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    May 26, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, BA

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Students completing the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music will have developed a strong understanding of music history, literature and theory. Musicianship skills will have been developed to a level commensurate with a liberal arts degree. The curriculum serves as a basis for advanced degrees in non-performance areas of music.

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 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:
    • Component Area Options (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 1610 .
    • Language, Philosophy and Culture (3)
    • American History (6) — HIST 2610  and HIST 2620 .
    • Government/Political Science (6) — PSCI 2306  and PSCI 2305 .
    • 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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