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Bachelor of Arts in Music

Interested in all aspects in music and want to study several different avenues of it? The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is designed to educate and train you as a well-rounded musician through an integrated degree program in which music is the central emphasis.

This degree option allows you to develop practical, innovative, creative, and synthesizing abilities that give you the edge to pursue a variety of careers and/or graduate programs.

Program of Study Summary*
General Education: 65 Credit Hours
Music Core Curriculum: 24 Credit Hours
Music Electives: 24 Credit Hours
Free Electives: 10 Credit Hours
TOTAL: 123 Credit Hours

Music Core

  • MUS 001 Recital Attendance (0 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 002 Introduction to the Study of Music (0 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 121 Group Piano I (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 122 Group Piano II (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 181 Music Theory I (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 182 Aural Skills I (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 192 Introduction to Music Literature (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 221 Group Piano III (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 281 Music Theory III (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 282 Aural Skills III (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUS 292 Music History I (3 Credit Hours)
  • MUS 293 Music History II (3 Credit Hours)
  • Major Ensemble for proficiency (8 Credit Hours)

Music Electives

  • Music Composition, Literature, Theory or Advanced History (6 Credit Hours)

Music Performance

  • Electives in Performance (8 Credit Hours)

Free Electives: 10 Credit Hours

*Check with your advisor and the University Catalog for the latest program information.

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