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Music Minor

 Music Minor


With the music minor, students can pursue their passion in music while earning a degree in another discipline. Music minors are afforded the same privileges as a music major for one year: music theory, ensembles, and private lessons on their instrument.

The Music Minor at CSUEB consists of 21 units, 9 of which must be from Upper Division courses (Level 300 or higher).


Requirements for the Music Minor


Music Theory & Aural Skills

Take the following 8 units:

  • MUS 111 - Music Theory I Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: C1
  • MUS 112 - Music Theory II Units: 3
  • MUS 115 - Aural Skills I Units: 1
  • MUS 116 - Aural Skills II Units: 1

Basic Keyboard

Placement determined by instructor. Take 2 units from the following:

  • MUS 118A - Basic Keyboard I Units: 1
  • MUS 118B - Basic Keyboard II Units: 1
  • MUS 218A - Intermediate Keyboard I Units: 1
  • MUS 218B - Intermediate Keyboard II Units: 1

Major Performing Ensembles

Audition Required. Take 3 units from the following:

  • MUS 351B - East Bay Singers Units: 1
  • MUS 351A - Singing Society Units: 1
  • MUS 353 - East Bay Wind Symphony Units: 1
  • MUS 354 - East Bay Orchestra Units: 1
  • MUS 355 - East Bay Jazz Orchestra Units: 1

Applied Music Study

Audition required for acceptance into Applied Music Study. Applied Study is limited to 2 semesters.
Take 2 units from the Applied Study offerings (MUS 261 - MUS 269).

Upper Division Electives

Take 6 units from the following in consultation with departmental advisor.
Note: MUS 351-MUS 355 are repeatable courses up to 8 total units. MUS 364 is repeatable up to 4 units.

  • MUS 302 - What to Listen for in Music Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: C4
  • MUS 304 - Introduction to World Music & Culture Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: C4
  • MUS 351B - East Bay Singers Units: 1
  • MUS 351A - Singing Society Units: 1
  • MUS 353 - East Bay Wind Symphony Units: 1
  • MUS 354 - East Bay Orchestra Units: 1
  • MUS 355 - East Bay Jazz Orchestra Units: 1
  • MUS 364 - African Drumming Ensemble Units: 1

Do you have questions about the music minor? Contact Dr. John Eros, advisor for the music minor program.

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