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  Mar 24, 2023
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Music Major (MUS), BA

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Liberal Arts: 47 Hours

All majors at Harding are required to complete 53 hours of Liberal Arts  studies. The following Liberal Arts requirements are met within the content of the major:

  • Three hours of the Creative Spirit component are met within in the major and counted below.
  • Three hours of the Global Perspectives component are met by MUS 3240  and counted below.


Major: 37 Hours


  • 1Students must take piano every semester for credit until they pass the Piano Proficiency Exam.
  • Music major status requires a passing score of 80% or higher on the Theory Entrance Exam or MUS 1700  with a grade of B or higher; and satisfactory performance on the Theory, Keyboard, and Principle Applied Performance Evaluations.
  • Music majors must participate in a primary ensemble and music forum every semester.
  • Enrollment in ensembles is not required for credit. If taken for credit, hours will be counted as electives.

Additional applied study: 6 Hours

Six semesters of additional applied study at the 1020 and 3020 level are required. Students whose primary instrument is piano may substitute MUS 3070  for 3 hours of applied study.

Minor: 18 Hours

Remaining Bible/Electives: 20 Hours

BMIN 3000  is required of all music majors, and satisfies the Bible requirement in the semester it is taken. See Bible Class Enrollment policy here .

Electives must be chosen to meet the graduation requirement of 45 upper-level credits.

Total Hours: 128

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