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Music Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 50.0901 Music, General)

Department of Music

226 Baird Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4700

Jonathan Golove

Tom Kolor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Karen A. Sausner
Director of Student Programs

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Music Minor Program

Academic Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for acceptance. Applicants for the performance minor must pass an audition. All minors must be accepted for MUS 105 as determined by the theory diagnostic examination.

Transfer Credit Policy

See the TAURUS website for transfer course articulation information.

Residency Requirement

When transferring credits, up to one-half of the departmental requirements in the areas of music history, theory (determined by examination), performance (determined by audition), and ensemble can be accepted.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisite courses.

Required Courses


MUS 105-MUS 106 Elementary Harmony and Counterpoint I-II
MUS 213-MUS 214 Music History Survey I-II
Two semesters in any ensemble
Four semesters of applied instrument or voice courses (2 credit hours per semester)
Total required credit hours for the minor: 28


MUS 105-MUS 106 Elementary Harmony and Counterpoint I-II
MUS 213-MUS 214 Music History Survey I-II
Four music major free electives


MUS 311 Master Composer
MUS 400 Composition Seminar
MUS 401 Introduction to Electronic Music 1
MUS 402 Introduction to Electronic Music 2
MUS 404 Acoustics, Audio, and Computer Systems
MUS 407 Composition
MUS 408 Genres of Music
MUS 412 Music of the Classical Period
MUS 413 Music of the Romantic Period
MUS 414 Music of the 20th Century
MUS 416 Counterpoint 18th Century
MUS 437 Analysis of Tonal Music
MUS 438 Analysis of 20th-Century Music
MUS 440 Seminar in Music History

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Music Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate28

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:26