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Music - The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Option in History and Literature (code MUS_BM03) (132 units)


  • Take the following course:
    • MUS 129 taken each semester in residence until successful completion of Upper-Division Screening Examination in applied music (a minimum of 4 units is required).
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MUS 423C Senior Thesis (1)
    • MUS 496 Research Methods (3)
  • Take 6 units from the following courses:
    • MUS 363I, 364I, 393, 468I
  • Take 15 units from the following courses:
    • MUS 428, 441, 460, 467, 469, 471 (repeatable to 6 units), 478, 492A, 492B, 493 (repeatable to 6 units), 400R, 400S (repeatable to 3 units).
  • Completion of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Foreign Language Examination in French, German or Italian (may be waived by completion of 101B level course in French, German or Italian).
  • Take 3 units of upper-division coursework outside music, under advisement, to be related to Senior Thesis topic or include foreign language literature classes.