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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Composition, B.M.

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Coordinator: Dr. Jason Haney
Phone: (540) 568-6664

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  courses 38-41 Credit Hours 1
  • Core music program courses 30 Credit Hours
  • Major concentration courses and electives 61 Credit Hours


1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Total: 129-132 Credit Hours

Major Requirements


Additional requirements: Admission to this concentration by approval of theory/composition faculty. Grades no lower than “B” in all theory and composition courses.


2 Must include two different iterations of MUS 450 .
3 The MUS 480  requirement will be fulfilled by taking the class when the seminar focuses on a topic within the past century. MUS 480  can also be repeated to fulfill the requirements for a music literature elective or the approved music electives.
4 Various ensembles approved by adviser.
5 Approved music electives may not be fulfilled by additional ensemble credits.

Total: 61 Credit Hours

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