The music major is founded on a balance in the core training between the fields of music history, ethnomusicology, theory, and composition. Through a series of requirements, you will acquire a foundation that introduces you to the sheer range of musical traditions available for study and to a series of specialist skills and tools that facilitate and deepen that study.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 35.5. Double majors may entail more course units.
For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.
|College General Education Requirements and Free Electives|
|Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives||20|
|Music History Core Courses|
|MUSC 130||Introduction to European Art Music||1|
|MUSC 135||Introduction to the Music Life in America||1|
|MUSC 150||Introduction to Ethnomusicology||1|
|Music Theory Core Courses|
|MUSC 170||Theory and Musicianship I||1.5|
|MUSC 171||Theory and Musicianship II||1.5|
|MUSC 270||Theory and Musicianship III||1.5|
|Tier Two Courses|
|Select 4 course units of Tier Two courses||4|
|Tier Three Courses|
|Select 2 course units of Tier Three courses||2|
|Select 2 course units of Performance Requirement courses||2|
|Total Course Units||35.5|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
Applicants must have completed one Guided Reading course, have a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher, and complete a research paper.
|Guided Reading Courses|
|MUSC 239||Guided Reading in Musicology||1|
|MUSC 259||Guided Research Ethnomusicology||1|
|MUSC 279||Guided Research in Theory and Composition||1|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2018 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.