Bachelor of Music/Honours Bachelor of Science with Major


Do you love music and science? Would you like to develop your musical abilities to their full potential while doing advanced studies in the sciences? Now you can do so thanks to a new bachelor’s program offered jointly by the University of Ottawa’s faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering. Acquire in-depth knowledge and pursue rigorous training in music and science in this new program, the first of its kind in Canada!

The combined Bachelor of Music and Science program was created for students who would like to be able to work in either field and are interested in developing their skills in both disciplines. This five-year combined program leads to a degree in music (BMus) and in science (BSc) and opens the door to graduate studies. To be admitted to the program, students must be accepted into the Bachelor of Music, successfully complete an instrument or voice audition, demonstrating outstanding abilities, and meet the Bachelor of Science admission criteria.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

Bachelor of Music (BMus) 90 credits
3 course credits from:
ENG1100 Workshop in Essay Writing 3
ENG1120 Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction 3
ENG1121 Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry 3
3 FLS credits1
MUS1031 Cours d'instrument I : interprétation BMus/BSc / Applied Music I: Performance BMus/BSc2 6
3 course credits from:
MUS1191 Sight-Singing and Dictation I: General 3
MUS1192 Sight-Singing and Dictation I: Intermediate 3
MUS1193 Sight-Singing and Dictation I: Advanced 3
MUS1194 Sight-Singing and Dictation I: Enriched 3
MUS2031 Cours d'instrument II : interprétation BMus/BSc / Applied Music II: performance BMus/BSc2 6
MUS2306 Theory and Analysis I3 3
MUS2307 Theory and Analysis II 3
MUS2331 Forms and Styles I: Middle Ages and Renaissance 3
MUS2332 Forms and Styles II: Baroque and Early Classical 3
3 course credits from:
MUS2191 Sight-Singing and Dictation II: General 3
MUS2192 Sight-Singing and Dictation II: Intermediate 3
MUS2193 Sight-Singing and Dictation II: Advanced 3
MUS2194 Sight-Singing and Dictation II: Enriched 3
MUS3031 Cours d'instrument III : interprétation BMus/BSc / Applied Music III: Performance BMus/BSc2 6
MUS3306 Theory and Analysis III 3
MUS3307 Theory and Analysis IV 3
MUS3333 Forms and Styles III: Late Classical and Early Romantic 3
MUS3334 Forms and Styles IV: Late Romantic and Early Modern 3
MUS3335 Twentieth-Century Music 3
MUS4031 Cours d'instrument IV : interprétation BMus/BSc / Applied Music IV: Performance BMus/BSc2 6
MUS4033 Cours d'instrument V : interprétation BMus/BSc / Applied Music V: Performance BMus/BSc2 6
9 course credits from:4
MUS3901 Orchestre / Orchestra 3
MUS3902 Harmonie / Wind Ensemble 3
MUS3903 Production d'opéra / Opera Production 3
MUS3904 Ensemble chorale / Choral Ensemble 3
MUS3905 Choeur Calixa-Lavallée / Calixa-Lavallée Choir 3
MUS3907 Ensemble de guitares / Guitar Ensemble 3
MUS3908 Ensemble de jazz / Jazz Ensemble 3
MUS3909 Choeur de cuivres / Brass Choir 3
MUS3910 Ensemble de cuivres / Brass Ensemble 3
MUS3911 Ensemble de vents / Woodwind Ensemble 3
MUS3912 Ensemble baroque / Baroque Ensemble 3
MUS3913 Ensemble de percussions / Percussion Ensemble 3
MUS3914 Ensemble de musique contemporaine / Contemporary Music Ensemble 3
MUS3915 Ensemble mixte / Mixed Ensemble 3
MUS3916 Ensemble de pianos / Piano Ensemble 3
MUS3917 Accompagnement / Accompaniment 3
MUS3918 Accompagnement en studio / Studio Accompanying 3
12 course credits from:
MUS3110 Music Education I 3
MUS3111 Music Education II 3
MUS3301 Selected Topics in Music History 3
MUS3302 Selected Topics in Music Theory and Analysis 3
MUS3305 Music and Critical Thought 3
MUS3308 Popular Music in Society 3
MUS3328 Research in Music: Tools and Methods 3
MUS3944 Musique de chambre I / Chamber Music I 3
MUS4158 Piano Pedagogy I 3
MUS4159 Piano Pedagogy II 3
MUS4301 Seminar I 3
MUS4310 Selected Topics in Score Analysis 3
MUS4311 Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis 3
MUS4315 Topics in Music Technology 3
MUS4374 Atonal and Twelve-Tone Music 3
All non-keyboard majors must submit to a proficiency exam at a Grade VI RCMT set by the School of Music at the end of the second year. This exam must be completed successfully by the end of the fifth year to obtain the BMus/BSc degree.
Courses are selected through tutorial consultation. The Department determines the order in which some courses must be taken and can impose any courses deemed necessary for the musical development of the student: these courses may be chosen in departments other than music.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) 60 credits
Any already existing Science major leading to the Bachelor of Science5
1An exemption for this requirement is given to students who obtain an equivalency for the language-proficiency test (FLS3500) or who take a MUS course offered in French.
2Students failing an applied music course (MUS1031, MUS2031, MUS3131, MUS4031, MUS4033) will be asked by the department to withdraw from BMus/BSc.
3A written test at the beginning of courses MUS1191, MUS1192, MUS1193, MUS1194 and MUS2306 will determine placement in an additional weekly lab.
4Students may repeat the same course code more than once.
5For more details, check the calendars of the Faculty of Science or Engineering.