Office of the Registrar
School of Music (2020/2021)
6.3 Major in Composition

To be considered for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Music in Composition, a student 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, Music 3611-3613 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; and

  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.