Bachelor of Music Roadmap

Bulletin Year 2017-2018

Note: Students should plan to enroll in no more than 19 units each semester, In order to take more than 19 units, you must have department and college approval.

1st Semester Requirements
Requirement Recommended Courses Units
Basic Information Competence    
Written English Proficiency ENG 114 3
GE 1 Oral Communication COMM 150 3
Major Core (on advisement) MUS 221 2
Major Core (on advisement) MUS 231 3
Major Emphasis (Ensemble (on advisement/by audition))   1 to 2
Major Emphasis (Piano/Keyboard (on advisement/by placement)) MUS 201 or MUS 202 or MUS 203 1
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   3
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   1 to 3
Major Emphasis (Applied Studio Lessons on advisement)   1 to 2
Major Core MUS 150  
    Totals: 18 to 22

Note: Review the Bulletin for SF State Studies requirements in the following areas: LLD-Lifelong Development; AERM-American Ethnic and Racial Minorities; L/F-Laboratory or Fieldwork

2nd Semester Requirements
Requirement Recommended Courses Units
GE 1 Critical Thinking   3
GE 1 Quantitative Reasoning   3
GE 2 Humanities and Creative Arts also satisfies Major Emphasis (Ensemble on advisement/by audition) MUS 371 or MUS 372 or MUS 373 or MUS 375 or MUS 379 1 to 2
Major Core (on advisement) MUS 222 2
Major Core (on advisement) MUS 232 3
Major Emphasis (Piano/Keyboard on advisement/by placement) MUS 202 or MUS 203 or MUS 206 or MUS 301 1
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   3
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   1 to 3
Major Emphasis (Applied Studio Lessons on advisement)   1 to 2
Major Core MUS 150  
    Totals: 18 to 22
3rd Semester Requirements
Requirement Recommended Courses Units
GE 1 Written Communication also satisfies University Written English Proficiency ENG 214 3
GE 2 Behavioral and Social Sciences   3
GE 2 Humanities and Creative Arts (also satisfies Major Emphasis - Ensemble on advisement/by audition) MUS 371 or MUS 372 or MUS 373 or MUS 375 or MUS 379 1 to 2
Major Core (on advisement) MUS 223 2
Major Core (on advisement) MUS 233 3
Major Emphasis (Piano/Keyboard - more advanced courses on advisement/by placement) MUS 203 or MUS 206 or MUS 301 or MUS 302 1
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   3
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   1 to 3
Major Emphasis (Applied Studio Lessons on advisement)   1 to 2
Major Core MUS 150  
    Totals: 18 to 22
4th Semester Requirements
Requirement Recommended Courses Units
US Government and California   3
GE 2 Physical and Biological Sciences,Category A or B   3
GE 2 Humanities and Creative Arts also satisfies Major Emphasis (Ensemble on advisement/by audition) MUS 371 or MUS 372 or MUS 373 or MUS 375 or MUS 379 1 to 2
Major Emphasis MUS 224 1
Major Core (on advisement) MUS 420 3
Major Emphasis (Piano/Keyboard on advisement/by placement) MUS 301 or MUS 302 1
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   3
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   1 to 3
Major Emphasis (Applied Studio Lessons on advisement)   1 to 2
Major Core MUS 150  
    Totals: 17 to 21
5th Semester Requirements
Requirement Recommended Courses Units
Major Core (Also satisfies University Written English Proficiency/GWAR if taken Fall 2010 or later) MUS 542 3
US History   3
GE 2 Physical and Biological Sciences,Category A or B   3
GE 2 Humanities and Creative Arts also satisfies Major Emphasis (on advisement) MUS 505 or MUS 506 or MUS 511 3
Major Core MUS 550 3
Major Emphasis (Ensemble on advisement/by audition)   1 to 2
Major Emphasis (Applied Studio Lessons on advisement)   1 to 2
Major Core MUS 150  
    Totals: 17 to 19
6th Semester Requirements
Requirement Recommended Courses Units
GE 2 Behavioral and Social Sciences   3
GE 2 Humanities and Creative Arts (Category A, B or E - outside MUS prefix)   3
GE 3   3
Major Core MUS 551 3
Major Emphasis (Ensemble on advisement/by audition)   1 to 2
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   1 to 3
Major Emphasis (Applied Studio Lessons on advisement)   1 to 2
Major Core MUS 150  
    Totals: 15 to 19
7th Semester Requirements
Requirement Recommended Courses Units
GE 2 Physical and Biological Sciences (If necessary to achieve 9 units)   3
GE 3   3
Major Core MUS 552 3
Major Emphasis (Ensemble on advisement/by audition)   1 to 2
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   3
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   1 to 3
Major Emphasis (Applied Studio Lessons on advisement)   1 to 2
Major Core MUS 150  
    Totals: 15 to 19
8th Semester Requirements
Requirement Recommended Courses Units
GE 2 Behavioral and Social Sciences   3
GE 3   3
Major Emphasis (Ensemble on advisement/by audition)   1 to 2
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   3
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   3
Major Emphasis (on advisement)   1 to 2
Major Emphasis (Applied Studio Lessons on advisement)   1 to 2
Major Core MUS 150  
    Totals: 15 to 18

Note: A minimum of 40 upper division units must be completed for degree. A maximum of 73 units with a MUS prefix may be counted the B.M. degree.

Students desiring to enroll in the B.M. degree must come to SF State with significant background and training in some performance area.

A minimum grade of C is required for all music courses in the Bachelor of Music major. Performance auditions are required for most major courses. Consult with a major advisor for more information on admission to courses and progress to degree.