Bachelor of Arts in Music

Declaring a music major

To declare a music major, you must:

  1. be admitted to the university
  2. apply and be accepted to the School of Music
  3. take a music theory placement exam 

Degree requirements/classes

The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the catalog as the official, authoritative source.

    Progression Plan (Bachelor of Arts in Music)


  • You should see an academic adviser at least once a semester to confirm your academic progress.
  • You are required to see an academic adviser before enrolling in your senior year of courses to prepare your paperwork for graduation.

Requirements to receive the degree

  • cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • a C or better in all music courses required for the major
  • completion of at least 120 total credit hours/units
  • 35 units of liberal studies courses  
  • 6 units of diversity courses  
  • 30 units of upper division courses (300-400 level)
    • 18 of these units must be taken at NAU