College of Communication and the Arts

Minor Degrees in Music

A minor in Music makes the perfect complement to any degree! 

Students may pursue a music minor in the areas of Jazz, Instrumental, Vocal, Keyboard; Music Theory, Music History and LiteratureMusic Business and Recording Arts or Music Technology. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all coursework completed in the minor. 


Jazz Minor – 22 Hours

  • MUS 1000 Performance Laboratory (2 semesters)
  • MUS 1010 Concert Attendance (3 semesters)
  • MUS 1570, 1590, 2570, or 2580 Piano Class (Class assigned by diagnostic test)
  • MUS 1700 Jazz Fundamentals
  • MUS 2700 Jazz Improvisation I
  • MUS 2710 Jazz Improvisation II
  • MUS 1800 Applied Jazz Music (2 semesters)
  • MUS 2800 Applied Jazz Music (2 semesters)
  • MUS 3020, 3150, 3050:136, or 3050:137 Jazz Ensembles (4 semesters)
  • MUS 3450 Jazz History and Literature

Instrumental Minor– 22 Hours

  • MUS 1000 Performance Laboratory (2 semesters)
  • MUS 1010 Concert Attendance (3 semesters)
  • MUS 1570, 1590, 2570, or 2580 Piano Class (Class assigned by
  • diagnostic test)
  • MUS 1610 Music Theory I
  • MUS 1800 Applied Music (2 semesters)
  • MUS 2800 Applied Music (2 semesters)
  • MUS 3010, 3040, 3050:36, or 3090:137 Ensembles (4 semesters)
  • MUS 2410 Music History and Literature I
  • MUS Electives (excluding ensembles)

Vocal Minor– 22 Hours

  • MUS 1000 Performance Laboratory (2 semesters)
  • MUS 1010 Concert Attendance (3 semesters)
  • MUS 1570, 1590, 2570, or 2580 Piano Class (Class assigned diagnostic test)
  • MUS 1610 Music Theory I
  • MUS 1800 Applied Music (2 semesters)
  • MUS 2800 Applied Music (2 semesters)
  • MUS 3140, 3160, or 3180 Ensembles (4 semesters)
  • MUS 2410 Music History and Literature I
  • MUS Electives (excluding ensembles)

Keyboard Minor– 22 Hours

  • MUS 1000 Performance Laboratory (2 semesters)
  • MUS 1010 Concert Attendance (3 semesters)
  • MUS 1610 Music Theory I
  • MUS 1800 Applied Music (2 semesters)
  • MUS 2800 Applied Music (2 semesters)
  • MUS 3010, 3040, 3050:44, 3090, 3140, 3160, or 3180 Ensembles (4 semesters)
  • MUS 2410 Music History and Literature I
  • MUS 3580 Functional Piano Techniques
  • MUS Electives (excluding ensembles)

Music Theory Minor– 22 Hours

  • MUS 1000 Performance Laboratory (2 semesters)
  • MUS 1010 Concert Attendance (3 semesters)
  • MUS 1570, 1590, 2570, or 2580 Piano Class (Class assigned by diagnostic test)
  • MUS 1610 Music Theory I
  • MUS 1620 Music Theory II
  • MUS 2610 Music Theory III
  • MUS 2620 Music Theory IV
  • MUS 2410 Music History and Literature I

Music History and Literature Minor– 22 Hours

  • MUS 1000 Performance Laboratory (2 semesters)
  • MUS 1010 Concert Attendance (3 semesters)
  • MUS 1570, 1590, 2570, or 2580 Piano Class (Class assigned by diagnostic test)
  • MUS 1610 Music Theory I
  • MUS 2410 Music History and Literature I
  • MUS 3410 Music History and Literature II
  • MUS 3420 Music History and Literature III
  • MUS 4000 level Music History Class
  • MUS Electives (excluding ensembles)

Music Business and Recording Arts Minor– 22 Hours

  • MUS 1000 Performance Laboratory (2 semesters)
  • MUS 1010 Concert Attendance (3 semesters)
  • MUS 1570, 1590, 2570, or 2580 Piano Class (Class assigned by diagnostic test)
  • MUS 1610 Music Theory I
  • MUS 2270 Recording Techniques
  • MUS 2280 Survey of Music Business
  • MUS 3270 Advanced Recording Techniques
  • MUS3280 Concert and Event Production
  • MUS 3290 Music Industry Practicum
  • MUS 4290 Music Industry Internship
  • PHYS 1310 Physics of Music and Sound

Music Technology – Total of 22 hours

  • MUS 1000 Performance Laboratory (0 hours - to be taken concurrently with MUS 3270)
  • MUS 1570 Class Piano (1 hour)
  • MUS 1610 Music Theory and Ear Training (4 hours)
  • MUS 2260 Electronic Music (2 hours)
  • MUS 2270 Recording Techniques (2 hours)
  • MUS 3260 Advanced Electronic Music (2 hours)
  • MUS 3270 Advanced Recording Techniques (2 hours)
  • MUS 3470 Theatre Sound (3 hours)
  • MUS 4990 Recording Studio Internship (3 hours – must take twice for 6 hours)
  • PHYS 1310 (3 hours – to be taken as one of the Natural Science requirements in the Gen Ed)
Last Updated: 3/23/15