The Transfer Degree Road Map on this page presumes the completion of lower division General Education, Title 5 (United States History and Government), and lower division core requirements for this major. See General Education Rules for more information. Lower division major requirements can be found by looking at the 4-Year Degree Road Map for this major. Refer to ASSIST for transfer information and articulation of courses taken at California Community Colleges. Verified Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) STAR Act students should use the ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Map for their major.

Once transfer coursework is evaluated, applicants and admitted students can use the Degree Progress Report/Planner to learn which requirements need to be completed.

To meet residency requirements, students must complete a minimum of 30 units at CSUN: 24 units must be upper division, 12 units in the major and 9 units in General Education.

The below Composition Option Transfer Plan is based on student placing out of Musicianship 4 (MUS 211/L), Theory/Harmony 2 (MUS 214), Jazz Keyboard Musicianship 4 (MUS 210BJ), and have already taken the equivalent to Music History 1 and 2 (MUS 201/MUS 202). Fundamentals of Music Technology and Lab is also required (MUS 191/L).

Transfer Year 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
MUS 311/L 2
MUS 314 3
MUS 316 3
MUS 321 2
GE Upper Division* 3
Elective 2
Total 15

Transfer Year 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
MUS 312/L 2
MUS 315A 2
MUS 364/L 3
MUS 416 2
MUS 418 2
MUS 421 2
MUS 422A 1
MUS 483ME/L 2
Total 16

Transfer Year 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
MUS 415 3
MUS 421 2
MUS 422A 1
Music Upper Division Elective 3
Electives 6
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
MUS 307 (also meets GE Upper Division Comparative Cultures) 3
MUS 421 2
MUS 495 1
Music Upper Division History Elective 2
Upper Division Music Elective 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 14

*If needed, select GE Upper Division courses that also satisfy: (1) IC: Information Competence, (2) GE Comparative Cultural Studies, and/or (3) Title 5 requirements in American History and/or US/State/Local Government.