Required Core Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
MUSC 003A Music Theory Level 1 3 units
MUSC 003B Music Theory Level 2 3 units
MUSC 004A Music Theory Level 3 4 units
MUSC 020A Musicianship Level 1 1 unit
MUSC 020B Musicianship Level 2 1 unit

Large Ensemble Requirement

Complete a total of 4 units over a minimum of 4 semesters from the following list (4 semester, 1 unit each - MUSC 42,48, and 49 are 1 unit courses that must be repeated 4 times to meet CSU transfer requirement).

Course Number Course Title Units
MUSC 042 Concert Choir 1 unit
MUSC 048 Symphony Orchestra 1 unit
MUSC 049 Symphonic Band 1 unit

Applied Music Requirement

Complete a total of 4 units taken over a minimum of 4 semesters of one strand of MUSC 039ABCDEFG. (MUSC 039ABCDEFG is a 1 unit course, specific to instrument types, that must be repeated 4 times to meet CSU transfer requirement.)

Course Number Course Title Units
MUSC 039A Applied Music: Brass 1 unit
MUSC 039B Applied Music: Woodwind 1 unit
MUSC 039C Applied Music: Strings 1 unit
MUSC 039D Applied Music: Percussion 1 unit
MUSC 039E Applied Music: Piano 1 unit
MUSC 039F Applied Music: Guitar 1 unit
MUSC 039G Applied Music: Voice 1 unit

List A Requirement (3-4 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
MUSC 001 Music History: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Periods 3 units
MUSC 002 Music History: Classical, Romantic and Contemporary Periods 3 units
MUSC 004B Music Theory Level 4 4 units 
MUSC 030A Beginning Piano, Level 1 1 unit
MUSC 030B Beginning Piano, Level 2 1 unit
MUSC 031A Intermediate Piano Level 3 1 unit

Major Requirements: 23 - 24 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 or 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 9/18/20