Add a double major in music?

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  1. JLur

    JLur Member

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    Im a 4-year scholarship cadet for University of Tampa starting next year. My scholarship is currently as a political Science Major and I plan to keep that. However, I have a ton of AP and dual enrollment credits(36 without the 4 exams I will be taking this year). I know I am obligated to stay at college for 4 years so I was thinking of double majoring in music. I have already been accepted to the music program as a minor and they offered me a spot as a double major. Would that be possible? Would I have to get that cleared by cadet command? Thanks!
     
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    You will just need to make sure you include the classes needed for your music major on your 104R form you will fill out prior to contracting. The only concern the Army has is that you graduate in 4 years with at least on major completed, adding a second major will not effect your scholarship, just make sure you keep your 104R updated and work with the HR person in your battalion to make sure you are always on track to graduate. A double major sounds like a great idea since you have credits already built up, a lot will depend on just how many credits the university will accept when you start enrollment.

    One tip, see if you can get in touch with your advisor at your new school to see if you can get started on the 104R form before the start of school. This will save you some time and allow you to contract sooner and activate your scholarship, provided you pass your APFT on the first try. Remember your scholarship tuition, book money, and stipend do not start until you have everything completed and pass the APFT, and the stipend is not retroactive, it starts when you contract. See if your battalion HR can get you as many of the forms you need to complete prior to getting to school.
     
  3. DesertCaliMom

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    I can't speak on the military side, but as a music education major in college, be very mindful of the requirements for music. It can add up and get insane real fast. Those one unit classes you need can turn into 20 hours a week in rehearsal time easily. Taking an 18 credit semester case load counting my music classes pretty much left me in the practice room, recording studio and music hall 10 hours a day plus homework and other class time.
     
  4. Non Ducor Duco

    Non Ducor Duco I am not led, I lead 5-Year Member

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    ^^^^This. So true. My sister is a music major, most of her classes are like 1-2 credit hours and they are very demanding, each one takes up at least 3-4 hrs a week...and that's just for in class time. Then as a music major you are required to join choirs or ensembles as an extracurricular. She has to take like 6-7 classes a semester to stay on track, idk where poly sci and ROTC would both fit into that. You're required to attend X amount of department performances per semester. She was going to double major in music and poly sci too, but realized there'd be no way to complete both in 4 yrs. The music curriculum is very strict. Be sure you know what all is involved before you sign up.
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Sure glad the other two jumped in to help you with your question. I have to admit that I have no idea what it takes to major in music so make sure you follow their advice to get all the information you can first. The 104R info for Army ROTC I gave you would be the case for any major you decide on.
     
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