Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2019/2020)
6.3 Composition Major

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Music in Composition, 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. Six credit hours of Music 3140 and 6 credit hours of Music 4140.

  3. Music 3104, 3112, 4112 and one of Music 3106 and 3108.

  4. Twelve additional credit hours chosen from Music courses beyond the 1000 level including:

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

    2. 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.

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

    4. Students interested in this Major are strongly encouraged to take Music 3100 in their second year.

  5. Twenty-four credit hours chosen from disciplines other than Music and Music Education, including at least 6 credit hours from courses in English, designated Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, and/or former Research/Writing (R/W) courses.