cr.
  • PHIL 180 Democracy and Justice - 3 cr.
  • Electives (CATH opportunity) - 2 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Music Tech (Recording) Major - 9 cr.
  • Any BRCF (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Electives (CATH opportunity) - 4 cr.
Spring
  • Music Tech (Recording) Major - 9 cr.
  • THEO 152 Theological Ethics - 3 cr.
  • Electives (CATH opportunity) - 4 cr.

Music Therapy

A degree plan and Catholic Studies opportunities for a Music Therapy major is below.

Note: careful planning is required to ensure that all Bridges requirements are met, including identifying CATH courses that satisfy Philosophy and Theology requirements.

First Year

Fall
  • BRDG 100 Research & Info Skills - 1 cr.
  • BRDG 101 Writing and Analysis - 3 cr.
  • Music Therapy Major - 12 cr.
Spring
  • BRDG 102 Writing and Literature - 3 cr.
  • Music Therapy Major - 12 cr.
  • EQ Seminar (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.

Second Year

Fall
  • Music Therapy Major - 17 cr.
Spring
  • Music Therapy Major - 17 cr.

Third Year

Fall
  • BRDG 105 Ethical Reasoning - 3 cr.
  • Music Therapy Major - 13 cr.
Spring
  • Music Therapy Major - 16 cr.

Fourth Year

Fall
  • Music Therapy Major - 15 cr.
Spring
  • Music Therapy Major - 8 cr.
  • Bridges (CATH opportunity) - 3 cr.
  • Elective x 2 (CATH opportunity) - 6 cr.