May 26, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Dance, B.A.

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The B.A. in Dance requires 120 credit hours for completion. This includes a minimum of 52 credit hours in major requirements and 35 credit hours to complete the university core curriculum. The B.A. in Dance requires a minor unless the student has declared a double major. The minor requires enrollment in an additional 12 to 22 hours. The remaining credit hours must be fulfilled with electives outside of DANC courses. 

The proposed B.A. in Dance emphasizes a curriculum that embraces other academic disciplines and the potential impact of interdisciplinary study. The B.A. offers the opportunity to enter into Dance studies without the expectation of performance as a career outcome, although that remains a possible career path. The philosophical approach might be defined as an opportunity to emphasize the “why,” not just the “what” and “how.” 

Admission Requirements 

To be admitted to the Dance, B.A. program, a student:

  • Must audition for admission to the BA or BFA programs.
  • May declare the major once admitted to the university.
  • Must complete the University’s composition core (RHET 1311   and RHET 1312  ) by the end of their third semester with a grade of “B” or better.
  • Must be ready for placement in Level II in Ballet and Modern at the beginning of their third semester.

General: 120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence.

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

University Core (35 hours)

See General Education Requirements.    

Second Language Proficiency

(none required)


Dance Technique (25-28 hrs)

Minimum four semesters in Ballet and a minimum four semesters in Modern Dance; must include two semesters of Level II in each discipline; must complete one Level III semester in either Ballet or Modern Dance. A higher level technique class can count for a lower level technique class in the same discipline. 

Dance/Theatre Electives (3 hrs)

Culminating Experience (1 hr)


A minor of 12-22 hours is required unless the student is a double major. 

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours must be fulfilled with electives outside of DANC courses to reach 120 minimum total hours.

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