Required Foundation Courses (27 Credits)
MUS110Introduction to Music Studies1
Four semesters of Music Ensemble at 1 credit each4
College/Youth Symphony
College-Community Chorale
Symphonic Band
Concert Choir
Collegium Musicum
Chamber Singers
Chamber Jazz Ensembles
MUS150Concert Series Attendance 10
MUS202Piano 12
MUS203Theory 13
MUS231Sight Singing and Ear Training 11
MUS232Sight Singing and Ear Training 21
MUS2XXApplied Music 24
MUS331Music to 1750 3
MUS333Music since 17503
MUS335Sight Singing & Ear Training 31
MUS4XXApplied Music 24
Additional Required Courses (13 Credits)
MUS204Theory 23
MUS303Theory 3-Counterpoint3
MUS301Piano 22
MUS302Piano 3: Jazz and Popular Styles2
or MUS320 Keyboard Harmony and Improvisation
MUS364Form and Analysis 3
or MUS240 Introduction to Music Therapy
Elective Requirements (9 Credits)
Select 9 credits of electives9
Capstone Requirements (5 Credits)
MUS432Writing About Music 3
MUS490Senior Project Seminar2
Total Credits54

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.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
MUS103 Basic Sight Singing and Ear Training 1
MUS110 Introduction to Music Studies 1
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS1XX Ensemble 1
MUS201 Basic Piano 1 0-3
MUS203 Theory 1 3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH) 3
 Credits15-18
Spring
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS202 Piano 1 2
MUS204 Theory 2 3
MUS231 Sight Singing and Ear Training 1 1
MUS1XX Ensemble 1
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
 Credits16
Year 2
Fall
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS301 Piano 2 2
MUS2XX Applied Music 2
MUS1XX Ensemble 1
MUS232 Sight Singing and Ear Training 2 1
MUS331 Music to 1750 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
Music elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS1XX Ensemble 1
MUS2XX Applied Music 2
MUS303 Theory 3-Counterpoint 3
MUS335 Sight Singing & Ear Training 3 1
MUS333 Music since 1750 3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
Music elective 3
 Credits16
Year 3
Fall
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS1XX Ensemble 1
MUS302
Piano 3: Jazz and Popular Styles
or Keyboard Harmony and Improvisation
2
MUS364 Form and Analysis 3
MUS4XX Applied Music 2
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
 Credits14
Spring
MUS150 Concert Series Attendance 0
MUS1XX Ensemble 1
MUS4XX Applied Music 2
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
Upper-division Music elective 3
Elective (general/major) 3
Elective (general/major) 3
 Credits15
Year 4
Fall
MUS432 Writing About Music 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Upper-division elective (general/major) 3
Upper-division elective (general/major) 3
Upper-division elective (general/major) 3
 Credits15
Spring
MUS490 Senior Project Seminar 2
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
Upper-division elective (general/major) 3
Upper-division elective (general/major) 3
Upper-division elective (general/major) 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits120-123