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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

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

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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. 
  • Perform, improvise, and create in individual and collaborative settings with technique, musicality, and artistry. 
  • Relate music to disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and/or business and professional studies. 

Major Requirements: 50-54 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: 10-11 semester hours

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

General Education Requirements: 39 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for the full listing of requirements. The following general education courses 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: 9 Semester Hours

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

Free Electives: 18-22 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

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

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