Music Minor

The Minor allows a non-music MU student to earn a credential containing a balance of academic and practical musical knowledge. Designation of a completed Minor will appear on the diploma and transcript along with the major degree. Required courses in music theory and history are the same as those taken by music majors.

Requirements:

  • A total of 18 hours of music courses, with a minimum number in each category listed below. Six credits must be 2000-level or higher.  Because of the prerequisites that many courses have, the course numbers suggested below (in parentheses) usually constitute the minimum requirements.
  • Music Theory (Four hours: Music 1220 and 1221)
  • Music History (Six hours: Music 1322, 2307, and 2308)
  • Music Performance (Four hours, chosen from among appropriate applied classes [generally Music 2445] and/or ensemble courses [e.g., Music 1841 or 1842]).
  • The student chooses one of the above categories for his or her "emphasis area" and earns at least 4 additional hours in that category with the approval of his music advisor. If history or theory is the emphasis area, then the normal course sequence must be followed.