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 - History & Literature

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUS103 Basic Sight Singing and Ear Training****1
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS201 Basic Piano2
MUS203 Theory 13
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Total16
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUS202 Piano 12
MUS204 Theory 23
MUS231 Sight Singing and Ear Training 11
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
GEIII - HUM*3
Total16

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS220-227 Applied Music OR MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
MUS232 Sight Singing and Ear Training 21
MUS301 Piano III OR MUS302 Piano III - Jazz2
MUS331 Music to 17503
GE III - DIVR**3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Total15
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUS220-227 Applied Music OR MUS270-277 Applied Jazz2
MUS303 Theory 3-Counterpoint3
MUS333 Music since 1750 (HUM)3
GE III - NSCI or SSCI3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS320 Keyboard Harmony and Improvisation2
MUS364 Form and Analysis3
MUS420-427 Applied Music OR MUS470-477 Applied Jazz2
MUS330 Music Cultures of the World (WRLD)3
GE III - NSCI or SSCI3
Total14
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUS3xx Music Elective3
MUSxxx Music Elective3
MUS420-427 Applied Music OR MUS470-477 Applied Jazz2
GEIII - WRLD***3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS432 Writing About Music3
MUS3xx Music Elective3
GE III - NSCI or SSCI3
Electives6
Total15
CourseCredits
MUS490 Senior Project Seminar2
MUS365 Instrumentation3
Electives10
Total15

Notes

*Recommended: MUS160 History of Jazz

**Recommended: MUS250 History of Rock

***Recommended: MUS330 Music Cultures of the World

****If required by placement test.

Total Credits: 121