Undergraduate Division

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Music and an Outside Field

This curriculum provides a double focus in music and another area approved by the director of undergraduate studies. Outside fields may be:

  1. An area other than music;
  2. The Associate of Science degree in Audio Engineering and Sound Production;
  3. An interdisciplinary individualized music cognate area.

Applications for approval of an individualized music cognate area are available in the Jacobs School of Music undergraduate office.

Admission Requirements

See "Admission Requirements" in the Undergraduate Division section of this bulletin.

Major Ensemble

Each fall and spring semester (2 cr.).

  • Instrumental students: X40 University Instrumental Ensembles
  • Vocal students: X70 University Choral Ensembles
  • Keyboard students: X70 University Choral Ensembles or, with permission of the choral department, X2 Piano Accompanying
  • Historical Performance students: X60 Historical Performance Ensembles
Performance Study

Instrument or voice: minimum of 2 credit hours each semester until senior recital is passed. Entrance audition, freshman jury, upper-division examination, senior recital. I300 Studio Masterclass (0 cr.) and/or I301 Departmental Masterclass (0 cr.) may be required in connection with performance study (varies by studio).

Secondary Piano and Keyboard Proficiency

Students whose primary applied area is guitar, harp, historical performance, organ, or piano must complete the keyboard proficiency as required by their respective departments. Composition and jazz majors must take a placement examination prior to the first semester of enrollment in the Jacobs School of Music, and must be enrolled in a secondary piano course of appropriate level each semester until the keyboard proficiency examination is passed. All other students are required to complete P111 Piano Class 1, Music Majors (2 cr.) and P121 Piano Class 2, Music Majors (2 cr.) with a grade of B or higher, and must be enrolled in a piano class each semester until this requirement is met. An examination for placement in P111 or P121 or exemption from piano study will be administered prior to the first semester of enrollment in the Jacobs School of Music.

Core Music Courses

27 credit hours

  • Music Fundamentals Online or equivalent
  • T132 Musical Skills I (1 cr.)
  • T151 Music Theory and Literature I (3 cr.)
  • T152 Music Theory and Literature II (3 cr.)
  • T231 Musical Skills II (1 cr.)
  • T232 Musical Skills III (1 cr.)
  • T251 Music Theory and Literature III (3 cr.)
  • T252 Music Theory and Literature IV (3 cr.)
  • T331 Musical Skills IV (1 cr.)
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V (3 cr.)
  • M401 History and Literature of Music I (4 cr.)
  • M402 History and Literature of Music II (4 cr.)
  • Or equivalent honors courses

A grade of C or higher is required in T132 Musical Skills I, T231 Musical Skills II, T232 Musical Skills III, and T331 Musical Skills IV.

Other Music Courses

17 credit hours

A maximum of 12 credit hours secondary performance study allowed on an instrument/voice other than one's major. For students whose primary performance area is not piano, P100 Piano Elective/Secondary taken after completion of the keyboard proficiency may be used. Remaining electives to be chosen from undergraduate courses for music majors.

General Education

See "General Education Requirements" under Curricula for Bachelor's Degrees in Music in this bulletin.

Outside Field

27 credit hours subject to approval of the director of undergraduate studies and the advisor of the outside field department or program.

To Complete Degree

Music or non-music electives as needed to bring the total credit hours to 120, excluding I400 and major ensemble.

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Previous Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins.