Music History & Theory Minor - 21 Credits

Bachelor of Arts

This minor is for students who want to deepen their understanding of the theoretical and historical aspects of music.  Applied study or ensemble participation is also required.


NOTE: Students who pass the Theory Placement Test will be required to take MU203 Music Theory III instead of MU102 Music Fundamentals.

MU102 Music Fundamentals 3 hours

A study of basic musicianship with emphasis on the elements of music theory including the staff, scales, intervals, keys, signatures, etc. (Also open to non-music majors.)

Offered every spring.

MU105 Sight-Singing and Ear Training I 1 hour

Study and practice to develop the skill of accurately sight-reading melodies through the solfege system and melodic dictation.

MU102 Music Fundamentals
Successful completion of a fundamentals proficiency test.

Offered every fall.

Music History Courses

Students are required to complete eight (8) hours from the following:


Students are required to complete four (4) of the following:

MU199 Recital 0 hours

This course is a field experience in designing and programming concerts.  When fulfilling the requirements of this course, students will be exposed to a broad variety of musical literature and concert formats and settings.  The requirements for the course include attending on and off-campus concerts and writing reaction papers to those concerts.

Offered every semester.


Students are required to complete two (2) hours of any chosen applied or ensemble electives.