May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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This discipline presents traditional and non-traditional musical styles through both listening and score reading. Opportunities are provided for attending, interpreting and participating in performances.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Arts

Emphasis: Music

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3This A.A. degree requires proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 6 hours of elementary college-level work, which can be applied toward B.A. degree requirements at a senior institution.

4Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

All music majors are required to take a Theory and Piano Proficiency Exam. Those scoring below 80% on the Theory Exam will be required to enroll in MUS 1057. Those scoring below 80% on the Piano Exam will be required to take MUS 1027 and 1127.


First Year

Fall Term (14 semester credit hours plus MUS 1020 if needed)

Spring Term (14 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (18 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (14 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.A. Music

General Education Requirements (41 hours)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)

Natural Science (8 hours)

Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives8 credits

Total Credit Hours 60

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