South Suburban College

SSC Music Transfer Guide

The following is a transfer guide between South Suburban College (SSC) and Saint Xavier University's Music major based on the current catalogs of both schools. The student completes an Associate Fine Arts (AFA) from SSC and a (B.A.) or (B.M.) degree in Music from SXU.

The Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Music in performance with a classical emphasis in voice, piano, band/orchestral instruments or an instrumental jazz emphasis; a Bachelor of Music Education (K-12); and a Bachelor of Arts in music. In the music education program, the student may prepare for a teaching career in either vocal or instrumental music or a combination of the two. The music education programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education.

General Education Courses

The following general education and major courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Music major.

South Suburban College Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101: Composition and Rhetoric ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Composition and Research ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPE 108: Oral Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)**
**College Level Math is required for Bachelor of Arts in Music, not required for Bachelor of Music degree.
Life and Physical Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Choose 1 Life Science and 1 Physical Science from IAI GECC approved list, including a lab.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s
Suggested Social and Behavioral Sciences if considering Music K-12 Education (9 credit hours)
HIST 203: Early American History
or
HIST 204: Later American History
HIST 103: United States History to 1877 (3)
or
HIST 104: United States History Since 1877 (3)
PSC 101: American National Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government (3)
PSY 101: Intro to Psychology PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (3)
Humanities/Fine Arts (6 credit hours)**
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.

Suggested 4 Semester Plan

South Suburban College Saint Xavier University
First Semester (17 credit hours) 
MUS 116: Music Theory I (3) MUS 101: Music Theory I (3)
MUS 117: Ear Training and Sight Reading I (1) MUS/LB 151: Aural Skills I + lab (1)
MUS 171: Keyboard Harmony I (1) MUS/LB 161: Keyboard Skills I + lab (1)
Music Ensemble I (1) Music Ensemble I (1)
Applied Lessons I (2) Applied Lessons I (2)
ENG 101: Composition and Rhetoric ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)
SPE 108: Oral Communication COMM 101: Speech (3)
Recommended Social Science for Education major. Social and Behavioral Science (3)
PSY 101: Intro to Psychology PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology
Second Semester (17-18 credit hours) 
MUS 126: Music Theory II (3) MUS 102: Music Theory II (3)
MUS 127: Ear Training and Sight Reading II (1) MUS/LB 152: Aural Skills II + lab (1)
MUS 172: Keyboard Harmony II (1) MUS/LB 162: Keyboard Skills II + lab (1)
ENG 102: Composition and Research (3) ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
Music Ensemble II (1) Music Ensemble II (1)
Applied Lessons II (2) Applied Lessons II (2)
Life Science (3-4) Life Science (3-4)
College Math required of B.A. Music, not required of B.M.
MTH 115
or
MTH 126
MATH 105: Liberal Arts Math
or
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
Third Semester (17-18 credit hours) 
MUS 216: Music Theory III (3) MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)
MUS 217: Ear Training and Sight Reading III (1) MUS/LB 251: Aural Skills III + lab (1)
MUS 271: Keyboard Harmony III (1) MUS/LB 261: Keyboard Skills III + lab (1)
MUS 115: Intro to Music Literature MUS 124: Write/Speak/Music (3)
Music Ensemble III (1) Music Ensemble III (1)
Applied Lessons III (2) Applied Lessons III (2)
Physical Science (3-4) Physical Science (3-4)
Humanities or Fine Arts (3) Humanities or Fine Arts (3)
Fourth Semester (11-17 credit hours) 
MUS 226: Music Theory IV (3) MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)
MUS 227: Ear Training and Sight Reading IV (1) MUS/LB 252: Aural Skills IV + lab (1)
MUS 272: Keyboard Harmony IV (1) MUS/LB 262: Keyboard Skills IV + lab (1)
Music Ensemble IV (1) Music Ensemble IV (1)
Applied Lessons IV (2) Applied Lessons IV (2)
Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (3) Humanities/Fine Arts or Social Science (3)
Recommended Social Science for Education major* Social and Behavioral Science (3)*
PSC 101: American National Government POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government
Recommended Social Science for Education major* Social and Behavioral Science (3)*
HIST 203: Before 1877
or
HIST 204: After 1877
HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
or
HIST 104: U.S. History After 1877
*Additional for A.A. degree

 

Total Semester Hours Required for AFA in Music Degree (63-64 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours Required for A.A. Degree (69-70 credit hours)

The Associate in Fine Arts degree does not satisfy the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum; therefore students who complete this degree must take two additional Social Sciences courses to earn a B.M. or B.A. in Music from SXU.

Requirements for Formal Admission of Transfer Students to the Music Department

  1. Four (4) credit hours of applied music with minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrating an appropriate level of expertise.
  2. Nine (9) credit hours in music courses with minimum GPA of 2.5.
  3. Twelve (12) credit hours of general studies, with cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  4. Letters of recommendation from:
    1. Applied music professor
    2. Theory/aural skills professor
    3. Music education director (music education students only)
  5. Successful completion of a formal admission jury with a GPA of 2.5 for bachelor of arts candidates, and 3.0 for bachelor of music candidates.

Successful completion of the State of Illinois Criminal Background Investigation, and Test of Academic Proficiency for music education majors.

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu


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of 2019-2020 Catalog