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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music offers students a liberal arts education with a concentration in music. Graduates of the program will have a comprehensive background in core musicianship and performance requirements in addition to a minor in an outside field suited to each student’s career goals. Students will consult with a student success coach to choose the minor and concentration in music that is most appropriate. This degree allows students to craft a degree that is suited to their needs while allowing them the flexibility to pursue a wide range of interests in order to craft an individualized educational experience.

Major Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 120 Hours to obtain the Bachelor of Arts in Music or the Bachelor of Arts in Music Recording Technology, including the General Education program.

Note: Please refer to the vertical curriculum for additional course requirements for each degree.

The vertical curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education is listed under the College of Education. All requirements and policies are discussed in greater detail in the Department of Music Student Handbook.

All degree programs in music require completion of the following core courses with a minimum grade of “C”:

Music : Total Semester Hours=120

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

First Semester

Total: 14

Second Semester

Total: 15

Senior Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Second Semester

  • 300-400 Level Concentration Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 300-400 Level Concentration Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 300-400 Level Music Concentration Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 300-400 Level Music Concentration Elective 4 Credit Hours
Total: 13


GE = General Education Courses

All students are expected to complete 3 hours of small ensemble and 4 hours of large ensemble. See Student Success Coach for further details.

*Based on your placement testing scores, these courses may require prerequisites which may extend the number of semesters needed to complete degree requirements. These prerequisites do not count towards the degree for graduation.

**Marching Band Members ONLY, substitute PE Activity with MUB 110 - Marching Band . **ROTC Members ONLY, substitute PE Activity with MY 104 - Basic Military Science  and MYL 104 - Basic Military Science Laboratory 

Current suggested paths for electives as part of the Bachelor of Music:

Recording Technology Performing Theory Industry

MU 135

MU_ 110, MU_ 310 MU 135 MU 335
MU 243 MU 234 or 235 or 236 MU 435 MU 338
MU 244 MU 435 or 437 or 439 MU 437 MU 431 or 432
MU 343 MU_ 410 (MUZ 410 opt.) MU 438

MUB 464

Music Internship

MU 344 MU 438 MU 439








All students could also consider MUB 464 Music Internship (6 credit hours). A variety of internship options are available that could be catered to the student’s career goals.

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