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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Pathway: Visual and Performing Arts

The Music BA program is for students who wish to specialize in music and still have time to explore WVU's academic offerings. It’s also perfect if you want to combine the study of music by double majoring in a non-music field.

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 121-127D Applied Music
    2
  • MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Non-MUSC Elective
    3
18
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 121-127D Applied Music
    2
  • MUSC 163 Aural Theory 2 Exclamation Point
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Non-MUSC Elective
    3
  • MUSC 164 Written Theory 2 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 177 Introduction to Music Listening Exclamation Point
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation
    0
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Download the Guide application

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Exercise daily
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Complete the financial literacy course

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 221-227D Applied Music
    2
  • MUSC 261 Aural Theory 3 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 262 Written Theory 3 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation
    0
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Non-MUSC Elective
    3
16
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 221-227D Applied Music
    2
  • MUSC 263 Aural Theory 4 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 264 Written Theory 4 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 271 History of Western Musical Traditions 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation
    0
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 1
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Join a club sport team
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 321-327D Applied Music
    2
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation
    0
  • MUSC History or Theory Electives
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • Foreign Language 2
    3
  • Non-MUSC Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 321-327D Applied Music
    2
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation
    0
  • MUSC History or Theory Electives
    2
  • Foreign Language 3
    3
  • Non-MUSC Elective
    6
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend a football game
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Work on a community service project
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Attend a career fair
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 421-427D Applied Music
    2
  • Non-MUSC Electives
    8
  • Foreign Language 4
    3
14
Spring
  • MUSC Major Ensemble
    1
  • MUSC 421-427D Applied Music
    2
  • Non-MUSC Electives
    8
  • MUSC 492 Directed Study
    1-3
12
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Sign up for graduation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Exercise daily
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Become a leadWELL Trainer

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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