CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2019  
CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Music, BA

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Total number of hours for program: 120.

To major in music, students must pass an audition in the principal performance area and take a music aptitude examination. Based on the audition and examination, MUS 105, 108, 118 may be required. These courses do not count toward degree requirements. If a student fails MUS 108 or MUS 118 twice, the student shall be ineligible to continue in a music program.

All music majors must pass a public recital in the last semester of principal applied lessons before a degree will be granted. MUS 371, 372, and 373 must (unless exempted) reflect the applied study area; only one will count per semester. All wind and percussion majors in the BA program must include a minimum of one semester in marching band.


Liberal Studies (42 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Major Requirements

The major requires 45 hours as follows (three hours of MUS 303 will double count for Liberal Studies P6 but MUS 303 does not satisfy the upper-level perspective requirement for Music majors):

Students should take eight hours of Applied Music courses taken in one of the following combinations:

  • Two Semester (each) of MUS 107 (2, R6) and MUS 207 (2, R6)
  • Two semesters (each) of MUS 106 (1, R3), 206 (1, R3), 306 (1, R3), 406 (1, R3)
  • Any combination of the above as approved by the student’s advisor

Students should take all of the following:

Additional Requirements

To complete the program, 33 hours, including a minimum of seven hours at the junior-senior level and six hours of a foregin language (WLL 101-102 are required). One of the following options or concentrations must be completed:

Minor, Second Major, or Approved Program Hours plus Electives (33 hours)


Music Industry Option & Electives (33 hours)

Additional Information

Visit the department’s website at to view the eight-semester curriculum guide.

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