Music Minor

Overview

The UA School of Music offers a minor in music. The requirements are at least 20 units of music coursework, 9 of which must be upper division units (MUS 300 and above). Included in the 20 units, students must take MUS 120A (fall only) and MUS 120B (spring only). These courses are two college-level music theory courses.

The minor is designed to support students interest in music - theoretically, all music courses, ensembles, and individual lessons can be used to satisfy the music minor. Please consult with the UA School of Music Academic Advisor to assist in making appropriate choices in coursework for the music minor. 

To Declare the Music Minor

Current UA students who wish to declare the music minor must take and pass the Online Music Theory Readiness Exam. The exam designed to determine if a student possesses the skills to be successful in the first semester of music theory (MUS 120A) that is required for the music minor.

Please contact the UA School of Music Office of Academic Student Services at 520-621-1655 to get more information on how to take the Online Music Theory Readiness Exam. Once you have your results, please make an appointment with the UA School of Music Academic Advisor to declare the music minor, answer questions and assist in establishing a plan to complete the minor. To make an appointment with the advisor, please call 520-621-1454.

Other Information

First semester students are NOT permitted to declare a music minor during the first term at the UA. Please plan to begin the declaration process during the second semester or once a UA GPA has been established.

The UA School of Music has “rolling” admissions for all other UA students who seek to declare the minor in music. The Online Music Theory Readiness Exam is available from September 1 through June 1. Once passing the exam, student can declare the minor at anytime.

If students fail the Online Music Theory Readiness Exam, successful completion of MUS 119 (Introduction to Music Theory) is required to declare the music minor. Passing MUS 119 will:

  • • help to prepare students to be successful in the first semester of music theory coursework that is required of the minor.
  • • in effect, by-pass the readiness exam. Once a student earns a passing grade in MUS 119, he/she can declare the music minor.
  • • count toward the requirements of the music minor.

For Additional Information

For additional information on the music minor’s requirements, class registration and availability, or academic advising and degree check information, please make an appointment with the UA School of Music Academic Advisor at: 520-621-1454.