Bachelor of Arts in Music – MUS Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017-2018 with an AA-T in Music. At least thirteen units in the major (MUS 221, MUS 222, MUS 231, MUS 232, MUS 233, possibly MUS 201, MUS 202) and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
MUS 150 Concert Music 0
MUS 201 Class Piano I 1
or take University Elective if Class Piano taken for ADT
 
MUS 420
20th Century Techniques
or Jazz Harmony
3
MUS 506
Survey of Jazz 1
or Women in Jazz
3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
or University Elective if equivalent course taken before transfer
 
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective 2
 Units15
Second Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music 0
MUS 202
Class Piano II
or Beginning Jazz/Pop Piano
1
or take University Elective if Class Piano taken for ADT
 
Major Electives – Theory/Practice 2 3-4
Major Electives – History/Literature 3 3-4
Major Electives – Instruction/Ensembles 4 2
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government taken before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music 0
MUS 433 Introduction to Music Technology 2
Major Electives – Theory/Practice 2 3-4
Major Electives – History/Literature 3 3-4
Major Electives – Instruction/Ensembles 4 2
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music 0
MUS 542GW Music in Culture and Context - GWAR 3
MUS 598 Senior Thesis 3
Major Electives – Instruction/Ensembles 4 2-3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
or take University Elective
 
University Elective 3
 Units15
 Total Units60
1

 MUS 506 and MUS 509 satisfy the US History requirement

2

 Major Electives – Theory/Practice

Select courses from MUS 405-MUS 477, excluding MUS 433 and either MUS 420 or MUS 440.

3

Major Electives – History/Literature

Select courses from MUS 501-MUS 559, excluding MUS 542GW.

4

 Major Electives – Instruction/Ensembles

Select course from MUS 303, MUS 313, MUS 353, MUS 371-MUS 399.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University wide requirements: 9-18 units                               

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0-3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper Division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units)
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Music are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Music (B.A.) major:  30-32 units

(MUS 221, MUS 222, MUS 231, MUS 232, MUS 233 completed in ADT; class piano may have been completed in ADT) depending on the number of requirements met via ADT.

  • Lower Division Core (0-2 units): MUS 201 and either MUS 202 or MUS 206, if not taken for ADT
  • Upper Division Core/GWAR (11 units)
  • Electives (19 units) – select in consultation with a Music faculty advisor.
    • Theory and Practice (6-7 units)
    • History and Literature (6-7 units)
    • Instruction and Performance Ensembles (6-7 units) – auditions required for private study and performance ensembles
  • Concert attendance required each semester in residence: MUS 150: Concert Music (0 units)

University electives: 8 or more units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State - some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. UD GE and the major.