Bachelor of Arts in Music
The Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in Music provides a broad liberal arts education with a foundation in music and can be pursued on its own or as a double major with another discipline. Students pursuing the A.B. degree must complete 25 units of core requirements in music history, music theory, keyboard skills, and musicianship and 20 units of additional music courses, including 14 units of electives. The A.B. degree culminates in a senior project, which may take the form of a thesis, recital, lecture/demonstration, or composition portfolio.
Bachelor of Music
The Bachelor of Music is a pre-professional degree, which combines core coursework in performance, music history, music theory, musicianship, and keyboard skills with advanced studies in a specific area of interest. Areas for advanced study include performance, music theory, composition, music history and literature, and general studies. Students earning this degree must complete 74 to 78 units of study in the Music Department, depending on their area of concentration, and they must pass a piano proficiency exam. The B.Mus. degree culminates in a senior project, which may take the form of a thesis, recital, lecture/demonstration, or composition portfolio.
How to Declare:
Students interested in declaring a major or minor in music should schedule a meeting with Kate Harden, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies. To setup a meeting, e-mail her at email@example.com. Please bring a printed copy of your WebSTAC record to your meeting with Ms. Harden.