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Planning on transferring to Portland State University and majoring or minoring in music? Use this page to plan your classes at PCC!

Music majors

If you plan on majoring in music at PSU, we recommend you earn the Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree at PCC and take the classes below. We also encouraged you to apply for dual enrollment with PSU during your second year of study.

Bachelor of Music

Majors include: Performance, Education, Composition, Voice, and Jazz Studies.

Year one
Portland State requirement PCC equivalent
MUP190 (3 or 6 cr.)
Music Education major requires 3 cr. of MUP per term
MUP1XXA, B, C (3 or 6 cr.)
MUP046 PSU Piano Proficiency Exam - take after completing PCC MUS191p-193p
MUS111, 112, 113 MUS111, 112, 113
MUS114, 115, 116 MUS111C, 112C, 113C
MUP188 embedded in PCC MUP studies
MUS194 (3 cr.)
Performance and Jazz Studies majors only
MUS158A, 158B, 158C
MUS195, 196, 197 (3 cr.) MUS195, 220 or PSU196 (3 cr.)
Freshman Inquiry (15 cr.)
PCC transfer students must have at least 30 cr. to waive Freshman Inquiry
WR121 (4 cr.) plus additional 9
credits of LDC courses from AAOT or AGS degree requirements
General or Music Elective (4-9 cr.)
Performance (4 cr.), Composition, Jazz Studies (5 cr.), MUS Ed. (6 cr.), Voice (9 cr.)
LDC Gen Ed or MUS Electives (4-9 cr.)
from AAOT or AGS Degree Requirements
Year two
Portland State requirement PCC equivalent
MUP290 (3 or 6 cr.)
Music Education major requires 3 cr. of MUP per term
MUP2XXA, B, C (6 cr.)
MUS211, 212, 213 MUS211, 212, 213
MUS214, 215, 216 MUS211B, 212B, 213C
MUS291, 292, 293 MUS191p, 192p, 193p
MUS205 and 206 MUS105
MUS195, 196 or 197 (3 cr.) MUS195, 220 or PSU196 (3 cr.)
MUS240, 241, 242 for BM in Comp. only MUS240A, B and C
Sophomore Inquiry (12 cr.)
PCC transfer students must have at least 90 cr. to waive Sophomore Inquiry
12 cr. of LDC courses from AAOT or
AGS degree requirements
General or Music Elective (2-3 cr.)
Performance and Voice majors only
2-3 cr. from AAOT or AGS degree

Bachelor of Arts/Science

Majors include: Performance, Musicology/Ethnomusicology, and MusicTheory.

Year one
Portland State requirement PCC equivalent
MUP190 (3 cr.)* *BM in MUS Ed. requires 3 cr. of MUP per term MUP1XXA ,B, C (3 cr.)
MUP046 PSU Piano Proficiency Exam - take after completing PCC MUS191p-193p
MUS111, 112, 113 MUS111, 112, 113
MUS114, 115, 116 MUS111C, 112C, 113C
MUP188 embedded in PCC MUP studies
MUS195, 196, 197 (3 cr.) MUS195, 220 or PSU196 (3 cr.)
Freshman Inquiry (15 cr.)
PCC transfer students must have a minimum of 30 cr. to waive Freshman Inquiry
WR121 (4 cr.) plus additional 9
credits of LDC courses from AAOT or AGS degree requirements
General or Music Elective (4-9 cr.)
Performance (4 cr.), Composition, Jazz Studies (5 cr.), MUS Ed. (6 cr.), Voice (9 cr.)
LDC Gen Ed or MUS Electives (4-9 cr.)
from AAOT or AGS Degree Requirements
Year two
Portland State requirement PCC equivalent
MUP290 (3 or 6 cr.)* *BM in MUS Ed. requires 3 cr. of MUP per term MUP2XXA ,B, C (6 cr.)
MUS211, 212, 213 MUS211, 212, 213
MUS214, 215, 216 MUS211B, 212B, 213C
MUS291, 292, 293 MUS191p, 192p, 193p
MUS205 and 206 MUS105
MUS195, 196 or 197 (3 cr.) MUS195, 220 or PSU196 (3 cr.)
MUS240, 241, 242 for BM in Comp. only MUS240A, B and C
Sophomore Inquiry (12 cr.)
PCC transfer students must have a minimum of 90 cr. to waive Sophomore Inquiry
12 cr. of LDC courses from AAOT or
AGS degree requirements
General or Music Elective (2-3 cr.)
Performance and Voice majors only
2-3 cr. from AAOT or AGS degree

Music minor

If you're planning on minoring in Music, Jazz Studies, or Music History at PSU, take the following PCC classes:

Years one and two
Portland State requirement PCC equivalent
MUP190 (3 cr.) MUP1XXA, B, C (3 cr.)
MUS191, 192, 193 minor in history only MUS191p, 192p, 193p
MUS111, 112, 113 MUS111, 112, 113
MUS114, 115, 116 MUS111C, 112C, 113C
MUP188 embedded in PCC MUP studies
MUS195, 196, 197 (3 cr.)
music minor only
MUS195, 220 or PSU196 (3 cr.)
MUS198 (3 cr.)
jazz studies minors only
MUS158A, 158B, 158C
MUS 203 MUS204