Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2012/2013)
5.5 General Musical Studies Major

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music in General Musical Studies, a candidate shall comply with the School's regulations, and successfully complete a minimum of 123 credit hours, including 55 credit hours in the Core Program. The remaining 68 credit hours will be chosen as follows:

  1. Music 340A/B, 440A/B.

  2. An additional 60 credit hours to be chosen according to either Option A or Option B below:

5.5.1 Option A (With Minor)
  1. An additional 21 credit hours chosen from Music courses beyond the 1000 level, including:

    1. At least 6 credit hours chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in Musicologies and Music Theory/Composition.

    2. A maximum of 4 credit hours from Music 2611-2614, 2619, 2620, and 263A/B, in addition to those listed under the Core Program.

    3. A maximum of 5 credit hours from Music 2615, 2616, 2617, 265A/B, 3500, the former 3510, 3511-3518 in addition to those listed under the Core Program.

    4. No more than one of Music 2021, 2022 and 2023.

  2. Six credit hours chosen from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses.

  3. A Minor of at least 24 credit hours in a subject other than Music. The candidate must follow the regulations for the Minor as set forth in the appropriate section of the Calendar.

  4. Nine credit hours open electives which may be chosen from courses in Music, the Minor subject, and/or any other disciplines. However, no more than 3 credit hours in Music Education may be included.

5.5.2 Option B (No Minor)
  1. An additional 36 credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level including:

    1. At least 12 credit hours chosen from courses beyond the 2000 level in Musicologies and Music Theory/Composition.

    2. A maximum of 4 credit hours from Music 2611-2614, 2619, 2620, and 263A/B, in addition to those listed under the Core Program.

    3. A maximum of 5 credit hours from Music 2615, 2616, 2617, 265A/B, 3500, the former 3510, 3511-3518 in addition to those listed under the Core Program.

    4. No more than one of Music 2021, 2022 and 2023.

    5. A maximum of 3 credit hours chosen from the following courses may be substituted for Music electives: Education 2500, 2515, 2520. Music Education Majors have priority in registering for these courses and spaces may not be available for General Musical Studies Majors

  2. Twenty-four credit hours from disciplines other than Music and Music Education, including at least 6 credit hours from courses in English and/or designated research/writing courses.