Jan 24, 2022  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 
University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jazz Studies, B.M.

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Curriculum Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 128 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.
  2. Complete the General Education Curriculum (GEC) Program. See “General Education Curriculum ” section in this catalog.

Other requirements:

  1. Enrollment in an applied music primary course every semester.
  2. JAZZ 2020  is required for six semesters of the degree program.
  3. Enrollment in workshops/recitals every semester.
  4. Enrollment in Jazz Ensemble every semester.


Students double majoring in the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education teacher licensure programs (voice, instrumental or keyboard applied major instruments) are required to take a minimum of one semester of University Choir, Symphonic, or Marching Band.

Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Jazz Studies

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Semester Hours: 14

Semester Hours: 18/19

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Semester Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Semester Hours: 14

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 128

Key to symbols used:

* Denotes GEC classes;
+ denotes required courses for BM;
& denotes electives;
SI denotes speech intensive;
WI denotes writing intensive
** Strongly recommended. Completion of Piano Proficiency is required for graduation. Fourth semester assessment required before taking junior courses.
* Core curriculum courses – 39;
Music Required Courses – 86;
Electives – 4;
Non-departmental required courses – 0.

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