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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, BA

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Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a desirable degree for those who wish to study music within a traditional liberal arts framework. The degree is appropriate for students who wish to engage in studies in arts management and marketing, music technology, musicology, and other academic music areas, or as instructors in private non-academic music studios.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • have knowledge of music theory, history, literature, and culture
  • be able to apply their knowledge through singing or performing on a musical instrument
  • be able to apply critical thinking skills when hearing musical sounds

Specific Degree Requirements

All music majors must meet all general University and College graduation requirements, including Computer Literacy and First Year Seminars, regardless of the following specific degree requirements, unless specifically excused. All music degrees require MUSI 1307 - Elements of Musical Style , which also meets the Core Curriculum Program Fine Arts requirement. No music coursework with a grade lower than “C” will be counted toward the completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification, or the Bachelor of Music in Performance.

Degree Requirements

  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. Undesignated Upper-Division Electives
  5. Foreign Language Requirements
  Total 120 (122)

 *First-Year Seminars

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.


*Students with adequate keyboard skills may substitute Secondary Piano Studio courses for Class Piano I-II with permission of the Music Department Chair.

Appropriate 6-semester sequence (8 hrs.) of

  • Principal Applied Studio courses in one performance area.

Minimum of 4 hrs. of appropriate large ensemble

Minimum of 6 hrs. of

  • Upper-division music electives

Music Credits Required for the Bachelor of Arts in Music: 50 hrs.

Total Minimum Requirement for the Bachelor of Arts in Music: 120 hrs.

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