Music Theory - 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 120 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)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Foreign Language 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


Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Literature 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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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.
Preferred Course(s):  

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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

  • Grade in MUSI 1100, MUSI 1110, MUSI 1120MUSI 1130, MUSI 2100, MUSI 2110 are considered in the major admission decision
  •  Interview with the Composition and Theory area faculty during the fourth semester of theory (MUSI 2120). 
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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 (50 hours)
    Applied Study
    Ten (10) hours from the following:
    MUSI 2810 (4 hours)
    MUSI 3810 (2 hours)
    MUSI 3820 (2 hours)

    Two (2) hours of Applied Composition:
    MUSI 2812 

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

    Plus fifteen (15) hours of any combination of the following 4000-level Theory courses: 
    MUSI 4000 
    MUSI 4110/6110
    MUSI 4120/6120
    MUSI 4140/6140
    MUSI 4145/6145
    MUSI 4990 

    Music History
    MUSI 3210
    MUSI 3220

    Plus one course from the following: 
    MUSI 3020
    MUSI 3021
    MUSI 4250/6250
    MUSI 4270/6270
    MUSI 4290
    MUSI(AFST) 4291/6291
    WMST(MUSI) 4310/6310
    MUSI 4783/6783

    Conducting
    MUSI 3480

    Keyboard Competency 
    MUSI 2520
    MUSI 2530
    MUSI 3470

    Career Preparedness 
    MUSI 4010 (2 hours)
    MUSI 4060/6060 (1 hour) 


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    General Electives
    There are no general electives for this degree.  If not completed in the core curriculum, the College-wide requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major.
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    (This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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