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This recommended four-year plan is designed to provide a blueprint for students to complete their degrees within four years. These plans are the recommended sequences of courses. Students must meet with their Major Advisor to develop a more individualized plan to complete their degree.  This plan assumes that no developmental courses are required.  If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill which are not listed in the plan and degree completion may take longer. Three writing intensive courses are required in the major and/or school core (examples are marked by WI designation in the plan below). Consult with your advisor for specific details.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2021-2022 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Major: MUSI 450 - CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN MUSIC WI**** (HRS 2 or 4)
  • If declaring Music Performance Concentration:
    Independent Study: Senior Recital (MUSI 400) (HRS 4)
  • Music Concentration Course (HRS 4)
  • General Elective: Elective**** (HRS 4)
  • Music Ensemble** (HRS 2)
  • Total: (HRS 16-18*)

Total Credits Required: 128 credits

GPA: 2.0

* Students may take 18 credits without additional tuition.

** Students should participate in an ensemble each semester. By permission of instructor, students taking applied music may participate in ensembles not for credit.  

Ensembles: MUSI 126 Ramapo Chorale, MUSI 227 Gospel Chorus, MUSI 271 Chamber Music, MUSI 272 Concert Band, MUSI 273 Jazz  Ensemble, and MUSI 364 Intermediate Choral Ensemble (by audition, contact director Lisa Lutter for audition information)

*** Students must take Musicianship placement test to determine appropriate placement. If a student scores 74 or below on this test, they will be required to take MUSI 120 – Music Fundamentals in their first term and proceed with Musicianship sequence thereafter.

**** If declaring Music Education Concentration: Students completing Teacher Certification must coordinate with Joanne Casselli in the Education program. Electives may be selected from the education curriculum in coordination with teacher certification program.