Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Arts in Music: General Music Option (MUSBA)

Effective Fall 2013 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
MUSIC 119S First Year SeminarNotes for: MUSIC 119S

MUSIC 119S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 121 Basic Musicianship INotes for: MUSIC 121

MUSIC 121

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 131 Music TheoryNotes for: MUSIC 131

MUSIC 131

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

4
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Music Primary (17xJ)Notes for: Applied Music Primary

Applied Music Primary

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 122 Basic Musicianship IINotes for: MUSIC 122

MUSIC 122

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 132 Music Theory IINotes for: MUSIC 132

MUSIC 132

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 162 Intro to Music History (IL)Notes for: MUSIC 162

MUSIC 162

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
English 015 - Composition (GWS)

ENGL 015 (GWS)

or English 030* - Honors Composition (GWS)

ENGL 030 (GWS)

3
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

4
Total credits 14

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Music Primary (22xJ)Notes for: Applied Music Primary

Applied Music Primary

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 221 Basic Musicianship IIINotes for: MUSIC 221

MUSIC 221

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 231 Music Theory IIINotes for: MUSIC 231

MUSIC 231

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 261 Survey of Music History I (IL)Notes for: MUSIC 261

MUSIC 261

general education credits by petition
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Music Ensemble from listNotes for: Ensemble

Ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
INART 258A Fundamentals of Digital (3) (GA)Notes for: INART 258A (GA)

INART 258A (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or INART 258B Fundamentals of Digital Audio (1) (GA)Notes for: INART 258B (GA)

INART 258B (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1-3
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

4
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Total credits 17-19

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Music Primary (27xJ)Notes for: Applied Music Primary

Applied Music Primary

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 222 Basic Musicianship IVNotes for: MUSIC 222

MUSIC 222

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 262 Survey of Music History II (GA; IL)Notes for: MUSIC 262

MUSIC 262

general education credits by petition
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 331 Tonal AnalysisNotes for: MUSIC 331

MUSIC 331

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Music Ensemble from listNotes for: Ensemble

Ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
ENGLISH 202B Effective Writing (GWS)

ENGL 202B

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
MUSIC 332 Analysis of 20th Century MusicNotes for: MUSIC 332

MUSIC 332

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Music Ensemble from listNotes for: Ensemble

Ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 400-level**Notes for: MUSIC 400 level

MUSIC 400 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Humanities (GH) (US)

Humanities (GH) (US)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
MUSIC 400-level**Notes for: MUSIC 400 level

MUSIC 400 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Music Ensemble from listNotes for: Ensemble

Ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
B.A. Knowledge Domain

B.A. Knowledge

3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
CAS 100 Effective Speech (GWS)

CAS 100

3
Total credits 13

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
**MUSIC 400-levelNotes for: 400 level

400 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B.A. Knowledge Domain

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3
B.A. Knowledge Domain

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Humanities(GH)/Other Cultures

Humanities(GH)/Other Cultures

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 16.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
MUSIC 400-levelNotes for: MUSIC 400 level

MUSIC 400 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 101 Common HourNotes for: MUSIC 101

MUSIC 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 476W B.A. Senior ProjectNotes for: MUSIC 476W

MUSIC 476W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Elective

Elective

6
Total credits 14.5

Additional Notes

Total minimum credits required: 120

  • 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.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

MUSIC 261
general education credits by petition
MUSIC 262
general education credits by petition