B.A. in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides an opportunity for students to engage in a wide range of musical and academic studies. Students may emphasize areas of special interest, such as performance, composition, computer music, theory and history.

I. Required courses in the major – at least 36 hours, including: MUSC 201, 202, 231, 232,

301, 331, 348, 349; 8 hours in Applied Music, 4 of which must be at 300 or 400 level; 4

hours of ensemble chosen from MUSC 113, 114, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129; six

hours of approved Music electives at the 300-400 level area of emphasis. Students who

do not take and pass the placement exam for MUSC 101, 130 and 131 will be required

to take these courses prior to enrolling in MUSC 201 and 231.

II. Required courses outside the major – None.

III. Other departmental requirements – Senior and oral competencies are demonstrated

through lecture and recital. Computer competency is demonstrated through the use of

computer programs designed for music notation, computer-assisted instruction,

multimedia presentation, or similar applications used in preparation of assignments for

MUSC 202 and 232.