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Department of Music

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Each student seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music must fulfill the Basic Core Requirements and all requirements listed under the music degree option which is the student's major field of study. Students must also fulfill the university's General Education Requirements (51 units), including remaining music degree requirements (e.g. it is strongly recommended that vocal performance majors pass two semesters of university-level foreign language study in either French, German, or Italian) and Other Departmental Requirements to complete the B.A. (minimum 120 units). Each music major must consult with a designated music faculty adviser each semester before they may enroll in music classes.

Current Degree Options

  • Composition
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music as a Liberal Art
  • Music Education
  • Vocal Performance

Students must consult their general catalog and the Department of Music Undergraduate Handbook for major requirements.

Major Admission

Entrance examinations in music theory and aural skills and auditions in the declared performing medium are required of all freshmen and transfer music majors. Admission to the B.A. in Music is contingent upon audition and availability. Detailed information regarding entrance and degree requirements is available in the Department of Music Undergraduate Student Handbook. No General Education Integration course offered by the Music Department may be used to satisfy the General Education requirements for majors in the department.