21 Credits of General Education, including ENGL 15 or 30H, INART 50, MATH 140, PHYS 250 or 211, PHYS 251 or 212, should be completed prior to application to the BA in Music degree.
GWS Writing and Speaking (9)
____ ENGL 15 or ENGL 30H (3)†
English 15 is available spring semesters only for Arts and Architecture students.
____ CAS 100 (3)
____ ENGL 202B (3)
GQ Quantification (6)
GS Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)
GH Humanities (6)
GA Arts (6)
GN Natural Sciences (9)*
GHA Exercise and Sports Science (3)
US United States Cultures (3)
IL International Cultures (3)
Writing Across the Curriculum (W) (3)
BA Requirements (9-24 credits)
May not be double-counted with US or IL requirements, but may double-count with any other requirement; many Other Cultures courses have dual designations, e.g., ARTH 130 (GH) is also Other Cultures.
B.A. Fields (9)
* Since the prescribed GN units total 11, two more than the general education requirement for GN, two of these credits are to count as B.A. Fields credits.
** Courses taken by advisement; students may propose alternate courses to their adviser if they wish. For a list of available B.A. Fields courses, please see
† Course to be completed prior to applying for the option.
PHYS 250 and 251 are algebra-based. PHYS 211 and 212 are calculus-based.
For most students, it will likely be sufficient to complete PHYS 250 and 251 plus MATH 140 and MATH 220.
Advanced students (likely those entering with AP calculus credits) may wish to consider taking an engineering focused track as follows:
MATH 140 Calculus I
MATH 141 Calculus II
MATH 250 Differential Equations
PHYS 211 Mechanics
PHYS 212 Electricity and Magnetism
EE 210 Circuits and Devices