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Bachelor of Music

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The major in music education prepares students to teach music in public elementary and secondary schools. Majors focus on voice or instrumental education. Students study most aspects of music (e.g. individual and ensemble performance) described in the performance major. They also study techniques and concepts of music education. Students must audition before taking advanced courses; they must also be admitted to the College of Education.

Major Details

College: College of Fine Arts
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/music/
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENG 101 First Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
MUS 110A Piano Class 1
MUS 120A Musical Skills and Structure I 3
MUS 130A Introduction to Music Literature 2
MUS 200 B-S 1
MUSI 182 A-Z 2
2nd Semester
ENG 102 First Year Composition 3
MUS 110B Piano Class I 1
MUS 120B Musical Skills and Structure II 3
MUS 130B Introduction to Music Literature 2
MUS 200 B-S 1
Techniques Menu 1
Techniques Menu 1
MUSI 182 A-Z 2
3rd Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
MUS 200 B-S 1
MUS 210A Piano Class 1
MUS 220A Musical Skills and Structure II 3
MUS 250 Introduction to Music Education/MEAR EXAM 3
Techniques Menu 1
Techniques Menu 1
MUSI 182 A-Z 2
4th Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Techniques Menu 1
MUS 200 B-S 1
MUS 210B Piano Class 1
MUS 220B Musical Skills and Structure II 3
MUSI 282 A-Z 2
LCEV 416 Sheltered English Instruction Methods 3
5th Semester
MATH 105/110/PHIL 1102 3
MUS 320 Form and Structure in 20th Century Music 3
MUS 330A History of Western Music 3
MUS 370 Introduction to Conducting 2
MUS 400 B-S 1
MUS 450 Teaching Music in the Elementary School 3
MUSI 382 A-Z 2
EDP 301 3
6th Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
MUS 330B History of Western Music 3
Techniques Menu 2
MUS 400 B-S 1
Techniques Menu 3
MUSI 382 A-Z 2
LRC 435 Content area Literacy in Multicultural Schools 3
7th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
MUS 338M Teaching Secondary School Subjects - Music 3
MUS/TTE 350 Schooling in America 3
Techniques Menu 1
MUS 400 B-S 1
Techniques Menu 2
MUS 498 Senior Recital 1
MUSI 482 A-Z 2
8th Semester
MUS 493M Student Teaching in Music Education 12
POL 210 U.S. and Arizona Constitution 3
LCEV 408 Methods of Teaching English to English Language Learners 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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