Amber  Hutson

Amber Hutson

"Becoming a part of the campus community was very important to me, and my tour guide told me about all of the different ways to get involved. I would definitely call Grand Valley home now." - Amber Hutson, advertising and public relations major Read More

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St. Clair County Community College

Program Guide: Music

First Year

First Semester
ENG 101 3
MTH 113 5
MUS 100 2
Social Science elective 3
MUS 220 3
Second Semester
ENG 102 3
MUS 102 2
MUS 123 2
Humanities elective 3
MUS ensemble 1
World Perspectives elective 3
Science elective 4

Second Year

First Semester
Social Science elective 3
MUS 230 3
MUS ensemble 1
MUS 123 2
MUS 224 2
MUS 120 3
MUS 110 3
Second Semester
MUS 231 3
Science Lab elective 4
MUS 225 2
MUS ensemble 1
MUS 220 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.A., B.M., B.M.E. Students electing the B.A. degree must demonstrate a 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.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities elective must be a non-MUS course.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 171, ENG 208, ENG 230, FR 204, GEO 233, GR 204, HIS 102, HIS 102H, HIS 280, SP 204
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 225, ENG 236, HIS 149, HIS 150, HIS 233, HIS 297, SOC 110, SOC 160, SOC 201
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