University Studies - BS, Dance Concentration

The dance concentration curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science in University Studies. It is designed to serve students who are in good academic standing with the University (2.0+ GPA) and are specifically seeking an interdisciplinary degree plan which provides preparation in dance history and production. Students complete courses in the foundations of dance, dance production, and dance composition, and technique courses in various forms of dance. Students choose two minors to complement the dance concentration. This concentration is housed in the Division of Kinesiology within the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the degree in four years without attending summer school.  This is a suggested plan and does not have to be followed as laid out below.  Students should use this information in conjunction with advising documents available from their advisor or the department website when scheduling courses each semester to ensure they are meeting all prerequisites, taking courses for admission to professional phase in a timely manner and meeting all grade requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
DCED 202 Dance Appreciation 1,2 3
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 3
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
Select one of the following: 4 2
Ballet I  
Ballet II  
Ballet III  
Select one of the following: 4 2
Modern Dance I  
Modern Dance II  
Modern Dance III  
Life and physical sciences 3 3-4
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
Select one of the following: 4 2
Movement Lab: Ballet I  
Movement Lab: Ballet II  
Movement Lab: Ballet III  
Select one of the following: 4 2
Movement Lab: Modern Dance I  
Movement Lab: Modern Dance II  
Movement Lab: Modern Dance III  
Communication 3 3
Life and physical sciences 3 3-4
Mathematics 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Second Year
Fall
Select one of the following: 4 2
Ballet I  
Modern Dance I  
Ballet II  
Modern Dance II  
Ballet III  
Modern Dance III  
American history 2,3 3
Mathematics 3 3
Minor 6 3
General elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
DCED 203 Dance Production 3
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 7,8 1
Select one of the following: 4 2
Movement Lab: Ballet I  
Movement Lab: Modern Dance I  
Movement Lab: Ballet II  
Movement Lab: Modern Dance II  
Movement Lab: Ballet III  
Movement Lab: Modern Dance III  
American history 2,3 3
Social and behavioral sciences 2,3 3
Minor 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
DCED 306 Dance Composition I 2
POLS 206 American National Government 3 3
Language, philosophy and culture 2,3 3
Minor 6 3
Minor 6 3
Minor 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
DCED 400 Dance Composition II 2
KINE 120
The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 7
or Introduction to the Science of Health and Fitness
1-3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3 3
Minor 6 3
General elective 2,5 3
General elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
Fall
DCED 308 Safe Practices in Teaching Dance 9 3
Minor 6 3
Minor 6 3
General elective 2,5 3
General elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
DCED 405 Career Preparation in Dance 1
Minor 6 3
Minor 6 3
General elective 2,5 3
General elective 2,5 3
General elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours120