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. IA 240A Sound Design can also satisfy an elective.
Senior Project (MU 499) designed in conjunction with a faculty committee.