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Dance (BA)

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The BA degree in Dance provides an awareness of the possibilities of dance in all of its manifestations and rigorously prepares students in performance, choreography, community outreach and involvement, education, technology, social and cultural roles, and research/scholarly endeavors. The degree prepares enthusiastic and energetic graduates who will use their passion about the art form to guide their career and advanced study choices.

  • Foreign Language:  Required
  • Minor: Not Required
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) and an overall GPA of 2.50 or “C+.” In addition, a grade of “B” or higher is required in at least one 3000-level major course in both ballet and modern dance.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation-a minimum of 60 of these must be Dance classes. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above).


Students should meet annually, if not more often, with the faculty advisor for course and program advisement. Email for more information or to schedule an appointment.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission requirements for this major.

General Education

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements  of this catalog for Bachelor of Arts requirements. See Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA listed under the major course requirements.  DANC 1010 CA/DV  and NUTR 1020 LS  are prerequisites for required dance courses.

Course Requirements for BA Degree:

Technique Courses Required (22 credit hours)

Appropriate level technique courses in ballet and modern dance (initially to be determined by placement class) are required every semester of residence–22 credit hours required, 11 each in Ballet and Modern Dance.

Support Courses Required (6-7 credit hours, choosing only 1 THEA option)


Elective Courses (6-10 hours) in any other area which adds to thesis research applicable to DANC 4700 Creative Synthesis in Dance.

Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements  in this catalog and complete Option 1 – Foreign Language listed under Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees.

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