Degree Requirements

Requirements for a Major in Music

  • Must complete MUSC 150, 221, 222, 321, 231 232, 322, and one course chosen from MUSC 341, 342, or 361;
  • Must complete four one-hour units of MUSC 301-307, 309, with the stipulation that all four must bear the same course number;
  • Must complete four one-hour units of MUSC 310 or 314, with the stipulation that all four must bear the same course number;
  • Must complete six semester hours chosen from MUSC 101, 215, 230, 240, 242, 243, 245, 260, 275, 280, 381, 420, or 450;
  • Must complete the capstone MUSC 422.

Requirements for a Minor in Music

  • Must complete two courses chosen from MUSC 101, 221, 222, 321, 322;
  • Must complete MUSC 231 or 232;
  • Must complete MUSC 341, 342, or 361;
  • Must complete one elective three semester hour course in MUSC;
  • Must complete three hours of Applied Music or Ensemble chosen from MUSC 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, or 314 with the stipulation that all three must bear the same course number.

Teacher Certification

Students who wish to pursue a Virginia teaching license in music must complete a Music Major and Education Minor as indicated below. Students should also refer to the Education section of the catalog for further information on requirements for enrollment in the Randolph-Macon College Education program. Particular emphasis is laid on the fact that education minors who seek certification to teach must have achieved at least a C- in ENGL185 and have taken either COMM 210 or COMM 215.

Requirements for a Major in Music with Education Minor for Virginia Teaching Licensure in Vocal/Choral Music

  • Music Theory: Must complete MUSC 221, 222, 321, and 322;
  • Music History: Must complete MUSC 231, 232, and 351;
  • Music Literature and Analysis: Must complete one: MUSC 341, 342, or 361;
  • Ensemble: Must complete either MUSC 310 or MUSC 314 four times for 4 credit hours. All credit must be earned in the same course;
  • Applied Music: Must complete MUSC 301 four times for 4 credit hours;
  • Capstone: Must complete MUSC 422;
  • Music Pedagogy: Must complete MUSC 308 2 times for 2 credit hours, and 4 semesters of any combination of MUSC 202, 302, 307.

Minor

  • Must complete MUSC 355, 356, EDUC 220, 221, 233, 321, 346, and 425/426.

Requirements for a Major in Music with Education Minor for Virginia Teaching Licensure in Instrumental Music

  • Music Theory: Must complete MUSC 221, 222, 321, and 322;
  • Music History: Must complete MUSC 231, 232, and 351;
  • Music Literature and Analysis: Must complete one: MUSC 341, 342, or 361;
  • Ensemble: Must complete either MUSC 310 or MUSC 314 four times for 4 credit hours. All credit must be earned in the same course;
  • Applied Music: Must complete one from the following: MUSC 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, or 309 4 times for 4 credit hours. All credit must be earned in the same course;
  • Capstone: Must complete MUSC 422;
  • Music Pedagogy: Must complete MUSC 308 2 times for 2 credit hours. In addition to the Applied Music required above, must also complete one semester of music pedagogy in each of the following: MUSC 303, 304, 305, and 306.

Minor

  • Must complete MUSC 355, 356, EDUC 220, 221, 233, 321, 346, and 425/426.