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 - Theory/Composition

Year 1

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

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS1xx Ensemble1
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
Gen Ed - DIVR**3
Gen Ed - USST3
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
Gen Ed - NSCI or SSCI3
Gen Ed - WEST3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUS310 Jazz Theory 13
MUS320 Keyboard Harmony and Improvisation2
MUS364 Form and Analysis3
MUS420-427 Applied Music2
Gen Ed - NSCI (SSCI)3
Total14
CourseCredits
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance0
MUS1xx Ensemble1
MUS350 Computer and Electronic Music3
MUS365 Instrumentation3
MUS420-427 Applied Music2
Gen Ed - WORLD***3
General Elective3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
MUS419 Applied Composition2
MUS3xx Music Elective4
Gen Ed - NSCI or SSCI3
General Electives6
Total15
CourseCredits
MUS490 Senior Project Seminar2
MUS3xx Music Elective3
General Electives10
Total15

Notes

*Recommended: MUS160, History of Jazz

**Recommended: MUS260, History of Rock

***Recommended: MUS330, Music Cultures of the World

****If required by placement test.

MUS419, Applied Composition, is repeatable for credit. It is recommended that students planning a Senior Project in Composition take at least one semester of this course as an elective prior to the Senior year.

This program includes 38 upper-division credits. To meet the College requirement of 45, the student must choose courses representing at least 7 more upper- division credits under the General Education or General Elective categories.

Total Credits: 121