Bachelor of Music in Contemporary & Popular Music

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

  • Minimum 121 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00
  • Bachelor’s Degree Audition
  • Complete six semesters of MUS 100 Recital Lab
  • MUS 101 Music Theory and Practice I (4)
  • MUS 181 Piano Lab I (1)
  • MUS 102 Music Theory and Practice II (4)
  • MUS 182 Piano Lab II (1)
  • MUS 203 Music Theory and Practice III (4)
  • MUS 204 Music Theory and Practice IIII (4)
  • MUS 221 Arranging I (3)
  • Complete four semesters of MUS 141 Applied Music: Major Instrument or Voice (8)
  • MUS 142 Applied Music Jury: Outcome of “successful” or “prepared”
  • Complete four semesters of MUS 151 First Year Ensemble Sequence (4)
  • MUS 355 Junior Ensemble Sequence (1) may be repeated for elective credit
  • MUS 171 Introduction to Computer Applications for Music (3)
  • MUS 271 Digital Music Systems (3)
  • Complete one of the following (3):
    • AUD 219 Introduction to Audio Recording
    • MUS 222 Arranging II
  • MUS 270 Music Business (3)
  • Complete one of the following (3):
    • MUH 117 Dream Machine: History of Rock and Roll
    • MUH 160 World Music
  • MUH 333 Western Music History (3)
  • MUH 334 Jazz History (3)
  • Students must successfully complete 9 credits of General Education requirements prior to junior year.
  • Students must complete the junior standing audition or portfolio review before junior year.
  • MUS 323 Composition I (3)
  • Complete three semesters of MUS 345 Applied Music: Major Instrument or Voice (6)
  • MUS 435W Senior Seminar: Contemporary Music, 1945 to the present (3)
  • MUS 448 Senior Concert (2)
  • Complete 15 credit hours from the following electives (15):
    • MUS 272 Electronic Dance Music Production (3)
    • MUS 300 Applied Music Synthesis (3)
    • MUS 305 Form and Analysis (3)
    • MUS 306 Modern Concepts in Jazz Improvisation (2)
    • MUS 315 Transcription (3)
    • AUD 319 Advanced Audio Technology (3)
    • MUS 324 Composition II (3)
    • MUS 355 Junior Ensemble Sequence (1) may be repeated
    • MUS 362 Methods of Teaching Music (3)
    • MUS 463 Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques (3)
  • Complete any 100-level Communications course (3)
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • Complete one of the following courses (3):
    • ENG 102W Introduction to Literature
    • ENG 317W Professional Writing
  • Complete any History course (3)
  • Complete one of the following Humanities electives (3):
    • AME xxx any American Studies course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any English course (except ENG 101 or 317w)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any History course
    • HUM xxx any Humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any Philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies course
  • MAT 100 Mathematics & Its Application (3) or higher 100-level math course
  • Complete any 100-level laboratory science course (4)
  • Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems courses (3):
    • CIS 100 Introduction to Computing
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science
  • Complete two of the following Social Science electives (6):
    • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
    • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
    • ECO 201 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 202 Microeconomics
    • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
    • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
    • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
    • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
    • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course
  • Complete 6 general elective credits, enough to reach 121 total credits. Must be above introductory level.

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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