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Majors and More

Majors and More

Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

It is the purpose of the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music to provide students with a general music education within a liberal arts setting.  Students will acquire and expand their knowledge of musicianship and performance which serve to develop their creative and musical potentials.

Bachelor of Arts in Music 

General Education Courses

  Semester Hours
ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101, CRTW 201 Composition; Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

6

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 150 Introductory Discrete Mathematics

3

Technology See approved list; may be met by another requirement

0-3

Oral Communication See approved list;  may be met by another requirement

0-3

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
CSCI, Foreign Language, PHIL 220, SPCH 201, MATH or QMTH

6

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives Met in major with MUST 307

0

Historical Perspectives Met in major with MUST 305

0

Developing Critical Skills and Applying Them to Disciplines  
Social Sciences See approved list; cannot use course with same designator as Constitution Req

3

Humanities and the Arts 6 hours met in major with Major Ensemble

0

  See approved list; cannot use music designator

3

Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science

7

Constitution Requirement    
PLSC 201 or ECON 103 Amer Government or Intro to Political Economy

3

Intensive Writing Met in major with MUST 306

0

Music Core – Applied  

14*

MUSA 111, MUSA 112, MUSA 211,
MUSA 212, MUSA 311, MUSA 312
Private Lessons in the Major Instrument

6

 
 
 
 
 
 
MUSA 151 or MUSA 152 (guitar, piano, organ, voice majors)
MUSA 156 or MUSA 157 (wind/percussion majors) or
MUSA 161 (string majors)
Major Ensemble (guitar majors may substitute up to 3 hours of MUSA 168)

6

 
 
 
 
 
MUSA 181, MUSA 182 Piano Class I-II

2

 
 
Music Core – Theoretical  

34*

MUST 121 Introduction to Music Technology

1

 
MUST 111, MUST 112, MUST 211, MUST 212 Music Theory I-IV

12

 
 
 
MUST 113, MUSA 114, MUST 213, MUST 214 Aural Skills I-IV

4

 
 
 
 
MUST 305, MUSA 306, MUSA 307 Music History Sequence

9

 
 
 
MUSA/MUST Electives Any courses numbered above 299 except MUST 315

5

MUST 5___ 500-level MUST elective

3

Electives  

35-41

Choose from courses with any course designator other than MUSA or MUST (must include a minor or second major)
 
Total  

124

*C or better must be earned in each course and connot be taken on the S/U basis.

Six semesters of approved recital attendance are also required.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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