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2012-2013 Catalogue

CAS Requirements for the Bachelor of Music

Students must comply with the degree requirements as stated in a single catalogue edition in place during the time they are enrolled. The catalogue edition to be followed is the one in effect at the time the student matriculates at UVM, unless the student requests in writing to follow an edition that is published subsequently during his/her enrollment at UVM. Students may not mix requirements from different catalogues.

Students who do not complete the degree within seven years must comply with the requirements in the catalogue current at the date of readmission. Disputed rulings may be appealed to the Committee on Academic Standing.

  1. A student must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 in a program consisting of a minimum of 120 credits for a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in performance. Students receiving degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences may apply no more than eight credits of physical education toward the 120 required for graduation. Courses taken on a pass/no pass basis may not be used toward the completion of any requirement listed below under sections C, D, and E.

  2. Students must be matriculated in the College of Arts and Sciences and in residence at UVM during the period in which they earn thirty of the last forty-five credits applied toward their degree.

  3. A student must complete the Distribution and General Requirements identical to that required for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

  4. A student must complete a major with a concentration in performance by satisfying the requirements specified by the department, and by maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 in the major field. Admission is through audition at the end of the first year. At least one-half of the credits used toward the major requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont. Of these, at least twelve credits must be at or above the 100-level. Application of credits earned elsewhere to completion of the major is subject to approval by the appropriate department chair or program director. No courses applied toward satisfaction of major requirements may be taken on a pass/no pass basis.

  5. Bachelor of Music (with optional minor) Degree A student electing this degree program must satisfy all of the requirements specified in sections A, B, C, and D (above) as well as:

    • A student must complete an approved minor in a field other than the major by satisfying the requirements specified by the department or program supervising the minor and by maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 in the minor field. Students electing a minor offered by the college must complete 96 credits in courses offered by departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. The remaining 24 credits may be taken in courses offered by any academic unit at the University of Vermont. Students electing an approved minor offered by another school or college of the university must complete 84 credits in courses offered by the departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. The remaining 36 credits, to include courses required for the minor, may be taken in courses offered by any academic unit of the University of Vermont. At least one-half of the credits used toward completion of the minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont, and application of credits earned elsewhere toward completion of the minor is subject to approval by the appropriate department chair or program director. No courses applied toward satisfaction of the minor requirements may be taken on a pass/no pass basis.

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