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
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
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
CALCULUS WITH 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
ENVIR EARTH SCI FND & APPLICA
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 101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 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 102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 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