Music, B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2019-2020

First Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3 U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core (MUSC 3101 recommended)
3
MUSC 1300: Its Language, History, and Culture
Major (Also satisfies Pathways Creative Expression)
3 MUSC 3235: Theory I: Eighteenth-Century Studies
Major
4
MUSC 1400: Fundamentals of Music
Major (Also satisfies Pathways Creative Expression)
3 MUSC 3211: Introductory Studies in Musicianship: Ear Training I
Major
2
MUSC 3221: Keyboard workshop I
Major
1 MUSC 3222: Keyboard Workshop II
Major
1

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
MUSC 3212: Eighteenth-Century Studies: Ear Training II
Major
2 MUSC 3213: Nineteenth-Century Studies: Ear Training III
Major
2
MUSC 3223: Keyboard Workshop III
Major
1 MUSC 3224: Keyboard Workshop IV
Major
1
MUSC 3236: Advanced Keyboard Workshop 2
Major
4 MUSC 3237: Theory III: Modern and Contemporary Studies
Major
4
General Elective
General Elective
3 MUSC 3241W: Music History and Score Analysis I: Ancient Music through 1750
Major
4
General Elective
General Elective
3 MUSC 3700-3781
Major
1

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
MUSC 3214: Twentieth-Century Studies: Ear Training IV
Major
2 MUSC 3226 or 3792
Major (MUSC 3226 recommended)
2
MUSC 3225 or 3791
Major (MUSC 3225 recommended)
2 MUSC 3243: Music History and Score Analysis III: Twentieth-Century to the Present
Major
4
MUSC 3225 or 3791
Major
4 General Elective
General Elective
4
MUSC 3700-3781
Major
1    

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12 credits Credits
MUSC 4430 through 4479
Major (Choose one course in the above range)
3 MUSC 4900-level seminar
Major (May substitute a suitable advanced course in another department or program if approved in advance by the director)
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Degree Details

36 Pathways Credits*

54 Major Credits

30 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a second major, or a minor, towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Music
423 Whitehead Hall
Douglas Cohen, Asst. Director
dcohen@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Music BA major includes two courses (MUSC 1300 and MUSC 1400) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Music BA only need to complete 36 additional Pathways credits.

The major recommends foreign language or proficiency in addition to the courses listed above.

Students who wish to be considered for performance lessons, MUSC 3791 and 3792, in place of advanced keyboard classes, MUSC 3225 and 3226, must demonstrate proficiency in an audition no later than the beginning of their junior year. Final approval will be given by the director. All MUSC courses offered to satisfy the requirements for a major in Music must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Music majors must meet with their advisor in the department prior to every semester in order to review their degree progress and to receive registration permissions for their MUSC courses in the following term.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Music
423 Whitehead Hall
Douglas Cohen, Asst. Director
dcohen@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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