Dance - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
Complete the following eighteen hours of technical dance training prior to 3rd year. Higher placement in technique levels may result in exemption of some or all of these levels for advance placed or transfer students, and/or returning professional students:

Complete the following ten (10) hours:
DANC 2642* (minimum of 2 hours)
DANC 2652* (minimum of 4 hours)
DANC 2662* (minimum of 4 hours)

Complete the following eight (8) hours:
DANC 2000
DANC 2300
DANC 2600
Dance Elective (Select 2 hours from Major Electives) 

*Repeatable
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Entrance Requirements
See UGA entrance requirements. Complete a formal audition for acceptance into the dance program. 

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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (48 hours)

Incoming first-year and transfer students are required to audition for admission to the dance major program. Interested dancers may contact the Department of Dance at (706) 542-4415 or www.dance.uga.edu for information on annual auditions.

Dance Technique and Training (24 hours)
DANC 3653*
DANC 3663*
DANC 4654*
DANC 4664*

* Repeatable

Choreography and Production (7 hours)
DANC 3000
DANC 3400
DANC 4400
DANC 4800

Dance Theory (17 hours)
DANC 3010 
DANC 3020  
DANC 3700
DANC 4030
DANC 4500
DANC 4700
DANC 4810 
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General Electives (7 hours)
Any level

Optional - Teacher Certification Requirements (24 hours)
(Required beyond the A.B. degree)
DANC 3200**
DANC 3210**
DANC 5460*,**
DANC 3700**
DANC 4700**
EDUC 2110
EDUC 2120
EDUC(EPSY) 2130
KINS 5620/7620-5620L/7620L or SPED 2000 or SPED 4020/6020 or SPED 4030/6030
* Requires an additional semester. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is also required prior to student teaching.

**May serve towards the major. 

All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions:
http://epr.coe.uga.edu/gapsc/pre-service-certificate/
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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