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Fall 2021 Catalog 
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Music, B.A.

This major is administered by the School of Performing Arts .


Consists of a minimum of 42 credits.


Placement exam required. If you have insufficient background, take MUS 109  as prerequisite.

Applied music, minimum of 8 credits


You must complete the 200 level of study on your major instrument before graduation.


When piano is not your major applied instrument, complete MUS 246  or MUS 160 . This requirement can also be fulfilled via a test-out option.

Large ensemble, 4 credits

1 credit per semester; required every semester enrolled. (See Note 3 .) Piano majors: 1 cr of MUS 328  (taken in lieu of large ensemble upon course offering).

Music literature and history, 9 credits

Music electives, 4 credits

Electives may include any music or music education course not already listed in the required courses above, with the exception of the following:

Additional minor

To graduate with this “liberal arts” music major, you must also complete a minor in an area other than music. We encourage you to develop a plan for this minor with your adviser.


According to the requirements of the National Association of Schools of Music, if you are pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in music, you must complete at least 66 nonmusic credits.

World Language Courses, 0-8 credits

Complete a two-semester sequence of university entry-level world language courses (101, 102). The requirement may be fulfilled through equivalent coursework or other language acquisition as demonstrated through a test-out policy (including Native American languages and American Sign Language). If your native language is not English and you can document formal high school or university study of your native language, you may use ENGL 101  and ENGL 202 , or ENGL 150  as a means of fulfilling this world language requirement. Please see the Department of World Languages and Literatures  for details.