In this degree program, music electives may include chamber music, with instructor's approval, or other music courses. MUS 323, 337, 342, 434, 468, and 468A are offered on a rotational basis, and students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary.

Undergraduate double bass and harp majors will be evaluated by members of the string committee during their fourth-semester jury to determine acceptability for admission to junior-level applied study. Any student not admitted to the junior level will be permitted to continue studies in applied music at the sophomore level in order to correct deficiencies or may seek admission to another degree program within the music departments.

Music elective credits, when used as substitutes for music course credits, may be satisfied by either MUS or MUPI. In order for MUPI credits to count toward the degree, a jury is required.