Department of Music

The Bachelors of Art in Music

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music emphasizes the performance and study of music. Music majors must complete at least 59 credit hours in music courses in performance, history, literature, and theory—including 15 credit hours at the 300 level. Students are also required to perform a music jury each semester.


Student performance

Entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Music

  • Audition for the department to show competencies in solo performance, scales and sight-reading.
  • Take a music entrance exam in theory, keyboard and aural skills.


Required major and cognate courses

  • 100-level courses: MUSI 100 (3), MUSI 101 (3), MUSI 102 (3), MUSI 104 (3), MUSI 112 (1), MUSI 113 (1), MUSI 194 (1), MUSI 195 (1)
  • 200-level courses: MUSI 201 (3), MUSI 202 (3), MUSI 204 (3), MUSI 205 (3), MUSI 206 (3), MUSI 212 (1), MUSI 213 (1), junior recital (MUSI 250) (1), 200-level Applied Music (4)
  • 300-level courses: senior recital (MUSI 350) (2), MUSI 360(3), 300-level Applied Music (2), 300-level music electives (6)
  • Ensembles (6)
  • Internship (2)
  • Students must also complete at least six credit hours in a secondary language.