Sep 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Music, BA (42-436) (120 hours)

Major, Bachelor of Arts Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Interpret and analyze music through historical, cultural, and theoretical study, and communicate findings in discipline-specific formats.

  • Perform, improvise, and create in individual and collaborative settings with technique, musicality, and artistry.

  • Integrate current technology and software applications in the study and practice of music and the sonic arts.

Music, BA (42-436) (4 Year Guide)  

Major Requirements: 53-55 Semester Hours

Performance Elective: 7 semester hours

Select an additional seven credits from the following:

  • Major instrument or voice, 3000 level
  • Chamber or Large Ensemble

Note: B.A. students are required to pass the Sophomore Exam.

Composition Elective: 3 semester hours

Select ONE of the following:

Improvisation Elective: 2-3 semester hours

Select ONE of the following:

Music Electives: 13-14 semester hours

Note: MUS 1100 - Fundamentals of Music (3)  can be counted as an elective in this degree program.

General Education Requirement: 36 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:


MUS 1210 - Experiencing Music GE (3)  cannot be counted in the Music Degree Major courses or General Education courses.

Major large ensembles cannot count toward General Education for the Music Major.

Modern Language Requirement: 6-9 Semester Hours

Refer to Bachelor’s Degree Requirements section for fulfillment options.

Free Electives: 20-25 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

10Competency 10 course

*This course has a prerequisite not listed in the program if admission by examination is not sufficient.