Departments & Programs

Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Major in Folklore and Ethnomusicology


The major provides students with a liberal arts background, preparing them for a range of careers, including those involving the arts, education, historic preservation, communication, cross-cultural understanding, and human diversity and relations. Upon entering the program, the student and undergraduate advisor plan an individualized program of study. Majors may focus on either ethnomusicology or folklore, or a combination of the two.

Required Courses

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in folklore and ethnomusicology courses, including:

  1. F401 Methods and Theories.
  2. F497 Advanced Seminar.
  3. Two 300-level courses.
  4. One additional 400-level course.
  5. No more than 6 credit hours at the 100 level.
  6. A maximum of two approved courses from other disciplines for students completing a single major in folklore. Students completing a double major must consult with advisors in each major regarding stipulations.

Students must also complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Double Major

Students may combine the study of folklore and ethnomusicology with degrees in other departments. The requirements for the Major in Folklore and Ethnomusicology are the same for the double major as for the single major.