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General Studies, Music Specialization AS

Associate of Science (AS)

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The associate of science curriculum in general studies with a specialization in music is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities and seek bachelor’s degrees in music or music education. This program is intended to provide students with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years at most colleges and universities. The courses in this program are specifically selected for ease of transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the associate of science degree (AS). Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 101 Orientation to Visual and Performing Arts Programs 1   SDV 100
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 170 Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics 3 See Placement Requirements See Note 2
History Elective 3   See Note 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 4
MUS 111 Music Theory I Offered Fall only 3    
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
History Elective 3   See Note 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 4
MUS 221 History of Music I 3   MUS 121, MUS 125, MUS 225
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 5
MILESTONE: General Education Certificate (See faculty advisor)
Literature Elective 3 ENG 112 See Note 6
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics 3 See Placement Requirements See Note 2
MUS 112 Music Theory II Offered Spring only 3 MUS 111  
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 5
Music Electives 3   See Note 9
Transfer Elective 3   See Note 8
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60  


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. Students must consult with an advisor since math requirements of different majors vary by program and transfer institution.
  3. The history elective requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 or any other HIS course approved by the students advisor.
  4. The laboratory science requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, ENV 121, ENV 122, GOL 105, NAS 125, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 150, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, and PHY 242.
  5. The social/behavioral science elective can be satisfied with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY, and SOC. Students interested in pursuing a degree in music education should take PSY 230.
  6. The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  7. The music elective requirements must include 2 credits of applied music. See advisor to determine best options for transfer.
  8. See for list of Approved Transfer Electives. Students should check with intended transfer institution(s) regarding foreign language requirements.
  9. Related Certificate (C) – General Education
  10. Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  11. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

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