Craig Benjamin, Ph.D.

Craig Benjamin, Ph.D.

"I'm strong on encouraging students to explore the world and helping them unlock this great potential that they may not have known was there. It's a profoundly satisfying job." - Craig Benjamin, History Department Read More

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Henry Ford Community College

Program Guide: Music

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MATH 115 5
MUS 117 2
MUS 138 3
MUS 141 2
MUS 113 1
MUS ensemble 1
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
Social Science elective 3
MUS 139 3
MUS 114 2
MUS 142 2
MUS 118 2

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
MUS ensemble 1
U.S. Diversity elective 3
MUS 238 3
Social Science elective 3
MUS 115 1
Second Semester
World Perspectives elective 3
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Science elective 3
MUS 116 2


  • Degree offered: B.A., B.M., B.M.E..
  • Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Each applicant wanting to major or minor in music is required to arrange for a personal audition with the Music Department.
  • Transfer students are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours at Grand Valley, which include at least eight hours in applied music, three hours in major ensembles, and nine additional hours in music to be determined by the advisor.
  • All students are required to take a theory placement exam and a keyboard placement exam.
  • All majors must fulfill the department recital and Music Major Seminar attendance requirements, fulfill the keyboard musicianship requirements, and perform one or two faculty-approved recitals, as appropriate to the degree program selected.
  • Credit by audition
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA). Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities elective must be a non-MUS course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANTH 131, ANTH 152, ARA 232, FRE 232, GEOG 132, GER 232, HIST 113, SPN 232, WR 131, WR 232, WR 233, WR 240
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  HIST 151, HIST 152, HIST 255, SOC 132, SOC 151
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