May 30, 2023  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog

Music, BA or BS

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Music degree provides the groundwork in musical arts without a specialization. The curriculum equips students with a foundation in creativity, music theory, aural training, music culture, individual music coaching, and a cooperative ensemble performing experience. The BA/BS in Music allows a student the opportunity for exploration of other academic disciplines or a concentration within the Music program.

Requirements for the BA or BS in Music

All BA/BS majors must:


Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.


Pass all sequential music theory and aural skills courses with a grade of C or better to continue.


All music majors taking applied lessons (MUP 190-490) are required to perform before a jury at the end of fall-spring terms.


Maintain a 2.75 GPA in music courses.


Pass ten terms of the 0-credit, P/NP MUS 165 - Concert & Recital Attendance . For transfer students, take MUS 165 - Concert & Recital Attendance  for the number of terms left to complete degree at SOU or transfer equivalent.

Large Ensemble

Select 6 credits from MUS 351 , MUS 389 , MUS 394 , MUS 395 , MUS 396 , MUS 397 , MUS 398 . (A maximum of 6 credits of MUS 351 will be counted toward Large Ensemble).

Upper Division Music Elective

At least 3 credits from any 300/400 level MUP or MUS class.