Academic electives will include courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities. To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VIII. Requirements for all levels appear at the end of the Undergraduate section of the Catalog Announcements. MUS 116/516, 335, 337, and 338 are offered on a rotational basis. Students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) may be taken in any order.
Music education majors are required to take the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests (formerly Praxis I) during their freshman or sophomore year. They must pass the test before being permitted to enroll in MUS 453/553 or 454/554. Praxis Subject Assessments (fromerly Praxis II) must be taken when all courses are completed and before applying for licensure.