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Major Declaration

Professor Emeritus Karen Rosenak

Major Declaration Procedure

In order to declare the Music Major, prospective students must:

    1. Review Music major requirements and ideally, attend the Undergraduate Orientation at the beginning of each semester.*
    2. Submit the Music Major Application.
    3. Draft a program plan.
    4. Schedule a meeting with the Undergraduate Major Advisor to finalize the program plan and finish the process of declaration.

*An Undergraduate Orientation is held once before the beginning of each semester. The orientation reviews important information such as placement exams, major requirements, program planning, major resources, and student life. It is imperative that prospective music majors make every possible effort to attend.

Major Declaration Timeline:

Generally, students who were admitted as freshman are expected to declare within a maximum of two years; transfer students are expected to declare by the end of their first semester.

Because intended music majors must receive a grade of C or higher in each required course, they will be officially accepted into the major following the end of the semester in which all declaration requirements are satisfied.

If all declaration requirements are satisfied in… Decision will be available by
Fall semester Usually January of the following year
Spring semester Usually June
Summer semester Usually September