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Number of Credits and GPA

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design requires completion of 140 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. The program usually spans eight semesters of 15 weeks each, or four academic years. See the sample course sequence for more information.

Students must receive special permission in writing from their academic advisor to take more than 20 credits in either of their first two semesters.

Grade Requirements

Students must receive a grade of “C-” (or 1.7 quality points) or better in all courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design degree program.

Required Courses

Subject AreaRequired Courses
Computer ScienceCS 116 and CS 174.
FilmFLM 115 and FLM 201.
General StudiesCOL 101 and COL 499.
Humanities and Social SciencesCOL 101, COL 499, COM 150, ENG 110, and LAW 115.
Three additional credits must be selected from English courses.
Nine additional credits must be selected from Humanities and Social Sciences courses.
MathematicsMAT 120
MusicMUS 110, MUS 111, MUS 112, MUS 113, MUS 120, MUS 120L, MUS 121, MUS 121L, MUS 150, MUS 150L, MUS 151, MUS 151L, MUS 210, MUS 211, MUS 212, MUS 213, MUS 220, MUS 220L, MUS 221, MUS 221L, MUS 230, MUS 231, MUS 240, MUS 241, MUS 250, MUS 250L, MUS 251, MUS 251L, MUS 260, MUS 261, MUS 310, MUS 311, MUS 320, MUS 321, MUS 322, MUS 330, MUS 331, MUS 340, MUS 341, MUS 350, MUS 350L, MUS 351, MUS 351L, MUS 410 or MUS 415, MUS 411 or MUS 416.
Six additional credits must be selected from the following courses: MUS 390, MUS 450, MUS 450L, MUS 451, MUS 451L, MUS 490.
Nine additional credits must be selected from other Music courses.
Open ElectivesSufficient additional credits to meet the required 140 semester credits for the program.
PhysicsPHY 115 and PHY 116.

Note on General Education Courses

The following courses satisfy the general education requirement for the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design: COM 150, ENG 110, FLM 115, LAW 115, PHY 115, PHY 116, and nine credits of Humanities and Social Sciences courses (9), and three credits of English courses (3).

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