Music majors must complete a minimum of 12 courses:
Two music theory courses
MU 111A Music Sound and Structure (or MU 145A Tonal Theory 1a or equivalent)
MU 112 Popular Music Theory or MU 113 Form & Analysis (or MU 146 Tonal Theory 1b or equivalent). Students entering with the equivalent of one or two semesters of college-level music theory may substitute electives for MU 111A and/or MU 112.
Two foundational music history & criticism courses from among the following
MU 125A Thinking Musically (or MU 121A Myths & Music or MU 221A Intro to Music Literature)
MU 235A History of Rock
MU 256G World Music
Two year-long performance courses from among the following
Courses in this category are 2 semesters for 1 course credit
MU 245A Choral Literature & Ensemble
MU 246A Instrumental Ensemble
MU 256A Music Performance Lab
MU 442A Applied Music
Five electives chosen in consultation with a faculty mentor, no more than one of which may be a performance course and at least two of which must be at the 300 level or higher.
Senior Project (MU 499) designed in conjunction with a faculty committee.