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Transfer Guide: Music

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This guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a degree in Music. Use this guide with an EICCD A.A. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Click here for additional information about the music major   

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICCD. For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor. 

Dual Admission Program:  As soon as you have been accepted to Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community College, you may participate in the St. Ambrose Dual Admission program by completing a SAU application and indicating your intended date to transfer. Through Dual Admission you will receive SAU advising support while earning your associate's degree, plus you can attend SAU home athletic events and Galvin Fine Arts performances, plus use the Physical Education Center and career development services at no cost.  Students who apply for the Dual Admission program prior to completing 30 credits toward an associate's degree are eligible for a special $1,000 scholarship when beginning fulltime studies at St. Ambrose. Click here for information on Dual Admission  

Transfer:  Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status, provided the student has earned at minimum a 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA). 
Note: It is recommended that as you select courses for your associate's degree, general education coursework should include a philosophy course. SAU also has a Health/Physical Education graduation requirement which can be met by completing PEH:109 Personal Wellness. Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis. 

Click here for Course Equivalencies.

SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.  

Foreign Language:  SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.  

EICCD courses which will fulfill SAU required courses for a major in music:

Course # Title  Credits SAU Equivalent
MUS:120 Music Theory I 3 MUS:201
MUS:123 Music Theory II 3 MUS:202
MUS:222 Music Theory III 3 MUS:301*


Other recommended EICCD courses and their SAU equivalent:
Course # Title Credits SAU Equivalent
PHI:101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 PHIL:101
Applied music courses including MUA:101, MUA:120 or MUA:147 Varies MUS:103
Musical ensemble courses including MUS:151, MUS:154 or MUS:158 Varies MUS:111 or MUS:124
PEH:109 Personal Wellness 1 KIN:149

* Courses which articulate to SAU at the 300 level will not count as upper division credit at SAU.   

SAU Contact Person:  
Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor