Music B.M. with Jazz Studies Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program, and should consult their music adviser for an eight-semester plan that is specific to their vocal, instrumental or theoretical emphasis area in music. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
1013 Elementary II world language course3  
MUTH 1003 Basic Musicianship (if required or as elective)3  
MUAP 110V Applied Major Voice/Instrument I3  
MUEN 1411 Razorback Chorus I
or MUEN 1591 Treble Chorus I
MUEN Music Ensemble (see adviser)1  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
MLIT 1013 Music and Society (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 3.1)  3
MUTH 1603 Music Theory I  3
MUTH 1621 Aural Perception I  1
MUAC 1221 Piano Class for Music Majors I  1
MUAP 110V Applied Major Voice/Instrument I  3
MUEN Music Ensemble I (see adviser)  1
Year Total: 14 15
Second YearUnits
HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  
MUTH 2603 Music Theory II13  
MUTH 1631 Aural Perception II1  
MUAC 1231 Piano Class for Music Majors II1  
MUAC 2112 Music Technology2  
MUAP 210V Applied Major Voice/Instrument II13  
MUEN Music Ensemble II (see adviser)1  
HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1:
MATH 1313 Quantitative Reasoning (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1113)
or MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
or any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1203
MUTH 3723 Jazz Analysis2  3
MUTH 2621 Aural Perception III1  1
MUAC 2221 Piano Class for Music Majors III1  1
MUAP 210V Applied Major Voice/Instrument II1  3
MUEN Music Ensemble II (see adviser)  1
Year Total: 14 15
Third YearUnits
MUTH 3613 Form and 20th Century Techniques1,23  
MUTH 2631 Aural Perception IV11  
MUHS 3503 Jazz History23  
MUAC 3401 Jazz Improvisation I21  
MUAC 2231 Piano Class for Music Major IV11  
MUAP 310V Applied Major Voice/Instrument III23  
MUEN Music Ensemble III (see adviser)21  
MUPD 3801 Conducting I1  
MUSY 2003 Music in World Cultures (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.2 and 4.1)  3
Select one of the following:  3
MUTH 3603 18th Century Counterpoint
or MUTH 3623
or MUTH 477V Special Topics in Music Theory
MUAC 3411 Jazz Improvisation II  1
MUHS 3703 Music in Western Civilization  3
MUAP 310V Applied Major Voice/Instrument III  2
MUAP 3201 Applied Recital I1,2  1
MUEN Music Ensemble III (see adviser)  1
Electives  2
Year Total: 14 16
Fourth YearUnits
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core Course (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)3  
Science Lecture/Lab State Minimum Core Course (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)4  
MUHS 4253 Capstone Project Seminar (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)3  
MUAP 410V Applied Major Voice/Instrument IV23  
MUEN Music Ensemble IV (see adviser)1  
MUTH 3742 Jazz Arranging22  
MUAC 4401 Jazz Improvisation III21  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core Course (non-HIST) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 5.1)3  3
Science Lecture/Lab State Minimum Core Course (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Elective (MUEN Music Ensemble IV recommended; see adviser)  1
MUAP 410V Applied Major Voice/Instrument IV2  2
MUAP 4201 Applied Recital II2  1
MUAC 4411 Jazz Improvisation IV  1
Select one of the following:  3
MUHS 4253 Capstone Project Seminar
MUPD 3883 Jazz Pedagogy
MUTH 3733 Functional Jazz Piano
Year Total: 17 15
Total Units in Sequence:  120

 Students completing the Jazz Concentration must select MUTH 3723.


All students must complete two semesters of MUAP 110V with a grade of “A” or “B” and two semesters of MUAP 210V with a grade of “A” or “B” before enrolling in MUAP 310V.


The Social Sciences Elective that satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 5.1 include:  CLST 1003, CLST 1003H, CLST 1013, HUMN 1124H, PHIL 2003PHIL 2003CPHIL 2003H, PHIL 2103, or PHIL 2103C.