Music, B.A. (STLCC 2+SLU)

This program plan is part of the formal 2+SLU transfer agreement between St. Louis Community College and Saint Louis University.

Students in this program will satisfy the degree requirements published in the 2020-2021 academic catalog at St. Louis Community College and the 2021-2022 academic catalog at SLU. Students must complete all courses and transfer to SLU on or before the spring 2026 semester.

Students who plan to transfer to SLU after spring 2026 should contact a transfer admission counselor to explore options.

Students who have been following a program plan from a previous year's academic catalog can reference their older program plan version at

For additional information see the catalog entry for:

Music, B.A.

  • Students must complete all the courses outlined on the Program Plan unless an exception is approved by SLU.
  • Students must complete an application for admission.
  • Students may be subject to admission review under circumstances outlined in the Admission Policies.
  • Students must present a 2.50 cumulative GPA at the time of transfer to SLU.
  • Note: All prospective music majors at SLU must audition for admittance to the Music Program. Auditions may be performed in person or submitted digitally through To schedule an in-person audition, email A successful audition must be completed before coursework at SLU begins.
    Pianists: Prepare two works from contrasting style periods (i.e., Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, 20th Century). The pieces played should be at least late-intermediate level in difficulty, such as Bach Two-Part Inventions, Clementi sonatinas, and the Debussy Arabesques.
    Singers: Prepare two contrasting selections from the art song, aria, spiritual, classical Broadway, or musical theatre repertoire. One of your selections must be in a foreign language. Songs must be performed from memory.

Program Plans provide a guided pathway for students to earn an associate's degree at their home institution and a bachelor's degree at Saint Louis University. Students may change the sequence in which they complete courses at their home institution. Students who complete a course that is not part of this Program Plan are encouraged to contact SLU to see if the course could be substituted.

St. Louis Community College Courses 

Transfer Course Transfer Course Title Transfer Course Credits Equivalent SLU Course Equivalent SLU Credits
Year One
COM 107 Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110) 3 CMM 1200 3
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100) 3 ENGL 1500 3
MTH 160 or higher Precalculus Algebra (MOTR MATH 130) or higher (except MTH 180) 4 MATH 1200 4
MUS 101 Music Theory I 4 MUSC 2270 and MUSC 2271 4
MUS 141 Applied Music I 2 MUSC 2XXX 2
Credits 16 16
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200) 3 ENGL 1900 3
MUS 102 Music Theory II 4 MUSC 2280 and MUSC 2281 4
MUS 142 Applied Music II 2 MUSC 2XXX 2
Social & Behavioral Sciences (MOTR Course) (Choose any except COM 200, GEG 101, HST courses) 3 Social Science Requirment 3
Natural Science (lab optional)(MOTR course) 3 General Elective 3
Credits 15 15
Year Two
MUS 201 Music Theory III 4 MUSC 3270 and MUSC 3271 4
MUS 211 Music History I (MOTR MUSC 103) 3 MUSC 3300 3
MUS 241 Applied Music III 2 MUSC 2XXX 2
PHL 104 Ethics (MOTR PHIL 102) 3 PHIL 2050 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (MOTR Course) (Recommended: ANT 101, ANT 102, or PSC 201) 3 General Elective 3
Credits 15 15
MUS 212 Music History II (MOTR MUSC 104) 3 MUSC 3310 3
MUS 242 Applied Music IV 2 MUSC 2XXX 2
MUS 202 Music Theory IV 4 MUSC 3290 4
Social & Behavioral Sciences - Civics Course (Choose any) 3 General Elective 3
Natural Science with lab (MOTR course) 4 Natural Sciences Requirement 4
Credits 16 16
St. Louis Community College Total Credits 62 62

Note: Students must complete an AA at STLCC to be part of the official 2+SLU program. Students using this program plan as a general guide to transfer to SLU may have to complete additional courses at SLU.

Saint Louis University Courses 

Plan of Study Grid
Year Three
Applied Music Credits 2
General Elective 3
MUSC 2500 Class Piano III * 1
Performance Ensembles  
CORE 1600 Ultimate Questions: Theology 3
Foreign Language I 3
Fine Arts Course (Must be outside of Music) 3
Applied Music Credits 1
Concentration Requirement 1
MUSC 2510 Class Piano IV * 1
MUSC 4410 Conducting 2
Performance Ensembles  
CORE 1700 Ultimate Questions: Philosophy 3
Foreign Language II 3
Year Four
Applied Music Credits 2
General Elective 3
HIST 1110
Origins of the Modern World to 1500
or Origins of the Modern World (1500 to Present)
Literature Requirement 3XXX-4XXX 3
Music Elective Course 3
Performance Ensembles  
Applied Music Credits 1
Concentration Requirement 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Performance Ensembles  
 Total Credits60

Note: Many music majors may need to take MUSC 1260 Class Piano I (1 cr) and MUSC 1270 Class Piano II (1 cr) before enrolling in MUSC 2500 Class Piano III (1 cr) and MUSC 2510 Class Piano IV (1 cr). However, students with significant piano background may be able to test out of some or all of the piano classes leading to the proficiency exam. All music majors must pass the Piano Proficiency Exam, which is the final examination of MUSC 2510 Class Piano IV (1 cr), by the end of their junior year.

For additional questions please contact:

Transfer Admission