Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Commercial Music
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering


 

Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Commercial Music

Department: Music

Program Contact: Barbara Dalene
Phone:
(435)283-7309
Email:
barbara.dalene@snow.edu

Department’s webpage: https://www.snow.edu/academics/fineart/music/index.html 
Department’s catalog page: https://www.snow.edu/catalog/division_finearts.html#cat_fa_musc 

Program Description & Outcomes:

In 2012 the Horne School of Music was awarded the first bachelor’s degree in the history of Snow College; a Bachelor of Music degree with emphasis in Commercial Music (BM). The primary goal for students who complete this degree is to be properly prepared to compete for work in the music industry. Along with their General Education courses, students in the BM degree program take a rigorous core of courses that prepare them to be professional musicians, along with coursework in business that prepares them to enter the music industry. In addition, through the Merrill Osmond Music Entrepreneurship Center, students are given the opportunity for internship and other pre-professional experiences while still in school.

Outcomes:

Upon graduation, students of the BM degree will have met the following competencies:

Admission Requirements:

Students must apply for admission into this program. The Music Department admits students into this program by  audition only. The process of auditioning for the program differs slightly depending on whether or not a student is new to Snow College (an incoming freshman or transfer student) or a continuing student from the two-year program. The different procedures for auditioning are outlined below. If there is additional material that you would like to submit in support of your application (especially in the areas of songwriting or music production) please follow the instructions below.

Admissions/Audition Procedure – New Students
  1. All students must first be admitted to Snow College. This may be accomplished by filling out an application online at http://www.snow.edu/welcome/admissions/application.html
  2. All students must also apply for admission to the Bachelor of Music degree program. This may be accomplished by filling out an application online at www.snow.edu/music.
  3. All students must audition on their major instrument or voice. An audition would typically consist of performance of a solo piece of sophomore-level difficulty. The audition may also include the playing of scales, etudes or a sight-reading skill evaluation. You may audition by:
    1. Participating in annual scholarship auditions, which are typically held during the middle of February (check the website www.snow.edu/music for details), OR
    2. Audition by appointment with the coordinator of your area:
      • Brass and Percussion areas – Dr. Nate Seamons ( email address for this person)
      • Jazz area – Prof. Philip Keuhn ( email address for this person)
      • Music Production (see note below) – Ben Harris ( email address for this person)
      • Piano area – Dr. Michael Huff ( email address for this person)
      • Songwriting/Composition (see note below) – Dr. Trent Hanna ( email address for this person)
      • String area – Dr. Brent Smith ( email address for this person)
      • Vocal area – Prof. Brian Stucki ( email address for this person)
      • Woodwind area – Dr. Madeline LeBaron ( email address for this person)
    3. Video audition for out of state/country students may be arranged by contacting the coordinator of your area (see above).

Note: If you are interested primarily in the concentration areas of Songwriting/Composition or Music Production please also include: a typewritten resume outlining your experience in your area of interest and samples of your work. Samples might include: recordings (audio or video), notation samples (traditional or lead sheet) in pdf format, links to online samples, etc. Send these samples to the coordinator's email listed above.

Audition Procedure – Continuing Students

All students must audition on their major instrument or voice. An audition would typically consist of performance of a solo piece of sophomore-level. You may audition by: 

  1. Filling out your jury form and checking the box that indicates you are wishing to use your jury as an audition. If at all possible, use this process. OR,
  2. Audition by appointment with the coordinator of your area:
    • Brass and Percussion areas – Dr. Nate Seamons ( email address for this person)
    • Jazz area – Prof. Philip Keuhn ( email address for this person)
    • Music Production (see note below) – Ben Harris ( email address for this person)
    • Piano area – Dr. Michael Huff ( email address for this person)
    • Songwriting/Composition (see note below) – Dr. Vance Larsen ( email address for this person)
    • String area – Dr. Brent Smith ( email address for this person)
    • Vocal area – Prof. Brian Stucki ( email address for this person)
    • Woodwind area – Dr. Madeline LeBaron ( email address for this person)

Note: If you are interested primarily in the concentration areas of Songwriting/Composition or Music Production please also include: a typewritten resume outlining your experience in your area of interest and samples of your work. Samples might include: recordings (audio or video), notation samples (traditional or lead sheet) in pdf format, links to online samples, etc. Send these samples to the coordinator's email listed above.

Program Requirements:

Music majors can do either Associate of Science or Associate of Art requirements. Associates of Arts requires 4 credits of one language numbered 1020 or above.

General Education Requirements (36):

*C- grade or higher required.

Music Core Requirements:

Associated Courses (34):

Required to take all of the following (27):

Complete 7 credits with the following courses (7): 

Instrumentalist may want to take Contemporary Orchestration and Commercial Composition to fill the required 7 credits in this area.

Vocalists may want to take Commercial Arranging and Contemporary Orchestration to fill the required 7 credits in this area.

Required Credits: 127

Notes:

 

Related Programs:

 


 

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Program Contact: Garth Sorenson
Phone: (435) 283-7531
Email:  garth.sorenson@snow.edu 

Department’s webpage: https://www.snow.edu/academics/science_math/engineering/index.html 
Department’s catalog page: https://www.snow.edu/catalog/division_sciencemath.html#cat_nsm_ecs 

Program Description & Outcomes:  

The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering degree prepares software engineers:  collaborative professionals working on a team to develop software products on time, within budget, and that meet customer requirements.  Graduates of this program will possess the practical knowledge and skill of a defined engineering approach for complex systems analysis, planning, design and construction. The coursework builds upon computer science fundamentals and mathematical principles to cover the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, deployment, and maintenance of software systems.

Students will have a choice of an emphasis in:

The Snow College Software Engineering program provides students with an educational experience that builds upon traditional computer science and engineering principles and produces software engineers that create high-quality software in a systematic, controlled, and efficient manner. This is accomplished in the following ways:

The software engineering curriculum culminates in a year-long capstone sequence where the students work in teams to build a software system reflective of current practices in the industry. Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in internships prior to and during enrollment in these capstone courses in order to gain direct industry experience and insight before embarking upon their own projects. Snow College partners with businesses to develop these learning opportunities that will provide students with industry relevant experience.

Admission Requirements:

Students must apply for admission into this program.

Any student admitted to Snow College can begin the Software Engineering program and be classified as pre-major status.  Students must apply to be admitted as a Software Engineering full-major.  Full-major status is required to enroll in upper-division Software Engineering courses.  Applications for the Software Engineering full-major can be submitted anytime.  Candidates will only be considered for full-major status after completion of the pre-major coursework.  Selection of candidates for full-major status will be determined by the review committee and will take place after January 31st each year.  Students will be notified of their status by March 15th.  Selection will be based on the following criterion:

Candidates from underrepresented populations will be given special consideration. 

The procedure to be admitted as a Software Engineering full-major:

  1. Get admitted to Snow College (http://www.snow.edu/admissions).
  2. Declare your major as Software Engineering.
  3. Successfully complete the pre-major coursework:                           
    • CS 1410/1415
    • CS 2420
    • CS 2700
    • MATH 1210
  4. Apply for full-major status.

Requirements:

General Education Requirements (24):

The remaining GE credits are satisfied in the Required Courses.

*Must be passed with a C- or higher.

Core Courses (92):

Elective Courses (3):

Pick One Emphasis (7-9):

Emphasis Option #1: Entrepreneurship (7)

Emphasis Option #2: Digital Media Design (9)

This combination of ART classes satisfies the GE Fine Arts requirement.

Emphasis Option #3: Web Development (7)

Required Credits: 125-126

Notes:

Related Programs: