ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE WITH AN EMPHASIS IN MUSIC

The program for Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Music prepares students for a career in music or transferable to a four-year college or university.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Class Description Credits
Communication
ENG 150 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 151 Freshman Compostion 3
SPH 153 Introduction to Speech 3
Total: 9
Information & Technology Literacy
ICT 150 Introduction to Computers 3
Total: 3
Critical Thinking
MAT 151 Intermediate Algebra 3
PHSCI 150/150L Physical Science 4
Total: 7
Global Awareness & Cultural Competence
Select one 3 credit course from the following options and HIS 162 for a total of six (6) credits
HIS 150 American History I 3
HIS 151 American History II 3
HIS 170 World Civilization I 3
HIS 171 World Civilization II 3
HIS 162 Pacific History
(required)
3
Total: 6
Personal Development & Responsibility
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total: 3
Total GER Credits: 28

Co-Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
MUS 150 Music Fundamentals 3
MUS 160 Music Literatures 3
MUS 165 Music of the World 3
MUS 170* Concert Choir 1
MUS 180* Band 1
MUS 187* Beginning Orchestra 1
* Choose 1 course: May be repeated to earn a maximum of 3 credits.
Total Career Development Credits: 12

Total Credits

Class Credits
General Education Requirements 28
Core Foundational Requirements 24-25
Co-Foundational Requirements 12
Total Credits: 64-65

Core Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
Arts & Humanities
Select any 3 credits from the following options
MUS 170* Concert Choir 1
MUS 180* Band 1
* Some MUS courses may be repeated to earn a maximum of 3 credits.
Total: 3
English
ENG 251 Sophomore Composition 3
Total: 3
History
HIS 171 World Civilization II 3
Total: 3
Mathematics
MAT 250 College Algebra & Trigonometry 4
Total: 4
Physical Education
Select any 1 credit P.E. Course 1
Total: 1
Samoan & Pacific Studies
Select one 3 or 4 credit course listed below
SAM 101A Conversational Samoan 1 3
SAM 101B Conversational Samoan 2 3
SAM 111 Introduction to the Samoan Language 3
SAM 151/151L Freshman Samoan 4
SAM 154 Introduction to Samoan Literature 3
Total: 3-4
Science
Select one 4 credit course listed below
BIO 150/150L Introduction to Biological Science 4
BIO 155/155L Ecology 4
BIO 180/180L Biology I 4
MSC 170/170L Introduction to Marine Biology 4
Total: 4
Social Science
Select one 3 credit course from any cluster
Cluster-I: Culture
ANT 150 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANT 153 Introduction to Archaeology 3
ANT 154 Cultural Anthropology 3
GEO 160 Introduction to Geography 3
Cluster-II: Political
PAD 150 Introduction to Public Administration 3
POL 150 Introduction to American Government 3
POL 160 Introduction to Politics 3
POL 170 Introduction to Public Policy 3
Cluster-III: Social & Behavioral
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 250 Human Development 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total: 3
Total Core Requirement Credits: 24-25