Music, Bachelor of Arts

Offered by Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

Music Major

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Select one course numbered 1883
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
If ENG 101 is not taken as a prerequisite for ENG 102 then additional hours may be required to meet the 27 credit hour minimum in the Distribution Area of General Studies.
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution2
Select one course numbered 3883
BA Language requirement
Complete all required courses 16
Major Option
Complete all required courses37
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum8
Total Credit Hours120

Candidates for degrees must satisfactorily complete an exit assessment including a portfolio before graduation.

Major Option

Music Core Requirements
MUS 198Sight Singing and Ear Training I1
MUS 199Sight Singing and Ear Training II1
MUS 200Music Theory I3
MUS 201Music Theory II3
MUS 337Sight Singing and Ear Training III1
MUS 338Sight Singing and Ear Training IV1
MUS 339Music Theory III3
MUS 340Music Theory IV3
MUS 347Music History and Literature I3
MUS 348Music History and Literature II3
MUS 365Form and Analysis2
Select 3 credit hours of the following: 33
Piano Techniques I 4
Piano Techniques II 4
Piano Techniques III 4
Keyboard Harmonization 4
Music Private Instruction
Select 8 credit hours of the following:8
Select 3-5 credit hours of the following in one area (voice, piano or single band/orchestral instrument):
Private Instruction, Primary Instrument
Select 3-5 credit hours of the following in same area as above (voice, piano or single band/orchestral instrument):
Advanced Private Instruction
Select 0-2 credit hours of the following in any one area (voice, piano or single band/orchestral instrument):
Private Instruction, Secondary Instrument
Music Ensembles
Select 2 credit hours of the following:2
University Band
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble
University Men's Chorus
University Women's Chorus
Kearney Area Symphony Orchestra
Total Credit Hours37

For specific language requirements see #2 of Bachelor of Arts Degree requirements.


A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.


Placement into the appropriate level piano class will be determined by the piano faculty at the time of the entrance audition.


Requirements may be met through proficiency examination; credit hours to be replaced by Music Electives. See advisor.