Minor in Music

The Music Department offers a minor in Music to students looking to extend their music studies beyond one or two semesters. Music minors can participate in certain major-restricted courses, ensembles, and applied lessons (with audition).

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

The balance (6 credits) of the Minor in Music requirements may be taken in any area of music (MUS 200 or above). Introductory courses (MUS 106, 107, 108, etc.) may be used to fill core requirements, but may not be applied to the minor. Transfer credits in music may be considered; however, no more than 7 transfer credits may be applied to the music minor.

To request a minor in music, please complete an Academic Minor Request Form and send it to the Undergraduate Chair with a request to meet and discuss a program of study. Please note that this form is for currently enrolled classified students only. Incoming students may contact the Undergraduate Chair after August 1st (fall). Music minors who wish to study applied music or participate in an ensemble should contact the respective area chair to arrange an audition.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the above requirements are met. Students enrolled in the minor should meet with the Undergraduate Chair during each registration period. One semester before the expected date of graduation, the student should contact the Undergraduate Chair for a completed Verification of Minor form.