Bachelor of Science in Music

Cynthia Folio, Chair
215-204-8315
cfolio@temple.edu

This program is designed to prepare students for such fields as library science, the publishing industry, communications, the computer software industry, and other new and diverse areas of the music profession. Applicants must arrange to take examinations in the area of musicianship before qualifying for admission to the program. This may be done by contacting Mr. James Short (215-204-8598) at the Boyer College of Music.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Science in Music is conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 credits.

University Requirements

  • All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses for the major are MUST 3696 and MUST 3796.

Program Requirements

General Education courses32
Music Theory
MUST 1711Theory I4
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2712Theory IV4
Music History
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 3696Music in History3
MUST 3796Music in History3
Select one of the following:3
History of Jazz
History of Pop
Counterpoint
MUST 4717Counterpoint3
Orchestration
MUST 3713Orchestration3
Keyboard Harmony
MUST 3741Keyboard Harmony3
Analysis
MUST 4718Analysis3
American and World Music
MUST 1704Music in American Society3
MUST 4715World Music3
Choral Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
MUSC 4323Conducting (Choral)2
Secondary Piano
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Ensembles
Take any combination of the following three courses for a total of 7 credits:7
Choral Ensemble
Concert Choir
Graduate Conductors Choir
Foreign Language
Foreign Language I4
Foreign Language II4
Foreign Language III3
Foreign Language IV3
Electives
Take any combination of the following three subjects for a total of 8 Music Elective credits:8
MUED 1000-4999
MUST 1000-4999
Music Theory Elective3
Free Elective3
Total Credit Hours124

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Music

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MUSC 1405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 1711Theory I4
Free Elective3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUSC 1406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 1712Theory II4
MUST 4715World Music3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
MUSC 2405Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2703Music in History3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 2704Music in History3
GenEd Breadth Course3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUST 3696Music in History [WI]3
MUST 3713Orchestration3
Foreign Language I4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
MUST 4717Counterpoint3
MUST 3741Keyboard Harmony3
Foreign Language II4
MUST 3796Music in History [WI]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Select one of the following:1
Choral Ensemble 
Concert Choir 
Graduate Conductors Choir 
MUSC 4323Conducting (Choral)2
Select one of the following:3
History of Pop [WI] 
History of Jazz 
MUST 1704Music in American Society3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Foreign Language III3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MUST 4718Analysis3
Music Electives (select from MUSC, MUED and MUST 1000-4999)8
Music Theory Elective3
Foreign Language IV3
 Term Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours: 124