Bachelor of Arts/Science in Dance

The Bachelor of Arts / Science in Dance has five basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Foreign Language Requirement (Bachelor of Arts only)
  3. Dance Required Courses
  4. Dance Elective Courses
  5. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
Information Literacy0-1
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Required Courses
Required Technique Courses
DANC 1101RBallet Technique I2
DANC 1201RModern Dance I2
DANC 2101RBallet Technique II2
DANC 2201RModern Dance II2
DANC 3101RBallet Technique III3
DANC 3201RModern Dance III3
DANC 4101RBallet Technique IV3
DANC 4201RModern Dance IV3
Required Performance Course
DANC 4800RDance Company II2
Required Theory Courses
DANC 1001First Year Experience: Dance1
DANC 1160Music For Dance1
DANC 2110Introduction to Dance3
DANC 2330Improvisation2
DANC 3260Dance Production2
DANC 3900Composition2
DANC 3510Physics & Kinesiology for Dancers I2
DANC 4510Physics & Kinesiology for Dancers II4
DANC 4600Dance Pedagogy3
DANC 3710Dance in a Cultural Perspective3
DANC 4710Dance History3
DANC 4900Choreography Practicum1
DANC 4910Senior Capstone2
Elective Courses
Complete at least 3 credits:
DANC 1110RDance Conditioning1
DANC 1170Social Dance1
DANC 1500RJazz Dance I2
DANC 1510RBallroom Dance I, International Standard1
DANC 1520Ethnic Dance I1
DANC 1530RBallroom Dance I, International Latin1
DANC 1540RMovement for Musical Theatre1
DANC 1580RTap Dance1
DANC 2221RPointe I1
DANC 2300RDance Partnering1
DANC 2500RJazz Dance II2
DANC 2510RBallroom Dance II - International Standard1
DANC 2530RBallroom Dance II, International Latin1
DANC 2810RBallroom Dance Team1

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline and Discipline Depth Requirement course.

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
DANC 1001 First Year Experience: Dance 1
DANC 1101R Ballet Technique I 2
DANC 1201R Modern Dance I 2
DANC 2110 Introduction to Dance 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Spring Semester
DANC 1160 Music For Dance 1
DANC 2101R Ballet Technique II 2
DANC 2201R Modern Dance II 2
ART 1010 Introduction to Art (FA, GC) 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
HIST 1700 American Civilization 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
DANC 2330 Improvisation 2
DANC 3101R Ballet Technique III 3
DANC 3260 Dance Production 2
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
HIST 1500 World History to 1500 3
Dance Elective 1
Spring Semester
DANC 3201R Modern Dance III 3
DANC 3900 Composition 2
DANC 4800R Dance Company II 2
PHYS 1010
PHYS 1015
Elementary Physics
and Elementary Physics Lab
THEA 1023 Understanding Film 3
Dance Elective 1
3rd Year
Fall Semester
DANC 3510 Physics & Kinesiology for Dancers I 2
DANC 4101R Ballet Technique IV 3
DANC 4201R Modern Dance IV 3
DANC 4900 Choreography Practicum 1
PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan 3
Dance Elective 1
General Education (Exploration) 3
Spring Semester
DANC 4510 Physics & Kinesiology for Dancers II 4
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
Electives 8
4th Year
Fall Semester
DANC 3710 Dance in a Cultural Perspective 3
DANC 4600 Dance Pedagogy 3
Electives 8
Spring Semester
DANC 4710 Dance History 3
DANC 4910 Senior Capstone 2
MUSC 1236 Survey of Jazz History 3
Electives 7
 Total Hours120