Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 63 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:


  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • COM 100 Human Communication OR COM 110 Public Speaking OR COM 115 Interpersonal Communication

Social Science

  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved History (HIS) Electives
  • 3 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved Social Science Electives


  • 6 credit hours of SUNY General Education approved Mathematics Electives/Science Electives (Must include one Mathematics course.)
  • PHY 105 Physics of Sound


  • MUS 106 Music Theory I
  • MUS 106L Music Theory I Lab
  • MUS 107 Music Theory II
  • MUS 107L Music Theory II Lab
  • MUS 111 Master Composers I
  • MUS 117 Master Composers II
  • MUS 206 Music Theory III
  • MUS 206L Music Theory III Lab
  • MUS 207 Music Theory IV
  • MUS 207L Music Theory IV Lab
  • MUS 215 Music History I: Medieval to Baroque
  • MUS 216 Music History II: Classic to Modern

Applied Music

  • 4 credit hours of Applied Music Electives* (Four semesters in one specific instrument or voice are required)

Performance/Music Ensemble

  • 4 credit hours of Music Ensemble Electives** (Four semesters are required)

Health/Physical Education

  • 2 credit hours of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Electives

* Applied Music Electives: MUS 131 Piano, MUS 132 Voice, MUS 133 Trumpet, MUS 134 Flute, MUS 135 Classical Guitar, MUS 137 Saxophone, MUS 146 Drumset, MUS 160 Percussion, MUS 161 French Horn, MUS 163 Jazz Bass, MUS 164 Trombone, MUS 165 Clarinet, MUS 167 Jazz Piano, MUS 169 Jazz Voice and MUS 168 Jazz Guitar. (Four semesters in one specific instrument or voice required)

** Music Ensemble Electives: MUS 109 Vocal Jazz Ensemble, MUS 118 Guitar Ensemble, MUS 119 Percussion Ensemble, MUS 120 Finger Lakes Chorale, MUS 125 Finger Lakes Camerata, MUS 126 College Singers, MUS 127 Jazz Ensemble, MUS 129 Performance Class I, MUS 145 Chamber Wind Ensemble and MUS 229 Performance Class II. (Four semesters required)

SUNY General Education Electives

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