Music Minor


18 credits in minor courses, including:

MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE. 2 courses/6 credits from the following:6
MU numbered 1100 to 1199
MU numbered 2100 to 2199
MUSIC THEORY AND COMPOSITION. Choose 1 of the following:3
Harmony and Form I
Jazz Harmony
The corresponding lab course is recommended (MU 2311: Harmony and Form Lab I or MU 2321: Jazz Harmony Lab).
3 additional credits from the following:3
Music Theory Fundamentals
Intro to Music Technology
Creating Music for Video
MU numbered 2300 to 2399
MU numbered 3300 to 3399
PERFORMANCE. 6 credits in private lessons and/or performing ensemble, in any combination. Choose from the following:6
Private Lessons: MU Minors
MUE numbered 2100 to 3300
At least 9 credits must be at the 2000-level or above.


Ineligible Major: Music

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.