Minor in Musical Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Music minor at William Paterson University offers a platform for surveying the professional musical landscape. Students learn about all areas of the music world: performance, business, education and technology while interacting with students and professionals in those respective areas. The curriculum outlined below includes a series of music courses that provide a foundation in music theory, music history, ensemble performance and piano skills to meet the individual student’s needs.


Course Credits
MUS 144 Music Fundamentals (if required) 3
MUS 160-161 - Theory I and II 6
MUS 164-165 - Functional Class Piano I and II 2
MUS 180-181 - Ear Training I and II 2
MUS 207-208 - Music History and Literature I and II 6
Performance Groups (2 semesters) 2
Total 18-21