Requirements for the major

The requirements for the degree Bachelor of Arts with a major in music are as follows:

  1. Departmental requirements: A minimum of 36 credit hours in music including: MUSC-1000 (7 semesters), MUSC-1103, MUSC-1104, MUSC-1113, MUSC-1114, MUSC-1203, MUSC-1204; MUSC-2103, MUSC-2104, MUSC-2113, MUSC-2114, MUSC-2203, MUSC-2204; MUSC-3223, MUSC-3341, MUSC-3342, 8 credits of Applied Music in one area (4 of which must be at the level of 22-- or above), and 6 credits of large ensemble.
  2. University requirements: Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours (may include additional music study).

A student is admitted to candidacy for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in music only upon the approval of the Department of Music. Each student, with the aid of his/her adviser, will establish a degree plan best suited to his/her own abilities and ambitions in music. Each student’s degree plan must be reviewed by his/her adviser and approved by the Department of Music and the registrar by the end of the sophomore year. At this time, the student must make formal application to continue studies toward a degree in music. The sophomore year performance jury will determine upper division status and eligibility for the Bachelor of Music degree.

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