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  • Music, Bachelor of Arts

    The B.A. curriculum is for students who want a liberal arts education with an emphasis in music. Students can minor in other subject areas such as English, psychology or history.

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

    Programs are available in music, music history and literature, music history and literature with emphasis in ethnomusicology, and music theory or composition. Programs are accredited by NASM and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

    Foreign Language

    Students must take 10 credits of foreign language or show a minimum proficiency in a single language by taking a placement test. If the proficiency is met, it does not reduce the 120 credits required for the degree. Foreign language courses can be taken S-U or for a letter grade, and the minimum grade is a C. Foreign language credit cannot be obtained through CLEP examinations.

    All students pursuing the B.A. must consult a department advisor and get approval before attempting the elective portion of this program.

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    B.A. in Music

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702 instead)
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUT 1121 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MVK 1111 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Complete 2 credits of (MV_ 141_) Performance Principal coursework with minimum grade of C
    • Voice emphasis only must take MUS 2211 and MUS 2241
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702 instead)
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUS 1360 and MUT 1122 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MVK 1112 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Complete 2 additional credits of (MV_ 141_) Performance Principal with minimum grade of C
    • Voice emphasis only must take MUS 2221 and MUS 2231
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete MUN 1000 and MUT 2126 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MVK 2221 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Complete 2 credits of (MV_ 242_) Performance Principal with minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete MUN 1000 and MUT 2127 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MVK 2222 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Complete 2 additional credits of (MV_ 242_) Performance Principal with minimum grade of C
    • Comprehensive Musicianship Jury
    • 2000-level Performance Jury
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete 3 credits of (MV_ 343_) Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level; keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1, 3 credits, or
    MUT 1001 Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments, 2 credits
    Placement test determines if the student starts in Rudiments or Theory 1
    3
    MVK 1111 Secondary Piano 1
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level; keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUS 1360 Introduction to Music Technology 3
    MUT 1122 Theory of Music 2 or
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1
    3
    MVK 1112 Secondary Piano 2
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2126 Theory of Music 3 3
    MVK 2221 Secondary Piano 3
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MV_ 242_ Performance Principal 2
    Foreign language 5
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2127 Theory of Music 4 3
    MVK 2222 Secondary Piano 4
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MV_ 242_ Performance Principal 2
    Foreign language 5
    Total 15
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    For the B.A. with concentration in music, students must complete at least 35 major and elective credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUN Ensemble
    3000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MV_ 343_ Performance Principal 3
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Electives 6
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    MUH 3213 Survey of Music History 3
    GE-H
    3
    MUN Ensemble
    3000 level
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MV_ 343_ Performance Principal 3
    MV_ 3970 Junior Recital 1
    Physical Science
    GE-P
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 14
    Semester 7 Credits
    Biological Science
    GE-B
    3
    Electives 6
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Science laboratory 1
    Total 13
    Semester 8 Credits
    Biological Science
    GE-B
    3
    Electives 12
    Total 15
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    Music History and Literature

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702 instead)
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUT 1121 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MVK 1111 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Complete 2 credits of (MV_ 141_) Performance Principal with minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702 instead)
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUS 1360 and MUT 1122 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MVK 1112 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Complete 2 additional credits of (MV_ 141_) Performance Principal with minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUT 2126 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MVK 2221 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUT 2127 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MVK 2222 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Comprehensive Musicianship Jury
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete 3 credits of (MV_ 343_) Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level; keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1, 3 credits, or
    MUT 1001 Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments, 2 credits
    Placement test determines if the student starts in Rudiments or Theory 1
    3
    MVK 1111 Secondary Piano 1
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Composition
    GE-C
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level; keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUS 1360 Introduction to Music Technology 3
    MUT 1122 Theory of Music 2 or
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1
    3
    MVK 1112 Secondary Piano 2
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2126 Theory of Music 3 3
    MVK 2221 Secondary Piano 3
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    ​Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3​
    ​Elective 3​
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2127 Theory of Music 4 3
    MVK 2222 Secondary Piano 4
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    Biological Science
    GE-B
    3
    Physical Science
    GE-P
    3
    Total 13
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    For the B.A. with concentration in music history and literature, students must complete at least 39 major and elective credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUH or MUL course
    3000/4000 level
    3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    Electives 6
    Foreign language 5
    Total 17
    Semester 6 Credits
    MUH 3213 Survey of Music History 3
    GE-H
    3
    MUH or MUL course
    3000/4000 level
    3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    ​Foreign language 5​
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 14
    Semester 7 Credits
    MUH or MUL course
    3000/4000 level
    3
    Biological Science
    GE-B
    3
    Electives 9
    Science laboratory
    GE-P or B
    1
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    MUH or MUL course
    3000/4000 level
    3
    MUS 4905 Senior Project 3
    Electives 6
    Total 12
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    Music History and Literature with Emphasis in Ethnomusicology

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete MUH 2501 and MUT 1121 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702 instead)
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MVK 1111 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Complete 2 credits of (MV_ 241_) Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702 instead)
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUS 1360 and MUT 1122 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MVK 1112 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Complete 2 additional credits of (MV_ 241_) Performance Principal with minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete MUH 2530 and MUT 2126 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MVK 2221 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete MUT 2127 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MVK 2222 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Comprehensive Musicianship Jury
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H​​
    3​
    MUH 2501 Introduction to World Musics
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level; keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1, 3 credits, or
    MUT 1001 Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments, 2 credits
    Placement test determines if the student starts in Rudiments or Theory 1
    3
    MVK 1111 Secondary Piano 1
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level; keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUS 1360 Introduction to Music Technology 3
    MUT 1122 Theory of Music 2 or
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1
    3
    MVK 1112 Secondary Piano 2
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    ​Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3​
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    MUH 2530 Popular and Traditional Musics of Africa 3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2126 Theory of Music 3 3
    MVK 2221 Secondary Piano 3
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    Foreign language 5
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2127 Theory of Music 4 3
    MVK 2222 Secondary Piano 4
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    ​Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3​
    Foreign language 5
    Total 15
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    For the B.A. in with concentration in history and literature with emphasis in ethnomusicology, students must complete at least 33 major and elective credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUH 3541 Latin American Music
    GE-S
    3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    Elective 3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    ​3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    MUH 3213 Survey of Music History 3
    GE-H
    3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    Biological Science
    GE-B
    3
    Electives 6
    Physical Science
    GE-P
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    MUH or MUL course
    3000/4000 level
    3
    Biological Sciences
    GE-B
    3
    Electives ​5
    ​Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3​​
    Science laboratory
    GE-P or B
    1
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    MUH or MUL course
    3000/4000 level
    3
    MUS 4905 Senior Project 3
    Electives 7
    Total 13
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    Music Theory/Composition

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702 instead)
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUT 1121 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MVK 1111 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Complete MUC 1211 with a minimum grade of C (theory majors should take a one-credit MUT elective)
    • Complete 2 credits of (MV_ 141_) Performance Principal with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete MUC 1212 with a minimum grade of C (theory majors should take an additional one-credit MUT elective)
    • Complete MUN 1000 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702 instead)
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUS 1360 and MUT 1122 with minimum grades of C
    • Complete MVK 1112 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Complete 2 additional credits of (MV_ 141_) Performance Principal with minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete MUC 2101 with a minimum grade of C (theory majors should take an additional one-credit MUT elective)
    • Complete MUS 1010 with a grade of S
    • Complete MUT 2126 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MVK 2221 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete MUC 2102 with a minimum grade of C (theory majors should take an additional one-credit MUT elective)
    • Complete MUT 2127 with a minimum grade of C
    • Complete MVK 2222 with a minimum grade of C (keyboard emphasis students exempt)
    • Comprehensive Musicianship Jury
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H​​
    3​
    MUC 1211 Composition Skills 1 ♦♦ 1
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level; keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1, 3 credits, or
    MUT 1001 Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments, 2 credits
    Placement test determines if the student starts in Rudiments or Theory 1
    3
    MVK 1111 Secondary Piano 1
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Total 17
    Semester 2 Credits
    MUC 1212 Composition Skills 2 ♦♦ 1
    MUN Ensemble
    1000 level; keyboard emphasis must take MVK 3702
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUS 1360 Introduction to Music Technology 3
    MUT 1122 Theory of Music 2 or
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1
    3
    MVK 1112 Secondary Piano 2
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MV_ 141_ Performance Principal 2
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Total 17
    Semester 3 Credits
    MUC 2101 Composition Skills 3 ♦♦ 1
    MUT 2126 Theory of Music 3 3
    MVK 2221 Secondary Piano 3
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    ​Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3​
    Foreign language 5
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    MUC 2102 Composition Skills 4 ♦♦ 1
    MUH 3211 Survey of Music History 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    MUT 2127 Theory of Music 4 3
    MVK 2222 Secondary Piano 4
    Keyboard emphasis exempt
    1
    Foreign language 5
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 16

    ♦♦ Theory majors do not take composition skills and should add four credits of MUT electives.

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    For the B.A. with concentration in theory and composition, students must complete at least 35 major and elective credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    MUC or MUT course
    3000/4000 level
    3
    MUG 4101 Conducting 1 2
    MUH 2501 Introduction to World Musics or
    MUH 2530 Popular and Traditional Musics of Africa or
    MUH 3541 Latin American Music
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUH 3212 Survey of Music History 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 14
    Semester 6 Credits
    MUC or MUT course
    3000/4000 level
    3
    MUH 3213 Survey of Music History 3
    GE-H
    3
    MUS 1010 Recital Attendance 0
    Biological Science
    GE-B
    3
    Electives 5
    Total 14
    Semester 7 Credits
    MUC or MUT course
    3000/4000 level
    3
    Biological Science
    GE-B
    3
    Electives 7
    Science laboratory
    GE-P or B
    1
    Total 14
    Semester 8 Credits
    MUS 4905 Projects and Problems in Music 3
    ​Electives ​6
    Physical Science
    GE-P
    3
    Total 12

    Bachelor of Arts degrees require 2 courses in physical sciences and 2 courses in biological sciences.

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