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Undergrad Program

Music Majors can choose a course track with an emphasis in Composition, Performance, Jazz, Technology and Literature. Non-majors can take courses if they satisfy prerequisites, and audition for ensembles.


The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Music Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts - Music (ICAM). Emphasis available within the Music major include Composition, Performance, Literature, Technology, and Jazz Studies. Minors are available in Music and ICAM.

Students who are not majors and have a limited musical background should take MUS 1A-B-C, which develops skills musicians use in the analysis and performance of music. Students interested in music appreciation can choose from the following courses, which introduce aspects of the rich heritage of music: MUS 4-20, 110-116, 126 and 127.  For Music Minors with prior musical background who wish to continue in upper-division theory courses, MUS 2A-B-C (in lieu of 1A-B-C) is essential.

Performance Ensembles are open for participation by all UC San Diego students. These include choral, orchestral, wind, and jazz ensembles.

Advising Team

Please make sure to check your UC San Diego email regularly for ALL updates as much is subject to change.

You may schedule a Virtual Advising Appointment to meet with an advisor or visit us during Walk-In Advising hours.


Please see Expected Response Times for specific requests below:

Virtual Advising Center (VAC) – 2-3 Business days after submission
EASy Request – 5 Business days after submission
Declaring a Minor – 5 Business days after submission
Undergraduate Student Petition – 2 Business days after submission. We review on Thursdays. It can take up to a business week to receive a decision. 
Double Major – Review starts during Week 4. You will receive a decision 5 Businesses days after submission. 
SAP and Unit Limit Extension – 2-5 Business days after submission.  

Undergraduate Advisor

Katara Conroy
CPMC 195

Office Hours, Winter 2023

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (In Office): 7:30a-4:00p

Tuesday and Friday (Remote): 7:30a-4:00p

Virtual Advising AppointmentsPlease schedule your Virtual Advising Appointments via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC):  

Student Affairs Assistant

Adriana Sanchez
CPMC Front Desk
Office Hours, Winter 2023

Wedneday, Thursday, and Friday (In Office): 7:30a-4:00p

Monday and Tuesday (Remote): 7:30a-4:00p


Please note,
  • We close our office doors and are unavailable Monday-Friday from 12 Noon - 1:00P for lunch.
  • Our office closes Monday-Friday at 4:00P.