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Department of Music Academic ProgramsB.A. in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music allows students to specialize in music within a broad liberal arts degree program. Students may select 18 credit hours of upper-level music courses or may choose an emphasis in either music history, music theory or jazz areas. Students planning on graduate study in music theory or history should consider this program.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music allows students to specialize in music within a broad liberal arts degree program. In addition to the ODU general education and departmental requirements, the degree requires 18 credit hours of upper-level music courses (at the 300 or 400 level) of the student's choice.

See what this degree is all about! View the official Bachelor of Arts degree requirements in the ODU Catalog.

BA in Music, Music History Emphasis

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music, Music History emphasis area includes the ODU general education requirements, the departmental requirements of the degree and history-specific courses such as Music in the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras and History of Jazz.

See what this degree is all about! View the official BA Music History degree requirements in the ODU Catalog.

BA in Music, Music Theory Emphasis

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music, Music Theory emphasis area includes the ODU general education requirements, the departmental requirements of the degree and theory-specific courses such as Counterpoint, Form and Analysis and Orchestration.

See what this degree is all about! View the official BA Music Theory degree requirements in the ODU Catalog.

BA in Music, Jazz Emphasis

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music, Jazz emphasis area includes the ODU general education requirements, the departmental requirements of the degree and jazz-specific courses such as Jazz Improvisation I and II, History of Jazz, Jazz Combo, Jazz Ensemble or Jazz Choir.

See what this degree is all about! View the official BA Jazz Emphasis degree requirements in the ODU Catalog.