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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music, B.S.


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The Bachelor of Science degree in Music (With Studies in Music Industry and Recording Technology) is designed to give students a broad understanding of the activities and responsibilities of a music industry professional, stressing studies in music, music industry, business, and recording technology.

To be eligible for graduation, students must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above, satisfy the College’s residency requirement and complete all General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. In addition, students majoring in Music Industry and Recording Technology must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in all required Music courses.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

General Education Requirement


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirements


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Required Major Courses:


Historical and Theoretical Courses


Business, Music Industry, and Recording Technology Courses


Music Performance Courses


  • Primary Applied Music 7 credit hours
  • Secondary Applied Music 2 credit hours (2 credits must be in piano)
  • Music Ensemble 7 credit hours
  • Recital Attendance 0 credit hours (six semesters required)
  • Piano Proficiency 0 credit hours

Suggested Course Sequence:


Freshman Year


Fall Semester (14.5 credits)


Spring Semester (15.5 credits)


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester (15.5 credits)


Spring Semester (17.5 credits)


Junior Year


Fall Semester (17 credits)


Spring Semester (14 credits)


Senior Year


Fall Semester (14 credits)


  • MGT 150 Principles of Management 3 credit hours
  • Primary Applied Lesson 1 credit hour
  • Ensemble course 1 credit hour
  • Music Support course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation courses 6 credit hours

Spring Semester (12 credits)


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