Caine College of the Arts
Department of Music
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- For more information about Music Education, see the department website here.
- Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
- Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works to check student-specific program progress.
Minimum University Requirements
Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)
|Credits of C- or better
||Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)
|Total USU Credits
||Upper-division USU Credits
|USU Credits within the Major
||Credits in Minor (if required)
|Credits in Major
||Credits in American Institutions
|General Education Requirements
||University Studies Depth Requirements
|NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is the Quantitative Literacy (QL) of the student’s choice.
All individual instruction courses must be passed with a grade of B- or better. All other music courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Music requires 3.0 GPA in music classes and 2.75 GPA overall for admission as transfer student and for scholarship eligibility. An overall minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to graduate.
Music Core Curriculum
C- minimum grade required for all Music Core Curriculum courses.
Music Education Shared Courses
C- minimum grade required for all Music Education courses.
MUED Orchestra Concentration
All individual instruction courses on major instrument must be passed with a grade of B- or better. All other music concentration courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Major requirements may not be taken for a pass/fail grade, except those courses which are only taught on a pass/fail basis. Minimum GPA for all required music program courses is 3.0. An overall GPA of at least 3.0 is required for graduation.
Music Education STEP
Students must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a grade of C or better in all STEP program courses.
Pre-STEP Admission Courses
May be taken prior to admission or with Levels I or II.
Recital and Concert Attendance Requirement
To graduate, students are required to attend a minimum of 80 concerts or recitals. Recital and concert attendance is monitored and recorded in the Music Student Services office. Students should turn in programs after attending concerts and recitals for documentation of attendance.
This program typically leads to licensure and was designed to meet licensing qualifications in the state of Utah. If students wish to work in another state within the United States, they should review the qualifications for that state and the Education Licensure Compliance Table provided by School of Teacher Education and Leadership.
For more information, please contact the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at teal.usu.edu.