Degree Plan

Bachelor of Music in Composition

Total Hours: 120

B.M. in Composition 4-Year Degree Plan (PDF)

Fall of Freshman Year
Course Hrs.
Ensemble 1
MUAP 1154 [Instrument] or MUAP 1176 [Voice] 1
MUSI 1110 Freshman Seminar 1
MUSI 1111 Keyboard Skills I 1
MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I 1
MUSI 1321 Music Theory I 3
ENGL 1311 (or ENGL 1311L) Composition I 3
MATH Core 3
Total Hours 14
Spring of Freshman Year
Course Hrs.
Ensemble 1
MUAP 1155 [Instrument] or MUAP 1177 [Voice] 1
1 MUSI 1110 Freshman Seminar 1
MUSI 1121 Keyboard Skills II 1
MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II 1
MUSI 1322 Music Theory II 3
3 DWHP 1200 (or 3200) and PEHP course 3
3 ENGL 1312 Composition II 3
Total Hours 14
Fall of Sophomore Year
Course Hrs.
Ensemble 1
MUAP 2254 [Instrument] or MUAP 2276 [Voice] 2
MUAP 2256 Composition private instruction 2
MUSI 2110 Keyboard Skills III 1
MUSI 2193 Aural Skills III 1
MUSI 2323 Music Theory III 3
MUSI 3341 Music History I 3
ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies 3
Total Hours 16
Spring of Sophomore Year
Course Hrs.
Ensemble 1
MUAP 2255 [Instrument] or MUAP 2277 [Voice] 2
MUAP 2257 Composition private instruction 2
MUSI 2120 Keyboard Skills IV (with piano proficiency) 1
MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV 1
MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV 3
MUSI 3342 Music History II 3
HIST 1311, 1312, 1321, 1322, or 3310H 3
Total Hours 16
Fall of Junior Year
Course Hrs.
Ensemble 1
MUAP 3254 [Instrument] or MUAP 3276 [Voice] 2
MUAP 3256 Composition private instruction 2
MUSI 3323 Orchestration or MUSI 3327 Counterpoint 3
MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music or MUSI 3351 Music in Asian Theatre in the spring 3*
MUST 2325 Studio Arranging 3
PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy (CORE) 3
Total Hours 14 or 17
Spring of Junior Year
Course Hrs.
Ensemble 1
MUAP 3255 [Instrument] or MUAP 3277 [Voice] 2
MUAP 3257 Composition private instruction 2
MUSI 4323 Form and Analysis 3
MUSI 4344 Conducting 3
MUSI 3351 Music in Asian Theatre (if MUSI 3348 not taken in the fall) 3*
RELS 1305, 1315, 1325, or 1335  3
Total Hours 14 or 17
Fall of Senior Year
Course Hrs.
MUSI 3323 Orchestration or MUSI 3327 Counterpoint 3
MUAP 4256 Composition private instruction 2
MUSI 4341 Research and Writing in Music 3
Modern Language I 3
Natural Science with Lab  4
Total Hours 15
Spring of Senior Year
Course Hrs.
MUAP 4257 Composition private instruction 2
MUAP 4090 Recital 0
Elective 3
Modern Language II 3
Upper-Level REL or PHIL Course (CORE) 3
Social Science Core 3
Total Hours 14