Music Education - B.Mus.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 128 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. See: http://www.franklin.uga.edu/students/college_degree_requirements.php
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. See: http://www.franklin.uga.edu/students/college_degree_requirements.php


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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): MUSI 2040 or MUSI 2050 or MUSI 2060 or MUSI(AFST)(AFAM) 2080 or MUSI 2090 or MUSI 2300 or MUSI 2300H

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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
MUSI 1100
MUSI 1110
MUSI 1120
MUSI 1130
MUSI 1810 (4 hours)
MUSI 2500 and MUSI 2510

Choose four hours from the following Large Ensemble courses:
MUSI 4700
MUSI 4710
MUSI 4740/6740
MUSI 4750/6750
MUSI 4760/6760
MUSI 4836
MUSI 4837
MUSI 4838/6838
MUSI 4839/6839
MUSI 4840/6840

Note: Music requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements. 
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Entrance Requirements
Students must audition to gain admission to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. This is a high-demand major. After meeting the entrance requirements, students will be selected based on the following high-demand selection criteria.
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
  • Entrance audition for first year students that selects students with very high music performance skills in a set instrumentation.
  • Passing subsequent music performance skills exam in the first and second years that demonstrate increasing musical maturity and skill in at least one performance medium.
  •  At the beginning of the second year of study, Intended Music Education students must apply to the program by submitting either a passing GACE general exam score, or exempting ACT/SAT scores. Students must also have achieved a minimum Overall GPA of 2.8.
  • Completion of one of the following courses: MUSI 2040, MUSI 2050, MUSI 2060, MUSI(AFST)(AFAM) 2080, MUSI 2090, MUSI 2300 and MUSI 2300H.
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    Major Requirements

    A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
    Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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    Required Courses (66 hours)

    Applied Study
    MUSI 2810 (4  hours)
    MUSI 3810 (2 hours)
    MUSI 3820 (2  hours)
    MUSI 4810 (2 hours) 

    Music Theory/Ear Training
    MUSI 2100
    MUSI 2110
    MUSI 2120 
    MUSI 2130 

    Music History
    MUSI 3210
    MUSI 3220

    Music Education
    MUSI 4500S/6500S
    MUSI 4520/6520 or MUSI 4530/6530
    MUSI 5450/7450 or SPED 2000 

    Education
    EDUC 2110*  or EDUC 2110H*  
    EDUC 2120 
    EDUC(EPSY) 2130 or EPSY 2130H 

    *Music Education majors are required to take a specific section of EDUC 2110 that is reserved for Music Education majors and taught by a Music Education professor.  Students should consult with their advisor before registering for this course. 

    Keyboard Competency
    MUSI 2520 and MUSI 2530 

    Secondary Methods
    Choose six (6) hours from the following courses in consultation with your Academic Advisor and Faculty Mentor: 
    MUSI 2400 
    MUSI 3400
    MUSI 3441

    MUSI 4350/6350
    MUSI 4360/6360
    MUSI 4370/6370
    MUSI 4380/6380

    Conducting
    MUSI 3480
    Plus one course from the following: 
    MUSI 3490
    MUSI 3500
    MUSI 3510

    Student Teaching Practicum

    EMUS 5460 (12 hours)
    All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions:
    http://epr.coe.uga.edu/gapsc/pre-service-certificate/

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    (This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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