Hours53 - 56.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

The Dance BA pre-major requires major declaration as Pre-Dance BA, completion of the Pre-Dance BA requirements (Requirements 1 and 2 below), and a dance screening. After passing the Pre-Dance BA screening, students will be assigned a faculty advisor for annual mandatory advisement.
Dance technique courses (including Dance 243R and 244R) require a grade of at least B- for advancement to next level.
The Dance Department requires a minimum of 30 hours of dance credit to be taken in residency at BYU's Provo campus for this degree program. BYU Independent Study courses do not count toward residency. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Note: PDBio 220 is preferred.
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
Courses not selected in core requirements can be taken as an elective.
requirement 7 Complete 3 options
Complete one course from each of the following categories:
Note 1: Cultural dance technique courses are offered on a rotation basis. Please see the department for a rotation schedule.
Note 2: One course may fulfill two of the required foot articulation, partnering, and cultural dance categories, possibly reducing the number of enrollments for this requirement from three to two: Dance 174, 274R, 277, or 374R will satisfy both articulation and cultural categories; Dance 273 and 373 will satisfy both partnering and cultural categories.
requirement 8 Complete 7.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 7 credit hours from the following 300-level and above technique courses:
requirement 9 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
Complete 1 hour from the following technique courses (cannot double count with courses used to fulfill Requirement 8):
requirement 11 Complete 2 courses
Complete two semesters (2-4 hours) from the following Performance Company options:
requirement 12 Complete 6.0 hours from the following option(s)
option 12.1 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: R courses may count only once to complete this requirement, with the exception of Dance 399R, 500R, 540R and 544R.
Program Outcomes: 

Technical Skill and Artistry

Students will demonstrate advanced or high intermediate technical and artistic skill in at least one dance genre.

Teaching, Choreography, or Performance

Students will demonstrate competency in a self-selected dance specialty such as pedagogy, choreography, or performance.

Research and Theory

Students will examine, synthesize, and apply theory within a comprehensive dance curriculum.


Students will model professional behavior and practice.

Spiritual Values and Ethical Issues

Students will critically examine spiritual, ethical, and professional issues relevant to dance.