This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Music - Contemporary Music

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS103 Basic Sight Singing and Ear Training1
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS201 Basic Piano2
MUS203 Theory 13
MUS1xx Ensemble1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
ENG160 Composition I (Composition 1)3
MAT Math Requirement3
Total16
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS202 Piano 12
MUS204 Theory 23
MUS231 Sight Singing and Ear Training 11
MUS1xx Ensemble1
ENG180 Composition II (Composition 2)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Total16

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS301 Piano 22
MUS2xx Applied Music2
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUS320 Keyboard Harmony and Improvisation2
MUS232 Sight Singing and Ear Training 21
MUS331 or MUS333 Music History3
MUS3xx Advanced Theory Course3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Total17
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS3xx Advanced Theory Course3
MUS2xx Applied Music2
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUSxxx Music Elective3
MUS331 or MUS 333 Music History3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS3xx Advanced Theory Course3
MUS4xx Applied Music2
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUS3xx Music Elective3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Total15
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS4xx Applied Music2
MUSxxx Music Elective3
General Electives (including Music Electives)7
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUSxxx Music Elective3
MUS1xx Ensemble1
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
General Electives (including Music Electives)6
Total13
CourseCredits
MUS432 Writing About Music3
MUS490 Senior Project Seminar2
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
General Electives (including Music Electives)6
Total14

Total Credits: 121