Jan 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 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: 36-39 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.

Modern Language Requirement: 6-9 Semester Hours

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

Free Electives: 17-25 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

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