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  Jan 23, 2018
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A. - Music Industry Studies Subplan/Option: 180 units

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Offered by: College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, Music Department

Requirements for All Music Majors

Required of all students.  A grade of C or better is required in all core courses.  A cumulative GPA in core and required courses must be 2.0 or higher in order to receive a degree in the major.

Within the first six quarters of becoming a music major, all students must complete:

Required Support Courses: 8 units

The following major support course should be used to satisfy the indicated GE requirements. If this course is not used to satisfy GE, the total units to degree may be more than 180 units.

Elective Support Courses: 33 units

Select 6 units from the following (3 must be upper-division)

Completion of Sub-Areas: 24 units


  • Choose 4 units from each sub-area A, B, and C for a total of 12 units. (12 units)
  • Choose an additional 12 units in any combination from areas A, B, or C.
  • Note: 13 of the total of 24 sub-area units must be upper division in order to satisfy the university requirement of 60 total upper division units upon graduation.

General Education Requirements: 68 units

Students should consult the Academic Programs website for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)

  1. Oral Communication
  2. Written Communication
  3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)

  1. Physical Science
  2. Biological Science
  3. Laboratory Activity
  4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Humanities (16 units)

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Philosophy and Civilization
  3. Literature and Foreign Languages
  4. Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)

  1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
  2. History, Economics, and Political Science
  3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
  4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)

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