Requirements for the Music Major

Students intending to major in music should consult with the Music Major Adviser, Professor Nikki Melville, early in their college career since the theory courses follow one another in a preferred sequence. 64 credits are required for a major in music. All majors must take the following core courses:

  • 16 credits: Musical Foundations (MUSC 103, 104, 110, 204)
  • 12 credits: Musicology (includes 210, 211, 312)and Ethnomusicology (includes 244, 245, 247, 248 and CAMS 242)
  • 6 credits: Composition (includes 208, 220, composition lessons 285J/286J)
  • 6 credits: Integrative Exercise (400)
  • 6 credits: Seminars (from any MUSC 303-312 course)
  • 4 credits: Juried Lessons (MUSC 299 may fill this requirement. Composition (285J/286J) does not satisfy this requirement.)
  • 2 credits: Ensemble
  • 12 credits: Music Electives (from any Music course, including lessons and ensembles)

Courses offered for a grade must be taken for a grade to apply to the major; i.e., courses cannot be taken S/CR/NC.