Music Minor

The Department of Music offers one minor in Music. Twenty-four hours are required for the minor. Courses include applied music and labs, music appreciation or history of music, music theory, ear training and sight-singing, keyboard skills and music in historical perspective.

Music Minor

Credits and Class Requirements:

  • 4 hours - Music Theory (MUS 161 and 162)
  • 2 hours - Ear Training and Sight Singing (MUS 163 and 164)
  • 4 hours - Keyboard Skills (MUS 165 and 166)
  • 4 hours - Applied Music; 4 semesters of study required
  • 4 hours - Ensemble Performance (must be MUS 141/341, 142/342, 143/343, 144/344, 145/345, 146/346)
  • 3 hours - Music Appreciation (MUS 109)* or History of Music (MUS 203)*
  • 3 hours - One of the following courses in Music History:
    • MUS 235 Music in Its Historical Perspective I
    • MUS 236 Music in Its Historical Perspective II
    • MUS 335 Music in Its Historical Perspective III
    • MUS 336 Music in Its Historical Perspective IV
    • 0 hours - Recital Lab (MUS 001); 4 semesters required

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 24 

*These courses also satisfy the General Education Fine Arts requirement.

Course Sequence

Music Minor (24 hours)

  • MUS 109 Music Appreciation or MUS 203 History of Music — 3
  • MUS 161/162 Music Theory — 4
  • MUS 163/164 Ear Training and Sign Singing — 2
  • MUS 165/166 Keyboard Skills — 4
  • Music History Elective — 3
  • Applied Music — 4
  • Ensemble Performance — 4
  • Recital lab

Course sequence information is provided for sample purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor about their individual plan for course registration and completion of program requirements.