The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with either an emphasis in General Dance Studies or in Performance. The major is comprised of a 29-hour core component, plus an emphasis. Any student may declare the Dance major and complete the General Dance Studies emphasis. However, Performance emphasis students will be limited and accepted through either audition or demonstration in course work of the technical proficiencies necessary to successfully complete the program.

General Dance Studies  View courses
Students who love everything about Dance or who perhaps are interested in double majoring may wish to choose this 37-credit-hour option, which adds only 8 hours of electives to the core.

Performance/Choreography   View courses
Advanced course work in Ballet and Modern technique, choreography, and other performance aspects comprise this emphasis which when added to the core makes this a 46-hour program.


The dance minor is designed to enhance one’s understanding of both the theoretical and physical aspects of dance. It is comprised of 18 credit hours: eight credits are taken in various genres of dance technique. The theory component (9 credits) includes a required course in dance history as well as two elective theory-based courses chosen to support the student’s major and/or interests. A 1-credit practicum in production completes the dance minor.


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