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Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Arts in Music (MUSBA at University Park only) (120 min. credits)

Effective Spring 2010 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

MUSIC 119S First-Year Seminar

2

Applied Music Primary (17xJ)

2

MUSIC 121 Basic Musicianship I

1

MUSIC 122 Basic Musicianship II

1

MUSIC 131 Music Theory I

2

MUSIC 132 Music Theory II

2

Quantification (GQ)

3

MUSIC 162 (IL) Intro to Music History

2

Natural Science (GN

3

ENGL 015 or 30+ (GWS) Composition/Honors Composition

3

Foreign Language

4

Foreign Language

4

Total Credits:

15

Total Credits:

14

Semester 3

Credits

Semester 4

Credits

Applied Music Primary (22x J)

2

Applied Music Primary (27x J)

2

MUSIC 221 Basic Musicianship III

1

MUSIC 222 Basic Musicianship IV

1

MUSIC 231 Music Theory III

2

*MUSIC 262 (IL) Survey of Music HIstory II

3

*MUSIC 261 (IL) Survey of Music History I

3

MUSIC 331 Tonal Analysis

2

Music Ensemble from list

1

Music Ensemble from list

1

INART 258A (3) or INART 258B (1) (GA)

1 - 3

Quantification (GQ)

3

Foreign Language

4

ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing

3

Natural Science (GN) 3

Total Credits:

17 - 19

Total Credits:

15

Semester 5

Credits

Semester 6

Credits

MUSIC 332 Analysis of 20th Century Music

2

**Music 400-level

3

Music Ensemble from list

1

Music Ensemble from list

1

**Music 400-level

3

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3

Natural Science (GN)

3

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

3

Humanities (GH) (US)

3

Total Credits:

15

Total Credits:

13

Semester 7

Credits

Semester 8

Credits

**Music 400-level

3

**Music 400-level

3

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3

MUSIC 101 Music Common Hour

1

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3

MUSIC 476W BA Senior Project

3

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

Humanities (GH)/Other Cultures

3

Elective

6

Elective

3

Total Credits:

16.5

Total Credits:

14.5

Total minimum credits required: 120

  • Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
  • Italics indicate courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • Bold Italics indicate courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes: 

+Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

*General Education Arts credits by petition

**Four credits may be from applied lessons at the 400-level, provided that 300-level applied study has been satisfied.

Courses with the designation US, IL, and Other Cultures may be double-counted with other courses. However, Other Cultures may not be double-counted with a course having the dsignation IL or US

Piano proficiency: All students must enroll in appropriate piano courses (class piano or private instruction) beginning with the first semester and continuing until the piano proficiency is passed.

Change of Major Requirements:  A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and an audition are required.

Audition Requirements:  www.music.psu.edu/prospective/ugapply.html. For advising information, go to the School of Music Web site and download the handbook www.music.psu.edu/current/handbooks.html.