B.A. Major in Music Studies

A B.A. Major in Music Studies requires 35-42 semester hours:

Piano Proficiency Requirement 12.0-4.0
Class Piano I
Class Piano II
MUS 139Intro to Music Fundamentals3.0
MUS 140Music Theory & Musicianship I3.0
MUS 160Musicianship II2.0
MUS 170Music Theory II3.0
Three of the following: (two which must be at or above the 200 level)9.0-13.0
Intro to the Art of Music (only if taken before MUS 321 or MUS 322)
Symphonic Masterworks
Operatic Masterworks
Topics in Music History
Beethoven: The Great Master
American Musical Theater
The Jazz Tradition in America
The Creative World of Mozart
Student Recital 2
Junior Recital
Popular Music in America
Songs through Time
Field Studies in Music
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Music History I
Music History II
Form and Analysis
One of the following:3.0
Traditional Korean Music
Music of the World
One of the following:4.0
Music History I
Music History II
Two semesters applied lessons1.0-2.0
Four semesters faculty-directed ensemble4.0
Total Semester Hours34.0-41.0

Students may test out of Class Piano I, or they may test out of the piano proficiency requirement fully by auditioning for the music faculty. Piano performance majors must enroll in applied piano lessons and are expected to test out of MUS 115 and 116.


This option requires 3-5 SH total in either one or both of these courses.