The Minor in Music, offered by the Department of Music Studies, is a 20-credit hour program for undergraduate students who are not music majors, but wish to enjoy music in the Boyer College of Music and Dance as part of their Temple experience. Students complete 5 credits in music theory for non-majors and then may select from an array of courses in music theory, music history, jazz, technology, private lessons or performance ensembles.

Special Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have completed one semester of coursework at Temple University before official acceptance can occur.

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Edward Flanagan, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs


Required Courses
MUST 1701Music Theory for Non-Music Majors2
MUST 1705Music Theory for Non-Music Majors II3
NOTE: Students MUST complete the required courses before taking electives in music.
A combination of courses in music theory, music history, and/or performance/ensembles. Course of study to be determined with a faculty advisor in the Music Studies Department. Possible courses include but are not limited to:15
Theory I
Theory II
Music in History
Music in History
History of Pop
History of Jazz
American Popular Music
Music in American Society
Latin Amer Mus Ensemble
Early Music Ensemble
Choral Ensemble
Total Credit Hours20