Bachelor of Arts in Music

Music is just the starting point – you add your other interests

If you love music but also love graphic design or political science, or want to prepare for medical school, our bachelor of arts in music may be perfect for you. In addition to intensive study in music theory, music history, and solo and ensemble performance, students in this program complete a minor, or even a second major, in another field. This can prepare you for a career in either music or that other field, or in an area that combines the two.

The flexibility of our curriculum lends itself well to pre-professional studies, and graduates have gone on to medical and law school as well as to careers in a wide variety of fields. It’s also a particularly good starting point for graduate study in music history, music theory, ethnomusicology, and other areas. It’s up to you to create a path that fits your own particular interests and needs.

Get your Bachelor of Arts in Music

  • Designed for students who want to continue to study music while preparing for careers in other areas, or students who want to prepare for careers in musical fields not covered by other degrees.
  • Provides a flexible curriculum combining core music study with intensive study in another area.
  • 124 credit hours to complete your degree. See 2012-2013 Degree Plan Course Listing for this major »