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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer Guide ECC AA to UCM BA Music

East Central College

The below courses are required for BA Music majors and can be fulfilled at ECC as part of the AA requirements. If any of the below courses are not taken at ECC, they must be completed at UCM. The full list of ECC AA requirements can be found in the ECC Catalog.​

Students who transfer to UCM with a completed Associate of Arts degree are considered to have met all general education requirements at UCM, except for those specifically required by the major (see UCM General Education Requirements below for these courses, if applicable).

AA General Education Requirements: 42 Semester Hours

AA Elective Options: 18 Semester Hours

Minimum Total Hours Required for ECC AA: 60 Hours

UCM BA Music

The below list of courses represents the requirements a student will have left to complete after transferring to UCM with an Associate of Arts degree. Any courses listed above not taken at ECC must be completed as part of BA requirements.

Major Requirements: 35-37 Semester Hours

Core Requirements: 14 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: 7-8 semester hours

6 hours can be fulfilled at ECC using MUS 152 (MUS 1220) and MUS 155 (MUS 1281). Choose additional hours.

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

General Education Requirement: 3 Semester Hours

The following general education course is required for this major and should be taken at UCM.


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: 1-3 Semester Hours

In addition to SPAN 1601 and SPAN 1602 (8 hours fulfilled at ECC), you must take at least 1 more hour of SPAN coursework or 3 hours of modern literature in translation (ENGL 2220 or ML 2000)

Refer to Academic Program Requirements section for more information regarding modern language fulfillment options for BA degrees.

Free Choice Electives: 17-21 Semester Hours

Free choice electives may vary depending on transfer coursework and course selection at UCM.

Students must complete a minimum of 30 upper-level (3000/4000) electives. Courses taken at ECC that articulate to upper-level courses do not count towards upper-level hours.

Minimum Total Hours Required for BA: 120 Semester Hours

This guide is based on the UCM 2021 Undergraduate Catalog and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. Time to degree completion and course sequencing will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on planned placement in math, reading, and writing. See the current UCM Undergraduate Catalog and ECC Course Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.