Music, BA

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

NUpath 1-8 attribute IC is met through the major course requirements.  Students must satisfy EI, FQ, AD, DD, SI, ND and ER through electives.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Introduction to College

MUSC 1000Music at Northeastern1

Music Theory and Musicianship

MUSC 1201Music Theory 14
MUSC 1202Music Theory 24

Music in Context

Choose one from each category below. At least three choices must be 2000-level or above. Two must be writing intensive. Courses may not double-count across the five areas.

Introductory Class
MUSC 1001Music in Everyday Life (Music in Everyday Life)4
Traditional
Complete one of the following:4
Music of the USA
Women in Music
Music and Poetry
Introduction to Art, Drama, and Music
What’s Playing at Symphony?
Historical Traditions: America
Historical Traditions: Classical
Introduction to Opera
Principles of Music Literature
War and Music
Historical Traditions: Special Topics
Ethnomusicology
Complete one of the following:4
Music as a Social Expression
Survey of African-American Music
Introduction to World Music
Music of Africa
Music of the Middle East
Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
Music of the Jewish People
Music in Culture
Black Popular Music
Music of Asia
Principles of Music Literature
Historical Traditions: World
Historical Traditions: Special Topics
Contemporary
Complete one of the following:4
Women in Music
Music in Popular Culture
George Gershwin
New Directions in Music
Coltrane
Wired for Sound
Black Popular Music
Principles of Music Literature
Historical Traditions: History of the Music Industry
Historical Traditions: Music since 1900
Hip Hop in the Music Industry
History of Electronic Music
Creative
Complete one of the following 4SH courses or choose four 1SH Ensembles from the list below:4
Introduction to Music Technology
Introduction to Composition
Jazz Improvisation
Conducting
Songwriting 1
Writing about Music
Making a Musical: Analysis, Craft, and Creation (Making a Musical: Analysis, Craft, and Creation)
Ensembles:
Chorus
Band
Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Rock Ensemble
Blues/Rock Ensemble
Create Your Own Music
Chamber Ensemble
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Jazz Choir and Combo
World Music Ensemble
Fusion Ensemble
Pep Band
World Fusion Ensemble

Music Electives

Complete three additional courses in Music (MUSC, MUSI or MUST). At least two must be at the 2000-level or higher.12

Major Credit Requirement

Complete 43 semester hours in the major.

Minimum 2.667 GPA is required in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Sample Four Years, No Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHours
MUSC 1001 (Music in Everyday Life)4MUSC 12024
MUSC 12014Music in Context Course4
ENGW 11114Music Elective4
Elective4Elective4
MUSC 10001 
 17 16
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHours
Music in Context course4Music in Context course4
Music elective4Music elective4
Elective4Elective4
Elective4Elective4
 16 16
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHours
Music in Context course4Elective4
Elective4Elective4
Elective4Elective4
Elective4Elective4
 16 16
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours
Elective4Capstone course4
Elective4Elective4
Elective4Elective4
Elective4Elective4
 16 16
Total Hours: 129

Sample Five Years, Two Co-ops

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 1001 (Music In Everyday Life)4MUSC 12024VacationVacation
MUSC 12014Music in Context elective4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
MUSC 10001Elective4  
Elective4   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Music in Context course4Co-op 1Co-op 1Vacation
Music elective4   
Elective4   
Elective4   
EEAM 20001   
 17 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Music in Context course4Co-op 2Co-op 2Vacation
Music elective4   
Elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Music in Context course4Elective4VacationVacation
Music elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Elective4Capstone4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 130