Bachelor of Arts in Music Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
MUS 130 Rudiments of Music Theory 3
MUS 150 Concert Music 1 0
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 3 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 4 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music 1 0
MUS 201 Class Piano I 1
MUS 221 Fundamentals of Ear Training and Musicianship I 2
MUS 231 Contrapuntal Analysis and Synthesis 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
 Units15-16
Third Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music 1 0
MUS 202
Class Piano II 6
or Beginning Jazz/Pop Piano
1
MUS 222 Fundamentals of Ear Training and Musicianship II 2
MUS 232
Diatonic Analysis and Synthesis
or Modern Musicianship: Theory, Application and Ear Training I
3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music 1 0
MUS 233
Chromatic Analysis and Synthesis
or Modern Musicianship: Theory, Application and Ear Training II
3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music 1 0
MUS 420
20th Century Techniques
or Jazz Harmony
3
MUS 433 Introduction to Music Technology 2
Emphasis Electives (19 units) 8 5
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 7 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music 1 0
MUS 542GW Music in Culture and Context - GWAR 3
Emphasis Electives (19 units) 8 5
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 7 3
 Units14
Seventh Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music 1 0
MUS 520 Seminar in Music Literature 3
Emphasis Electives (19 units) 8 5
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 7 3
 Units14
Eighth Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music 1 0
MUS 598 Senior Thesis 3
Emphasis Electives (19 units) 8 4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 7 9
 Units16
 Total Units120-122