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School of Music (2020/2021)
6.6 Major in General Musical Studies

To be considered for the award of the Bachelor of Music in General Musical Studies, 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; and

  2. An additional 60 credit hours to be chosen according to either the Major in General Musical Studies with a Minor in a Discipline Other Than Music Major in General Musical Studies with No Minor or Major in General Musical Studies with a Minor in Jazz Studies below:

6.6.1 Major in General Musical Studies
  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, and 3611-3613 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 might not be available for General Musical Studies Majors; and

  2. 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.

6.6.2 Major in General Musical Studies with a Minor in a Discipline Other Than Music
  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, and 3611-3613 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, designated Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, and/or former Research/Writing (R/W) courses;

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

  4. Nine credit hours of 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.

6.6.3 Major in General Musical Studies with a Minor in Jazz Studies
  1. Music 3517 or Music 3518, whichever course was not taken to fulfill the Core Program requirements;

  2. Five credit hours from Music 2615, 265A/B, 3611-3613, and 3514, with a maximum of 2 credit hours from 3514;

  3. Music 3109, 3110, 3711, and one of 3018 and 3019;

  4. Six credit hours from Music 3015, 3300, 3704, 4505 and 4703;

  5. An additional 12 credit hours chosen from music courses beyond the 1000 level including:

    1. At least 3 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, and 3611-3613 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 might not be available for General Musical Studies Major; and

  6. 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.