B.A. in Humanities, Music Concentration (120 cr)

General Education

Written Communication Competency (6 cr)

  • Choose one college level composition course:
    • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I
    • ENG-H 140  Advanced Freshman Composition
  • Choose one second college level composition course:

Speaking and Listening Competency (3 cr)

Quantitative Reasoning Competency (3-4 cr)

Natural Sciences Competency (5-6 cr)

Humanistic Artistic Competency (6 cr)

Social-Behavioral Competency (6 cr)

Program Requirements

First-Year Seminar (0-2 cr)

  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar or
  • HON-H100 Freshman Honors Seminar
    A passing grade is required in the First Year Seminar course. This course is mandatory for all beginning freshmen and for transfer students with no more than 12 credit hours of transferring coursework. This course must be taken in the first semester after admission to Indiana University East.

Information Literacy (3 cr)

CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers & Computing (or equivalent)

World Languages & Cultures (0-14 cr)

This requirement may be met by our World Language courses in one of the following ways:

  • Four courses in sequence in a single non-English language
  • Three non-English language courses (with at least two in sequence) and one culture course taught in English
  • Two courses in sequence in two different non-English languages (totaling 4 courses)
  • Two courses in sequence in one non-English language and two culture courses taught in English.

Music Concentration (30 cr)

Courses applied to general education or distribution may not be counted toward the concentration. Courses counted toward the concentration must be taken for a letter grade. At least 36 hours of the curriculum must be at the 300 level or higher, including 15 at the 300 level of the major. Minimum Requirements: 30 hours in Music, at least 15 hours at the 300 level or higher.

Music Curriculum

Program Prerequisites

These courses provide a basic introduction to music literacy and musicianship for students without previous formal training in music.  Students have the option of taking a placement test to pass out of these prerequisites.

Music Theory (8 cr)

Music History (6 cr)

Music Performance

3 semesters of applied lessons at the 300 level or higher
Choose from Flute, Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet or Voice. See the coordinator of music regarding lessons on other instruments.

MUS-X 95 Performance Class (0)-3 semesters, taken concurrently with 300-level lessons.

Capstone Project

MUS-I 420 Music Concentration Capstone

Other Recommended Courses:

  • MUS-K 361 Intro to MIDI/Computer Music
  • MUS-M 430 Intro to Contemporary Music
  • MUS-Z 310 Special Topics: Global Journeys in Music
  • MUS-X 40/70 Performance Ensemble (4 semesters)
  • 100/300 Applied lessons (5 additional semesters)


Choose additional courses to reach 120 credit hours total.

Writing Requirement
A grade of C (2.0) or above is necessary in all English composition courses required for a degree. Students must complete ENG W131 or the equivalent within the first 25 credit hours for which they are enrolled. Students must also complete a second writing course with a C (2.0) or above within the first 50 credit hours for which they are enrolled. This course should prepare students for writing research papers and include at least one method of widely accepted documentation and instruct students in library research skills. All students must complete a culminating writing experience in their major.

General Grade Requirement
No course with a grade below 2.0 ( C ) will be accepted in the major/concentration area. A passing grade is required in all other courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) is required for all courses taken toward a degree.

Required Credit Hours
For a bachelor degree a minimum of 30 hours at the 200 level or above must be completed at Indiana University East. At least 15 hours in the field of concentration must be completed at Indiana University East.

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