Musicology Major

This major offers a broad cultural education that unites academic and musical training. It also provides preparation for the graduate study required for research and teaching in musicology or ethnomusicology.

Students must complete a fourth-level college foreign language course or its equivalent for graduation. French, German, or Italian are strongly encouraged.

The fourth-year student, working with an adviser, must complete a satisfactory thesis (MUS 299) as part of the requirements for the Musicology Major Bachelor of Music Degree.

General Education and College Orientation 

Orientation to Arts at Illinois
FAA 101Arts at Illinois1
General Education Requirements
Composition I 4
Advanced Composition 3
Humanities and the Arts - fulfilled by MUS 313 and MUS 314 6
Cultural Studies: Western/Comparative Culture(s)3
Cultural Studies: Non-Western Culture(s) 3
Cultural Studies: US Minority Culture(s)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences6
Quantitative Reasoning I and II 6
Natural Sciences and Technology 6
Foreign Language 10-12
Total Hours 241-53

 Music Core and Musicology Coursework   

Music Theory and Musicianship
MUS 101Music Theory and Practice I2
MUS 102Music Theory and Practice II2
MUS 201Music Theory and Practice III2
MUS 202Music Theory and Practice IV2
MUS 107Musicianship I2
MUS 108Musicianship II2
MUS 207Musicianship III2
MUS 208Musicianship IV1
Advanced Music Theory6
MUS 110Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect2
MUS 313The History of Music I 13
MUS 314The History of Music II3
Advanced Musicology6
Performance Studies
Applied Music Lessons 216
Ensemble 38
MUS 172Grp Instr Pno for Mus Major I 42
MUS 173Grp Instr Pno for Mus Maj II2
MUS 242Elements of Conducting2
Other Required Coursework
MUS 299Thesis/Adv UG Honors in Music1
MUS 419Sr Seminar in Musicology3
Additional advanced music theory course chosen in consultation with Musicology advisor3
Additional advanced music history courses chosen in consultation with Musicology advisor 6
Four courses in relevant disciplines outside of music chosen in consultation with Musicology advisor 512-16
Foreign language 68
Electives as needed to total 130 hours