Music, Minor

The minor in music offers students an opportunity to explore electives in music along with a music theory course appropriate to the student’s level of experience. The foundation of the minor is a unique introductory course, Music in Everyday Life (MUSC 1001), which investigates many dimensions of the musical experience and music’s contributions to culture.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

A grade of C or better is required in all music courses. 

Music Theory and Musicianship

MUSC 1001Music in Everyday Life4
Complete one of the following courses:4
Fundamentals of Western Music Theory
Music Theory 1
Music Theory 2
Music Theory for Music Industry 1

Music Literature Electives

Complete two courses from the following. Four semesters of ensembles may be substituted for one elective:8
Music as a Social Expression
Survey of African-American Music
Music of the USA
Women in Music
Music and Poetry
Introduction to Art, Drama, and Music
Music in Popular Culture
Rock Music
Film Music
Debussy and the Music of Paris
George Gershwin
Music Therapy 1
Music of the Baroque Era
Music of the Classical Era
Music of the Romantic Era
20th-Century 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
Historical Traditions: America
Historical Traditions: Classical
Historical Traditions: World
Historical Traditions: Special Topics
Historical Traditions: Music since 1900
All ensembles are 1 credit:
Concert Band
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

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor