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  Sep 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Arts in Dance


Requirements for a Major in Dance


Students in the dance major must complete a minimum of 47 credit hours in dance:

Dance Core (42 credit hours)


The preceding courses must be repeated for credit.

Dance Theory (one course from the following; three credit hours)


Dance Electives (2 credit hours)


  •  Two credits can be taken as any currently listed dance course except DAN 200. For technique courses this would be any course taken beyond the required eight credits.

Suggested General Education Courses (7 credit hours)


Mid-Program Review


  • At the end of the sophomore year, students enrolled in the dance major program will sign-up for a Mid-Program Review to determine if they can proceed to upper division courses. The Mid-Program Review is reviewed and adjudicated by the Dance faculty.
  • The following courses must be successfully completed by the end of the semester the student completes the Mid-Program Review: two semesters in ballet (DAN 241, 341, or 441), two semesters in modern dance (DAN 251, 351, or 451), DAN 175, DAN 275, DAN 211, and DAN 245.

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Dance


First Year


Total: 31

Second Year


 Total: 30