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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Major (BA)

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Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University or by completion of an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form .

Degree Requirements

If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.



Major Requirements

Complete 50 credits from 28 courses including four theory courses, four ear training & sight singing courses, two keyboard skills courses, four music history courses, six ensemble performance courses, and eight solo performance courses.

In order to graduate, music majors must demonstrate proficiency at level four in their primary instrument.

Grade: No courses with a grade below C- may be applied toward the major.
GPA: A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for all major courses.
Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major.
Residency: At least 15 credits for the major must be completed at UMass Boston.

Course Requirements

Theory Courses (12 Credits)

Keyboard Skills Courses (4 Credits)

Music History Courses (12 Credits)

Take four courses from the list below. At least one course must be at the 400-level.

Ensemble Performance Courses (6 Credits)

Take six semesters from the courses below.

Solo Performance Courses (8 Credits)

Take eight semesters of applied music lessons in a primary instrument or voice.

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