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

Dance, B.A.

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Bachelor of Arts in Dance

The School of Theatre and Dance offers a B.A. in dance. A dance major must fulfill degree and major requirements.

Degree and Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Foreign Language classes (intermediate level required) 0-14 Credit Hours 2
  • Philosophy course (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours
  • University electives 14-28 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (listed below) 48-49 Credit Hours

Total: 120 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.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student’s chosen language (typically 232) or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ placement test.

Major Requirements

All students pursuing a B.A. degree in dance must complete the core requirements.

Total: 8-9 Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Technique Courses

The student is required to complete 10 credits in modern and four credits in ballet technique, with placement to be assessed in conference with dance faculty. Modern, ballet and jazz technique classes all have an advanced level course in the curriculum. The requirements listed below are the minimum level expected of dance major students. Most majors will take additional technique courses as university electives throughout their study in the dance program.

Total: 48-49 Credit Hours

Recommended Schedule for Dance Majors

Fourth Year

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