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Advisement Information

The division of Music offers the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Music
  • Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education
  • Minor in Music    

Detailed information about requirements for the B.A. in Music and B.M. in Music Education.

Students enrolled in Music of Music Education must take courses in the major beginning in their first semester of study, so it is strongly recommended that all music students meet with their music faculty advisor regularly, and in particular during regular advising period, to ensure that the enroll in the correct music courses and remain on track to graduation.  (Failure to enroll in the correct music classes each semester will result in delaying graduation.)

Your advisor will be listed in the DUCK.  If you have questions about your advisor assignment, please contact Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, Music Coordinator.

Music minors are encouraged to meet with the Music Coordinator each semester to plan music courses in which to enroll.

Curriculum Worksheets for the B.A. in Music and the B.M. in Music Education can be found on the music forms web pageView the information and forms relating to the Minor in Music.

Many music courses are not offered every semester.  Stay in contact with your faculty advisor and refer to published course rotations to help you plan your course loads.

Roles and Responsibilities of Advisors and Students

The Advisor's Role and Responsibilities

  • To create a welcoming and safe environment where students feel comfortable.
  • To clarify college policies, regulations, programs, and procedures about which the student may have questions.
  • To be available to meet with students each semester.
  • To keep regular office hours and be adequately available to meet with students.
  • To offer advice on selecting courses and to assist students in developing an academic plan that satisfies degree requirements.
  • To assist students in planning programs of study, both short-term and long-term, that are consistent with each student's abilities and interests. (This includes course load and factors such as academic background, program demands, employment or personal commitments).
  • To be a responsive listener and to refer students to appropriate support services within the college when needed.
  • To discuss the student's academic performance and the implications of their performance for the undergraduate programs, graduate programs and professional programs the student desires to pursue.
  • To help students identify special needs and acquaint them with services and programs provided at Clayton State University.
  • To refer students to other services, departments, and specific individuals as special needs are identified.
  • To help students to explore their unique interests, abilities, and goals and to relate them to academic majors.
  • To monitor the student's progress toward educational goals and keep accurate, up-to-date records of their academic progress.
  • To respect the student's right to privacy of educational records and discuss confidential information only with appropriate individuals.
  • To help students assume responsibility for their own decisions and actions.
  • To be knowledgeable about career opportunities.
  • To offer students the opportunity to participate in a mentoring relationship which will help them become more independent and self-directed.

The Student's Role and Responsibilities

  • To take the initiative to contact their advisor.
  • To have and be familiar with the Academic Catalog, the Course Schedule and their student record in DUCK.
  • To prepare a list of courses, questions or concerns written down before each meeting.
  • To gather all relevant decision-making information.
  • To seek resources on campus will assist them in making academic and career decisions.
  • To ask questions and be knowledgeable about policies, procedures and requirements.
  • To be familiar with their degree requirements.
  • To be aware of the prerequisites for each course.
  • To follow college procedures for registering courses and course adjustments.
  • To observe academic deadlines.
  • To keep advisors informed about changes in their academic progress, course selection, and academic/career goals.
  • To keep a personal record of their degree progress and official university documents (program worksheets, copy of schedule changes and advisement appointment notes, etc.).
  • To understand academic performance standards, academic probation, academic dismissal, and to know GPA requirements.
  • To inform an advisor or the Dean's Office immediately whenever a serious problem (medical, financial, personal) disrupts the students' ability to attend classes or interferes one's ability to focus on their education.
  • To make final decisions and be actively responsible for their academic career.