All 100 and 200 level courses are open to all students, though some courses require prerequisites or approval from the instructor. Some suggested courses for first-year students include:
- Fall Term: The Music That Isn’t There (100); I’ve Got Rhythm (100); Musicianship Lab I (103); Theory I: Materials of Music (110); Rock History (136).
- Winter Term: Musicianship Lab II (104); Intro to Music Technology (108); America’s Music (126).
- Spring Term: Music Fundamentals (101); The Blues from the Delta to Chicago (131).