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B.A. in Dance

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)

See Core Curriculum.

Dance Core (37 credits)

Theory Requirements (18 credits)

  • DNCE 310 - Study in Somatics
  • DNCE 410 - Accompaniment for Movement (TH)
  • DNCE 465 - Dance Production (TH)
  • DNCE 470 - Methods of Teaching Dance (TH)
  • DNCE 480 - History and Philosophy of Dance (TH)
  • DNCE 481 - History and Philosophy of Dance (TH)

Technique Requirements (16 credits)

  • Eight semester hours of modern dance technique courses
  • Eight semester hours of classical dance technique courses

Composition Requirements (3 credits)

Dance Electives (9 credits)

All majors are required to complete nine additional semester hours of courses and may select courses from the following areas: technique, composition, and performance.

B.S. Degree Requirements and Dance Education Certification (21 credits)

  • HUMD 300 - Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence
  • EDEF 320 - Introduction to Professional Education
  • DNCE 370 - Creative Dance for Children (TH)
  • EDUC 453 - Student Teaching: Grades K-12

Electives (8-25 credits)

Students should consult their advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

B.A. Requirements (6-12)

This degree requires completion of the B.A. language requirements. 

  • Option 1:
    Students with little to no foreign language background who are placed in a first-semester course by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures may fulfill this requirement by taking the first three semesters (the first four in Spanish) of a foreign language for a total of 12 semester hours.
  • Option 2:
    Students with enough of a foreign language background to be placed beyond a first-semester course may fulfill this requirement by completing two courses above the first eight hours of language instruction (above nine in Spanish) for a total of 6 to 8 semester hours.

Total Credits Needed for Degree (120)