Bachelor of Arts – Subject Major in Music Studies

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A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies requirements and a major or minor in another discipline. Recommended majors or minors include Art, Business, Communication Arts, English, History, Psychology, and Theater. A liberal arts degree, such as this, prepares a student for a variety of careers in industry and service as well as for continuing on to graduate school. No grade lower than “C” in any required music course will apply toward graduation.

Essential Studies
Core Requirements
MUS 101STUDENT RECITAL0
Select from the following:2
WIND SYMPHONY 1
CONCERT CHOIR 1
GUITAR ENSEMBLE 1
MUS 115PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION2
MUS 131
131L
THEORY I
and THEORY I LABORATORY
4
MUS 132
132L
THEORY II
and THEORY II LAB
4
MUS 199ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY0
MUS 215PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION2
MUS 231
231L
THEORY III
and THEORY III LABORATORY
4
MUS 299SOPHOMORE QUALIFYING EXAM0
MUS 301PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCTING2
Select one of the following:3
WIND SYMPHONY
CONCERT CHOIR
GUITAR ENSEMBLE
MUS 327SURVEY OF MUSIC HISTORY3
MUS 361FUNCTIONAL PIANO2
or MUS 363 ACCOMPANYING TECHNIQUES
Elective Chamber Ensemble1
Electives in Music History2
Upper Division Electives 25
Total Credits36
1

Students shall enroll in the ensemble that corresponds with their major performing instrument (e.g., voice, guitar, saxophone, etc.).

2

Any 300-400 level MUS course.

Electives in Chamber Ensemble

(Courses may be taken for repeated credit)

MUS 304VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE1
MUS 305JAZZ BAND1
MUS 306JAZZ AND POP COMBO1
MUS 307WOODWIND ENSEMBLE1
MUS 308BRASS ENSEMBLE1
MUS 309PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE1
MUS 310KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE1
MUS 311GUITAR ENSEMBLE1
MUS 324WOMEN'S VOCAL ENSEMBLE1
MUS 325MEN'S VOCAL ENSEMBLE1

Electives in Music History

MUS 312CHORAL HISTORY AND LITERATURE2
MUS 423KEYBOARD HISTORY AND LITERATURE2
MUS 432TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY AND LIT2-3
MUS 435HISTORY OF JAZZ3