The Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Liberal Arts includes the General Education Requirements, the Music Core, a minor (or second major) in a discipline other than music, and electives to total 120 semester hours. This emphasis serves as a traditional liberal arts education. Students with dual interests and abilities will benefit from this degree offering.

  • Music, BA  requires 120 credit hours.
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA in major, minor, and overall.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
     
Degree Requirements:
Freshman Composition6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
Humanities and Fine Arts12
12 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts chosen from the following categories below
Fine Arts3
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature: Choose one or two3-6
Students must have a two course sequence in either Literature or History.
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities and Fine Arts: Choose one or two3-6
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Any WLC 100 or 200 level 1
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
Mathematics and Natural Sciences11
Mathematics: Choose one3
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Choose any two8
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences
12 hours of History and Social and Behavioral Sciences chosen from the following categories below
History: Choose one or two3-6
Students must have a two course sequence in either Literature or History.
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two or three6-9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
Pre-Professional Courses3
Any WLC 100 or 200 level course
Music Core 1
The Music Core consists of a common 40 semester hours of music courses that are included in every Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.
Principal Instrument9
MUA 200-level
MUA 300-level
MUA 400-level
SENIOR RECITAL
Music Theory12
MUSIC THEORY I
MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS I
MUSIC THEORY II
MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS II
THEORY OF MUSIC III
MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS III
Ensembles 17
MUX 300-level
Additional Music Requirements9
INTRO TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
HISTORY OF MUSIC I
HISTORY OF MUSIC II
CONDUCTING
Music Forum0
Students must pass this course 7 times, transfer students must pass this course for every semester they are in enrolled as a Music major at UAH
MUSIC FORUM
Minor Courses18
Elective Courses
Elective hours vary by program, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
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Must include at least one hour of MUX 396

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
Math  3
MU 106INTRO TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 1
MU 100INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE 3
Principle Instrument  1.5
 Term Semester Hours: 12.5
Spring
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
MU 201
MU 203
MUSIC THEORY I
and MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS I
4
Science w/Lab  4
Principle Instrument  1.5
Ensemble  1
 Term Semester Hours: 13.5
Year 2
Fall
EH 207READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I 3
  or EH 208  or READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2 
WLC 101  3
Science w/Lab  4
Principle Instrument  1.5
MU 202
MU 204
MUSIC THEORY II
and MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS II
4
Ensemble  1
 Term Semester Hours: 16.5
Spring
WLC 102  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
EH 207READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I 3
  or EH 208  or READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2 
Principle Instrument  1.5
MU 301THEORY OF MUSIC III 3
  or MU 303  or MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS III 
Ensemble  1
 Term Semester Hours: 14.5
Year 3
Fall
Humanities  3
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
  or HY 104  or WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 
Principle Instrument 4XX  1.5
Ensemble and Electives  2
MU 311HISTORY OF MUSIC I 3
MU 325CONDUCTING 2
 Term Semester Hours: 14.5
Spring
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
  or HY 104  or WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 
Social/Behavioral Science  3
MU 312HISTORY OF MUSIC II 3
MUA 498  1.5
Ensemble  1
Minor Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 14.5
Year 4
Fall
Ensemble  1
Minor Courses  9
Electives  6
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
Ensemble  1
Minor Courses  9
Electives  6
 Term Semester Hours: 16
 Total Semester Hours: 118