Music, B.A.

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124 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 45 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 2 Cultural Expression:
MUS 210 - Music History I

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


48 Credits Required
Major GPA of 2.0 Required


Music History
MUS 211 — Music History II

MUS 225 — Music Theory I
MUS 226 — Music Theory II
MUS 325 — Music Theory III
MUS 326 — Music Theory IV

MUS 220 — Musicianship I
MUS 221 — Musicianship II
MUS 320 — Musicianship III
MUS 321 — Musicianship IV

MUS 420 — Improvisation I
MUS 421 — Improvisation II

Applied Lessons:
MUS 241 - Applied Music
MUS 242 - Applied Music
MUS 341 - Applied Music
MUS 342 - Applied Music
MUS 441 - Applied Music
MUS 442 - Applied Music

Major Ensemble:
Select 3 credits:

Select 3 credits from:

Elective Western Art Music
Select one from:

Select 9 credits from one of the following specializations:

Western Art Music
MUS 300 — Beethoven and Revolution
MUS 302 — Baroque Music
MUS 303 — In Search of Mozart
MUS 304 —The Romantic Era
MUS 308 — Opera
MUS 314 — Music of the Jewish People

World Traditions
MUS 301 — American Music
MUS 309 — Popular Music
MUS 310 — African-American Music
MUS 311 — Jazz History
MUS 312 — Musical Literature of the World
MUS 313 — Musical Experience of the Last Two Decades
MUS 314 — Music of the Jewish People
THR 315 —The American Musical Theatre

Music Technology and Composition
MUS 428 — Electronic Music
MUS 429 — Producing Music for Visual Media
MUS 430 — Advanced Audio Recording, Editing, and Sound Manipulation


No cognates are required for this program.


No cognates are required for this program.