May 29, 2020
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music and an emphasis in music history and literature must meet the following 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 “General university requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Music requirements. A limit of 60 credit hours in music may be applied to the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music.
Completion of 37–39 hours of music, including
Keyboard skills, 2 hours
(may be waived upon successful completion of the Piano Proficiency Examination)
Applied music, 8 hours
Concentration level (MUAC)
Music history electives, 9 hours
Other course requirements
12–20 hours of foreign language
A minimum of 6 hours must be advanced.
18 advanced hours of general studies electives
The advanced courses (3000 level or higher) must be from outside the College of Music.
- Students should choose the general studies elective credits in consultation with their mentor (music history faculty). Recommended fields include (but are not limited to) philosophy, history, art English literature and foreign languages.
- German is the recommended foreign language if the student intends to pursue musicology at the graduate level. Another language may be more appropriate if the student has alternative career goals. The language should be selected in consultation with the student’s mentor.
- Students must complete all music history credits with no grade lower than B.
- 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.
- Proficiency examinations:
Theory Proficiency Examination
Piano Proficiency Examination
Computer Proficiency Examination
Successful completion of Upper Division Examination in applied lessons (MUAC)