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Major Requirements

Program Checkpoints

Students are admitted to a specialization at their enrollment. Students are then allowed to continue in specialization courses on the basis of program checkpoints. The program checkpoints differ for each specialization, and students should contact the department chairs or program directors/coordinators for more information. Students are not permitted to continue to enroll in specialization classes if they have not met the requirements of their program checkpoints. 

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Specialization Courses
One 4-credit Music Theory course chosen from MUS or COM 300-level or above4
MUS 308
COM 305
One 4-credit 300-level (or above) musicianship course beyond the music core courses (Music History, Musicology, Ethnomusicology)4
One 4-credit Experiential Learning Requirement Course4
6 credits of Large Ensemble (in the 1st and 2nd years of the program)
3 credits of any ensemble (in the 3rd or 4th year of the program)
13 credits of Music Electives
12 credits of non-music electives
4 credits of free electives
Supporting Fields12
Select a Modern Language one year long sequence or its equivalent

Applied Music

Students are required to complete 12 credit hours.