Majors & Minors in Music

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The information provided on this page is meant to provide an overview of the required courses. 

Refer to the College Catalog for detailed information about course prerequisites, course frequency, and additional course requirements.

Requirements for the Major in Music

Core Courses (33 credits required)

  • MUS 70 | Introduction to Music Theory & Musicianship | 3 Credits
  • MUS 100H | Harmony I | 3 Credits
  • MUS 200H | Harmony II | 3 Credits
  • MUS 201H | Harmony III | 3 Credits
  • MUS 100M | Musicianship I | 1 Credit
  • MUS 200 M | Musicianship II | 1 Credit
  • MUS 201 M | Musicianship III | 1 Credit
  • MUS 300 | Instrumentation | 2 Credits
  • MUS 110 | Beginning Piano | 1 Credit
  • MUS 203 | Music History I | 3 Credits
  • MUS 204 | Music History II | 3 Credits
  • MUS 305 | Conducting | 3 Credits
  • MUS 111 | Digital Music Notation | 2 Credits
  • MUS 198 | Private Instruction | 0-2 Credits
  • MUS XXX | Ensembles | 0-2 Credits
  • MUS 400A/B | Capstone Experience | 2 Credits

Additional Elective Requirements (at least 9 credits)

  • MUS 74| Music of Latin America | 3 Credits
  • MUS 75 | Music of Africa | 3 Credits
  • MUS 76 | A World of Music | 3 Credits
  • MUS 77 | Approachable Opera | 3 Credits
  • MUS 79 | Life and Works of J.S. Bach | 3 Credits
  • MUS 102 | History of Jazz | 3 Credits
  • MUS 103 | American Popular Music | 3 Credits
  • MUS 104 | Music Business | 2 Credits
  • MUS 106 | Women, Music, and Culture | 3 Credits
  • MUS 206 | Music in Film | 3 Credits
  • MUS 211 | Beginning Audio Recording | 2 Credits
  • MUS 310 | Advanced Audio Recording | 2 Credits
  • MUS 390/490 | Current Topics in Music 

Requirements for an Emphasis in Digital Music Production

Core Courses (33 credits)

  • MUS 70 | Introduction to Music Theory & Musicianship | 3 Credits
  • MUS 100H | Harmony I | 3 Credits
  • MUS 100M | Musicianship I | 1 Credit
  • MUS 110 | Beginning Piano | 1 Credit
  • MUS 203 | Music History I | 3 Credits
  • MUS 204 | Music History II | 3 Credits
  • MUS 111 | Digital Music Notation | 2 Credits
  • MUS 211 | Beginning Audio Recording | 2 Credits
  • MUS 310 | Advanced Audio Recording | 2 Credits
  • MUS 104 | Music Business | 2 Credits
    MUS 320 | Mixing and Mastering | 2 Credits
  • MUS 325 | Music Production | 2 Credits
  • MUS 198 | Private Instruction | 0-2 Credits
  • MUS XXX | Ensembles | 0-2 Credits
  • MUS 400A/B | Capstone Experience | 2 Credits

Additional Electives (9 credits)

  • MUS 74| Music of Latin America | 3 Credits
  • MUS 75 | Music of Africa | 3 Credits
  • MUS 76 | A World of Music | 3 Credits
  • MUS 77 | Approachable Opera | 3 Credits
  • MUS 79 | Life and Works of J.S. Bach | 3 Credits
  • MUS 102 | History of Jazz | 3 Credits
  • MUS 103 | American Popular Music | 3 Credits
  • MUS 106 | Women, Music, and Culture | 3 Credits
  • MUS 200H | Harmony II | 3 Credits
  • MUS 200M | Musicianship II | 1 Credit
  • MUS 206 | Music in Film | 3 Credits
  • MUS 390/490 | Current Topics in Music 

Requirements for a Minor in Music 

In addition to course requirements, music minors are expected to participate in departmental activities and to attend music department performances. A minor must be declared upon enrolling in Music History.

  • MUS 70 | Introduction to Music Theory & Musicianship | 3 Credits
  • MUS 100H | Harmony I | 3 Credits
  • MUS 100M | Musicianship I | 1 Credit
  • MUS 203 | Music History I | 3 Credits
  • MUS 204 | Music History II | 3 Credits
  • MUS 111 | Digital Music Notation | 2 Credits
  • MUS 198 | Private Instruction | 0-2 Credits
  • MUS XXX | Ensembles | 0-2 Credits