Music Cognition Major

Bachelor of Music degrees in music cognition require a minimum of 50 units, and include core music requirements (19 units), major requirements (15-16 units), and distribution and elective requirements (15-16 units).

Music Core Requirements (19 units)

Course Title
MUSIC 111-1
MUSIC 111-2
MUSIC 111-3
Music Theory I
and Music Theory II
and Music Theory III
MUSIC 211-1
MUSIC 211-2
MUSIC 211-3
Music Theory IV
and Music Theory V
and Music Theory VI
MUSIC 126-1
MUSIC 126-2
MUSIC 126-3
Aural Skills I
and Aural Skills II
and Aural Skills III
MUSIC 226-1
MUSIC 226-2
MUSIC 226-3
Aural Skills IV
and Aural Skills V
and Aural Skills VI
MUSIC 127-1
MUSIC 127-2
MUSIC 127-3
Keyboard Skills 1
and Keyboard Skills 2
and Keyboard Skills 3 (or higher course number based on placement)
MUSIC 214-0
MUSIC 215-0
MUSIC 216-0
Western Music Cultures Before 1600
and Western Music Cultures 1600-1800
and Western Music Cultures After 1800
MUSIC 213-0World Music Cultures
CONDUCT 326-0Basic Conducting
One MUSICOL elective
One 20th/21st century Music Studies elective
Three quarters applied lessons (3 units)
Three quarters ensemble (1.5 units)

Music Cognition Major Requirements (15-16 units)

Course Title
MUS_THRY 251-0Music and Mind (1 unit)
MUS_THRY 336-0Selected Topics in Music Cognition (2 units)
PSYCH 201-0Statistical Methods in Psychology (1 unit)
PSYCH 205-0Research Methods in Psychology (1 unit)
Cognate areas (3 units)
Music Studies electives (4 units)
Applied lessons/performance experience (3 units)
MUS_THRY 385-0Senior Project (1 unit, optional)

Distribution and Elective Requirements (15-16 units)

Course Title
Area I Natural Sciences or Area II Formal Studies or Music Technology (1 unit)
Area III Social/Behavioral Sciences (1 unit)
Area IV Historical Studies (1 unit)
Area V Ethics and Values (1 unit)
Area VI Literature/Fine Arts (1 unit)
English Composition course (1 unit)
Non-Music Electives (6 units)
Free Electives (3 units if completing Senior Project or 4 units; either music or non-music courses)
Business/Finance Overlay course (may double count with any other requirement)