The major consists of a minimum of 11 full courses (or the equivalent).
Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the major.
View the catalog page for the Musical Studies department.
The Musical Studies major is designed for Arts and Sciences students with serious preparation for and interest in the study of music within a liberal arts context. The major emphasizes critical thinking, writing, and communications skills grounded in practical musical experience. Students in the major build musical foundations in applied study, musicianship skills, and music history, and continue more advanced work in the major with a selection of courses chosen to contextualize their consideration of music. Students interested in pursuing graduate work in music are advised to take additional courses beyond the minimum major requirements and to pursue the honors program.
Note: Students interested in intensive pre-professional training are advised to apply for the Bachelor of Music program in the Conservatory.