All students selecting a music major (B.A.) must complete the course requirements (below) and emphasis course and ensemble requirements.
F = Offered every fall, S = Offered every spring
Fr = Freshman, So = Sophomore, Jr = Junior, Sr = Senior
|Music Major Course Requirements||57–67 units|
|School of Music Requirements for All Majors||42-57 units|
|Piano Proficiency Courses (if needed)||0–6 units|
|Music (B.A.), Music and Worship (B.M.), and Music Performance (B.M.) majors need 0–4 units; Music Composition (B.M.) and Commercial Music (B.M.) majors need 0–6 units.|
MUS 103Beginning Piano Class
MUS 104Elementary Piano Class
MUS 105Intermediate Piano Class
MUS 106Advanced – Intermediate Piano Class
MUS 107Advanced – Intermediate Piano Class
MUS 108Advanced Piano Class
MUS 121Music Theory I* (F) (Fr, So)
MUS 122Music Theory II (S) (Fr, So)
MUS 133Practical Musicianship I (F) (Fr, So)
MUS 134Practical Musicianship II (S) (Fr, So)
MUS 210Performance Forum (F/S) (all years)
(Eight semesters continuous enrollment required)
MUS 217Practical Musicianship III (F) (Fr, So)
MUS 220Practical Musicianship IV (S) (Fr, So)
MUS 221Music Theory III (F) (Fr, So)
MUS 222Music Theory IV (S) (Fr, So)
MUS 296Introduction to Music Technology (F/S) (Fr)
MUS 352Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic Music Literature**/*** (F/S) (Jr)
MUS 361Introduction to Conducting (F) (Jr)
MUS 441Music in Worship^ (F/S) (Jr,Sr)
MUS 455Late Romantic and 20th-Century Music Literature**/^ (S) (Sr)
(each semester, 1 unit; must be in one area)
(F/S) (all years)
|Ensemble Requirement||4–8 units|
In each of eight semesters as a music major, a student must meet the designated performance requirements as listed per emphasis (see specific chart on emphasis pages). Transfer students must participate each semester until they graduate or accumulate eight semesters. Membership in multiple ensembles in a given semester counts as only one semester toward the ensemble requirement.
|Emphasis Requirements||10–12 units|
In addition, the student must choose at least one emphasis from the following below: performance, music education, and theory. The emphases require a minimum of 10–12 units from the listed courses. A minimum 2.5 GPA must be maintained in all upper-division music courses. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all of their upper-division emphasis courses or must repeat the course.
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^Not required for B.M. in Commercial Music
^^12 units (minimum 8 in one area) required for B.M. in Commercial Music
^^^Waived for B.M. in Commercial Music, Vocal Performance Track