Music (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2024–Spring 2025 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Music
Unit: Music 
Academic Plan Code(s): MUSIMINOR

Students wishing to minor in music must meet the minimum admission requirements of the School of Music with a 2.75 GPA  and 21 ACT and must obtain approval from the School of Music. 

Program Requirements

MUH 204Introduction to Music History - AH3
One music theory course as determined by placement exam 14
One semester of Piano Class 21
MUS 97Recital Attendance (two (2) semesters required, see note) 30
Applied Study4
Additional Hours of study selected from MUS, MUH, and/or MUTH courses 4,59
Minimum Total Hours21

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville. 

Students enrolled in the Minor in Music are strongly encouraged to enroll in a cross-listed course, MUH 205MUH 214, or MUH 218, for their General Education: Cardinal Core credits in Arts and Humanities  (AH) and/or U.S. or Global Diversity (D1/D2).


Students who do not pass the computer-based Fundamentals Test prior to the beginning of the fall semester are required to enroll in MUS 91 for 0 credit concurrently with MUS 141.  Students who do not pass MUS 141, and students who enter the School of Music in January and do not place into MUS 142, must enroll in MUS 92 for the spring semester.  Credits for MUS 92 do not count toward the degree.


Normally MUS 131.


Two semesters of Recital Attendance.


Students may count up to 4 hours of Major Ensemble - MUS 109 and 2 hours of Minor Ensemble - MUS 119 toward the Music Minor.


Students may count a maximum of 4 additional semesters of Applied Study toward the Music Minor.