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Minor in Music

The music minor requires 15 credit hours: 6 in music theory (MUTH); 6 in music history or music appreciation (MUHI, MUGN); and 3 others, which may include applied lessons (MUAP) or ensembles (MUEN).



Music Theory (6 credits):

MUTH 103 – Theory I (3 credits)*
MUTH 104 – Theory II (3 credits)*

*For former Music Majors, Theory I for majors (MUTH 107 or MUTH 101/105) may be substituted for MUTH 103, and Theory II for majors (MUTH 108 or MUTH 102/106) may be substituted for MUTH 104.

Note that AP credit or MUTH 103 proficiency in theory do not reduce the overall 15 credit hour requirement for the minor, although the MUTH hours are reduced from 6 to 3.

Music History or Appreciation (6 credits):

Any two 3-credit courses drawn from MUHI or MUGN. Some upperclass students may have taken MUPM courses; these may count towards the Minor but are not recognized by SIS. A course waiver/substitution form will need to be signed by the Minor Advisor.

Electives (3 credits):

Any 3 credits in MUGN, MUHI, MUAP (applied lessons) or MUEN (ensembles). Note: MUAP and MUEN courses may be taken for 1 or 2 credits each and can be used in any combination to fulfill this requirement. MUAP courses require an applied lessons fee.

If you have questions regarding the Music Minor, please contact Dr. Ross Duffin, Minor Advisor for the Department of Music, at

Page last modified: October 6, 2016