Jul 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in music provides for the study of music within the context of the liberal-arts curriculum. Most students earning the B.A. degree are interested in a broad education that includes general education, music courses, and elective study outside of music. In addition to the requirements listed below, students must meet all general graduation requirements as listed in the Academic Policies and Information   section in this bulletin. A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for completion.


Admission to a degree program or minor in music is based on an audition in the primary performance area. 

General Education

Students must also complete the General Education Core requirements to include any specific courses listed below. Students must also complete sufficient general electives to reach 120 or more total semester hours.

  • Humanities & Fine Arts: MUS 342  
  • Personal Development: MUS 228  

Applied Studies

  • MUP-6 semesters private instrumental or vocal study (admission by audition only)
  • MUP-4 semesters choral or instrumental ensemble

Secondary Instrument

Advanced Studies

Choose 8 hours from the following areas depending on primary instrument: Diction, Pedagogy, Literature, Keyboard, History, Theory, and Conducting.

Area Studies

Minor and General Elective Studies (limit 3 hours MUS/MUP)

Bachelor of Art Requirements

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Art degree must successfully complete the second-year sequence of a foreign language.