Minor in Music

Students interested in participating in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Music Minor Program must complete an Academic Minor Request Form. The student will then make an appointment and meet with the Chair of Undergraduate Studies to discuss and agree upon a program of study. It is required that the student meet with the Chair of Undergraduate Studies each semester during the registration period.

The Music Minor Program requires 15 credit hours of course study with a “C” or better and must include a minimum of three credit hours from three of these four areas:

  • Theory and Aural Training — MUS 280 or above
  • Music History/Literature — MUS 265 or above
  • Ethnomusicology — MUS 311 or above
  • Performance Studies — MUS 230_ or above

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the above requirements are met. One semester before the expected date of graduation, the student must pick up a copy of the Music Minor Completion form from the Music Office and make an appointment to meet with the Music Minor advisor for final verification.The balance (6 credits) of the Minor in Music requirements may be taken in any area of music (MUS 200 or above) which the student desires and for which the student is qualified. Introductory courses (MUS 106, 107, 108, etc.) may be used to fill core requirements, but may not be applied to the minor.