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 and Dance.

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 3196 and MUST 3696.

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 3196History of Pop3
MUST 3696Music in History3
World Music
MUST 4715World Music3
Choral Conducting
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
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
MUST 4700Latin Amer Mus Ensemble1
MUST 4710Early Music Ensemble1
Take any combination of the following choral ensembles for a total of 2 credits:2
Choral Ensemble
Concert Choir
Graduate Conductors Choir
Foreign Language
Foreign Language I4
Foreign Language II4
Foreign Language III3
Foreign Language IV3
Internship
MUST 4785Music Industry Internship3
Electives
Take any combination of the following three subjects for a total of 12 Music Elective credits:12
MUED 1000-4999
MUST 1000-4999
General Electives22
Total Credit Hours124

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Music

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2017-2018 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
General 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
MUST 2711Theory III4
MUST 2703Music in History3
MUST 4700Latin Amer Mus Ensemble1
IH 0851Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
Foreign Language I4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUSC 2406Secondary Piano for Music Majors1
MUST 2712Theory IV4
MUST 2704Music in History3
MUST 4710Early Music Ensemble1
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
Foreign Language II4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
MUSC 2323Basic Conducting1
MUST 3696Music in History [WI]3
Foreign Language III3
GenEd Breadth Course 3
GenEd Breadth Course3
General Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MUSC 2324Conducting Intermediate1
Foreign Language IV3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
General Elective3
Music Elective (select from MUSC, MUED, and MUST 1000-4999)3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MUST 3196History of Pop [WI]3
General Electives17
MUST 4785Music Industry Internship3
Music Elective (select from MUSC, MUED, and MUST 1000-4999)3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Music Electives (select from MUSC, MUED and MUST 1000-4999)6
General Electives6
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 124
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FMA 1141 Media Arts I (4 s.h.) is recommended as one of the General Electives.