The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer Degree is designed to prepare the student for transfer to and satisfy the lower division requirements for the Baccalaureate in Arts in Music at the California State University. In addition to the 37-39-unit general education pattern for CSU or IGETC, students must complete the “CORE” courses listed below for the Associate of Arts in Music for Transfer Degree. A successful beginning of this two-year sequence of music major classes assumes the student has a grasp of basic music reading equivalent to passing the Shasta College course (Music Fundamentals: MUS 1: Music Fundamentals) and/or any multi-year participation in a high school music ensemble.

Suggested Course Sequences (by semester)

##= required core music course(s)

**= suggested GE course(s)

#**=GE courses that may be directly relevant to the music major program

First year Fall Semester

  • ##MUS 2 (Diatonic Harmony & Musicianship, 4 units)
  • ##MUS 31-47 (Large Ensembles, 1 unit per ensemble, required one ensemble per semester but students are strongly encouraged to take multiple ensembles each semester)
  • ## MUS 48 (Applied Music, .5 unit)
  • #** MUS 10 (Music Appreciation, 3 units)
  • **ENGL 1A (College Composition, 4 units)
  • ** CMST 60 (Public Speaking, 3 units)

Total Semester Units 15.5

First year Spring Semester

  • ## MUS 3 (Advanced Diatonic Harmony & Musicianship, 4 units)
  • ##MUS 31-47 (Large Ensembles, 1 unit per ensemble, required one ensemble per semester but students are strongly encouraged to take multiple ensembles each semester)
  • ## MUS 48 (Applied Music, .5 unit)
  • **MATH 13 (College Algebra for Liberal Studies, 3 units)
  • **HIST 17A or 17B (U.S. History, 3 units, CSU graduation requirement)
  • **POLS 2 (American Government, 3 units, CSU graduation requirement)

Total Semester Units 14.5

Second Year Fall Semester

  • ## MUS 4 (Chromatic Harmony, 4 units)
  • ##MUS 31-47 (Large Ensembles, 1 unit per ensemble, required one ensemble per semester but students are strongly encouraged to take multiple ensembles each semester)
  • ## MUS 48 (Applied Music, .5 unit)
  • #** MUS 11 (History of Jazz and Early Rock, 3 units) or MUS 14 (World Music, 3 units)
  • **ANTH 1 (Physical Anthropology, 3 units)
  • ** ENG 1C (Critical Reasoning/Reading/Writing, 3 units)

Total Semester Units 14.5

Second Year Spring Semester

  • ##MUS 5 (Twentieth Century Harmony, 4 units)
  • ##MUS 31-47 (Large Ensembles, 1 unit per ensemble, required one ensemble per semester but students are strongly encouraged to take multiple ensembles each semester)
  • ## MUS 48 (Applied Music, .5 unit)
  • **CMST 10 (Interpersonal Communication, 3 units)
  • **CHEM 10 (Chemistry for Liberal Arts, 3 units)
  • **CHEM 11 (Chemistry Lab for Liberal Arts, 1 unit)
  • **ENG 10A or ENG 10B (World Literature, 3 units, Global Cultures GE requirement)

Total Semester Units 15.5

Total Two-year Units  60 units

Special Notices

  • If students are transferring to a CSU, then add **HLTH 1: (Health and Wellness, 3 units) for two-year units of 63 (For general education CSUs require Category E but UCs do not).
  • IGETC certification requires passing two years of foreign language in high school.

 

Start Your Future at Shasta College

We are dedicated to helping you reach your educational and career goals. To begin your journey, apply for admissions today!