Music Minor

The music minor offers students the opportunity to explore the world of music, both in academic situations as well as in performance. A student can complete it by taking four academic courses (two of which are specified by the department), or by taking two academic courses and a variety of performance studies or ensembles. Thus a student can pursue an interest in either theory and history or performance areas.

The minor will engage the student on many levels: intellectually, emotionally and creatively. By requiring two specific courses, the department guarantees that the student receives exposure to important theoretical and historical constructs while at the same time being free to pursue a performance goal or contribute to the campus community by taking part in ensembles.

The minor in music is not available to music majors.


Minor Requirements

The minor requires a minimum of 16 credit hours (four courses).

MUS 101Music Theory I4
MUS 310 Early Music and Culture, OR MUS 311 18th and 19th Century Music and Culture, OR MUS 312 20th and 21st Century Music and Culture4
Any additional MUS courses8
Total Credits16

Total credit hours required for music minor is 16 credits