- Academic English Studies (ESL)
- Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
- Classical Studies
- East Asian Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Exploration and Discovery
- Foreign Languages
- French Studies
- Gender Studies
- German Studies
- Health Professions
- Hispanic Studies
- International Affairs
- Latin American Studies
- Mathematics/Computer Science
- Political Economy
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Rhetoric and Media Studies (formerly Communication)
- Sociology and Anthropology
Also see the Major Requirements Schedule to create a four-year plan.
Prerequisites (may be waived by examination):
MUS 101 Pre-Theory
MUS 111 Aural Skills I
MUS 121 Music Theory I
A minimum of 44 semester credits, distributed as follows:
Forty hours from the following:
Music Theory and Composition:
MUS 212 Aural Skills II
MUS 213 Music theory II
MUS 222 Aural Skills III
MUS 223 Music Theory III
Music History and Literature:
MUS 162 History of Western Music I
MUS 163 History of Western Music II
Four semester credits of a single major instrument including voice. Declared majors must enroll in studio instruction every semester on campus.
Six semester credits of ensemble, at least four of which must be from Orchestra, Choirs or Wind Symphony.
Eight semester credits of upper-division theory or composition chosen from:
MUS 314 20th-Century Theory and Aural Skills
MUS 316 Jazz Theory
MUS 321 Seminar in Electroacoustic Composition
MUS 324 Orchestration
MUS 329 Counterpoint
MUS 331 Conducting
MUS 416 Advanced Musicianship and Conducting
Four semester credits of upper-division music history or literature from:
MUS 302 Jazz History
MUS 305 World Music: Asia
MUS 306 World Music: Latin America and the Caribbean
MUS 361 Music and Language
MUS 362 Topics in History and Music I
MUS 363 Topics in History and Music II
Pass the piano proficiency examination.
Two semester credits in Music 490. Senior project requirements by area of major:
- Composition: Preparation of professional-quality manuscripts. Recital of original musical works; graded by jury.
- Ethnomusicology: Thesis in ethnomusicology; graded by committee.
- Music Education: 1) work sample similar to those required by our graduate school’s M.A.T. program. 2) satisfactory evaluations by both cooperating teachers. 3) satisfactory evaluation by the supervising faculty member. 4) public or videotaped demonstration of work with students for faculty review.
- Musicology: Thesis in musicology; graded by committee.
- Performance: Recital on the major instrument; graded by jury.
Four credits of specific requirements by area of major:
Composition: Three semester credits of 392 and 1 semester credit of Western ensemble. It is strongly recommended that composers who wish to pursue graduate work take 324, 329, 331, and 416.
Ethnomusicology: One additional course in ethnomusicology. Recommended: Sociology/Anthropology 100 or 110, 200.
Music Education: Music 331 and two credits from Music 385, 386, 387, 388, 389 (1 credit each). Recommended: Music 416 and Education 201.
Musicology: Music 361. Recommended: Music 362 and Music 363.
Performance: Three additional credits of instruction on the major instrument. One additional credit of Western ensemble. Recommended: Four additional credits of Western ensemble, as well as Music 331, 416.