Honors in Music

Honors in Music

The UNO Honors Program requires a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or a minimum SAT score of 1350 for admittance. The grade point minimum for transfer and continuing students is 3.50. Students wishing to graduate with honors in music must meet the following requirements:

  1. A cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in all music courses taken and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50.
  2. Completion of Music 3099 (Senior Honors Thesis) for six credits, in addition to the usual course requirements for the degree. These credits must be completed within three consecutive semesters.
  3. Satisfactory performance in an oral examination defending the thesis before a committee composed of the thesis director, a representative of the Honors Program, and one other faculty member of the Music Department.
    1. Jazz Studies Emphasis
      1. Student must perform or have a composition performed in at least two Music 1900 (Recital Hour) programs during each semester of thesis enrollment.
      2. In the senior year, student must present at least one approved off-campus performance.
    2. Music Studies Emphasis
      1. Student must present a lecture in at least two Music 1900 (Recital Hour) programs during each semester of the thesis enrollment.
      2. In the senior year, student must present at least one approved off-campus lecture.