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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, BA

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A Bachelor of Arts with a major in music allows you to explore your musical and non-musical interests. Additionally, it allows students to gain a broad understanding of music, and is especially good for musicians who prefer to work with many instruments.

Degree requirements

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music should consult their advisor about core requirements.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Music  requirements.

Major requirements

51 hours of music including:

Music history and literature, 12 hours

Music electives, 9 hours (advanced)

9 advanced credit hours in music (guided electives). See specific emphasis requirements.

Other course requirements

Foreign language requirement

Minimum of 12 hours in the same language, including 6 advanced hours.



General studies electives, 18 hours (advanced)

18 advanced credit hours of courses must be from courses outside the College of Music (3000 level or higher). See specific emphasis requirements.

Other requirements

  • Completion of University Core Curriculum (42 hours). See “University Core Curriculum requirements.” Some courses required on degree plans may be used to fulfill requirements under the Visual and Performing Arts, Natural Sciences, Discovery and Capstone categories of the University Core Curriculum. University Core Curriculum requirements include:
    • Discovery and Capstone (6)
    • Communication (6) — ENGL 1310  and ENGL 1320  recommended.
    • Mathematics (3) — MATH 1580  or MATH 1581  recommended.
    • Life and Physical Sciences (6) — PHYS 1270  and an additional laboratory science.
    • Creative Arts (3) — met by MUMH 1600 .
    • Language, Philosophy and Culture (3)
    • American History (6) — HIST 2610  and HIST 2620 .
    • Government/Political Science (6) — PSCI 1040  and PSCI 1050 .
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
  • Proficiency examinations:
         Theory Proficiency Examination
         Piano Proficiency Examination
         Successful completion of Upper Division Examination in applied lessons (MUAC)

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