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Junior College Transfer Credit

Junior College Transfer Credit at DSU Department of Music

The Mississippi CC Articulation Agreement states that 4-year institutions will accept:

  • Music Theory MUS 1211, 1214, 1221, 1224 – 10 hours (8 hours needed at DSU)
  • Music Survey MUS 1123 – 3 hours
  • Piano MUA 1511, 1521, 2511, 2521- 4 hours
  • Applied Major – 8 hours
  • Ensemble – 4 hours

The Grade of C is required in all music classes to count towards graduation and transfer—if not, the course or a similar course must be taken again at DSU. This also applies to pre-requisites for course sequences.

Sophomore theory validation exams are taken by Community College transfers:

  • Used to confirm a student’s knowledge of the material covered in MUS 250, 251, 252, 253 at Delta State.
  • A student must score a 70% or higher on each of the content sections to receive credit for sophomore theory coursework completed at a junior/community college. (According to the articulation agreement between the Mississippi IHL and the Community College Board, only the credits from first-year theory courses will be automatically accepted to transfer from the community colleges to any public university in Mississippi.)
  • May be administered by computerized testing for most sections.
  • Sample exams available online on the DSU Department of Music web site.
  • Remediation is the responsibility of the individual student, through self-study or by enrolling in one or more theory courses recommended by the music theory faculty.
Transfer Articulation CC   Course Numbers DSU Degree Requirement
4 semesters of Recital MUS 1911, 1921, 2911, 2921 Recital   1 credit each MUS 104 0 credit 4 semesters
3 hours of Music Literature MUS 1123 Survey of Music Literature (ONLY) MUS 105 Music Literature
8-10 hours of freshman theory MUS 1214, 1224, Music Theory I and II – 4 hours each

MUS 1211 and 1221 Music Theory Lab I and II (1 hour each) may be included respectively at some CC to satisfy MUS 152, 153

Fall-MUS 150/152 –3/ 1

Spring-MUS 151/153 – 3/ 1

Sophomore Theory Not required to accept

MUS 2214, 2224 Music Theory III and IV 4 hours each

credits for MUS 250, 251, 252, 253, may be accepted after sophomore music theory validation exam
4 hours of group /class piano MUA 1511, 1521, 2511, 2521 Class Piano MUS 107, 108, 207, 208 – 1 hr. each
8 hours of applied major @ 2 hours each-4 semesters: Brass MUA 1172, 1182, 2172, 2182 Sub for AMU 151, 161, 171, 181, 191
Percussion MUA 1472-1482-2472-2482 Sub for AMU 110
Piano MUA 1572-1582-2572-2582 Sub for AMU 135
Voice MUA 1772-1782-2772-2782 Sub for AMU 185
Woodwinds MUA 1872-1882-2872-2882 Sub for AMU 101, 111, 121, 131, 141
4 hrs of a major ensemble (4 semesters – 1 each) MUO 1111, 2111 Band MUS 145 Marching Band

1 hr.     2 fall semesters

MUO 1121, 2121 Band MUS 146 Wind Ensemble

1 hr.     2 spring semesters

MUO 1211, 2211 Choir MUS 138 Chorale

1 hr.   2 fall semesters

MUO 1221, 2221 Choir MUS 139 Chorale

1 hr.    2 spring semesters