UMass Boston

Music Minor

Pursue Your Passion For Music & Enhance Your Musical Abilities.

The UMass Bostons Music Minor provides you with a solid musical foundation while giving you an opportunity to pursue your passion.

In this program, you’ll hone your musical skills and talents and gain a deep understanding of the history, theories, and styles of music. You’ll also explore various musical genres and practices from all over the world. 

The Music Minor complements many different career paths, including music performance, education, therapy, composition, and arts management. 


Expand Your Studies

How to Apply/Declare

Current Undergraduate Students: Declare or change your minor by completing an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form.

Prospective Undergraduate Students: Apply for admission to UMass Boston by completing an application. Start by reviewing the first-year and transfer application pages for important information about requirements, deadlines, and application status checks. Use the links below to apply: 

Apply as a First-Year Student

Apply as a Transfer Student


Theory Courses (6 Credits)

  • MUSIC 121 - Theory I 3 Credit(s)
  • MUSIC 122 - Theory II 3 Credit(s)

History Courses (6 Credits)

  • MUSIC 300 - Masterpieces of Western Music for Music Minors 3 Credit(s)
  • MUSIC 315 - Seminar in World Music 3 Credit(s)

Electives (6 Credits)

Take two additional music courses at the 200-level or higher.

Completion Requirements

Complete 18 credits from six courses, including two theory courses, two history courses, and two electives.

Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the minor.


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