B.A. in Music

Contact Person:
Nelly Case, Chair
C306 Bishop, (315) 267-2759, casenm@potsdam.edu

126 credit hours required (plus two Physical Education/Health and Wellness courses).

Note: some Health and Wellness courses will also count towards the 70 credit hours of non-music courses.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:                                                                                                                                      

Required Courses
General Education Courses 29-32
The General Education requirements for the B.A. in Music degree students are the same as for all other B.A. programs at the College. Students must complete at least 70 credit hours of non-music courses (excluding PE courses).

Liberal Arts Electives


Basic Musicianship Sequence

BA majors complete all the Basic Musicianship Sequence except for the 2 Conducting courses.


MUCS 420 Perf. Concentration (4 @ 2 credits)  
Ensembles (4 @ 1 credit)
Ensembles must be taken during the student’s first two years. Guitar Majors in this degree will take four semesters (4 cr.) of Guitar Ensemble. For all others the four semesters of ensemble must be Major Ensembles.

Upper Division Music History or Theory Electives


Music Electives


Special Notes

  1. Audition A in area of applied study must be satisfied within the first four semesters of study.
  2. Up to 6 credit hours of additional applied study may be earned in the category of free electives on a space available basis.