May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music BSM

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The Bachelor of Science in Music degree provides a strong foundation in both music and the sciences and is especially designed for those interested in pursuing professional degrees in medical fields, such as medicine or dentistry. Students ordinarily complete this program in 4 years.

Total Credits - 120

Ensemble - 8

  • 8 credits of ensemble (must be in a large instrumental or choral ensemble: University Singers, Chorale, Wind Symphony or Symphony Orchestra).
  • Keyboard focus (piano or organ): Must take 1 credit of   and 1 credit of   as part of 8 credits of ensemble. Remaining 6 credits must be taken in one of the large ensembles.

Performance - 8

Additional Requirements

  • A minimum of 4 credits in applied music must be taken as upper-division credits.
  • At least one course other than ensemble or applied music must be taken in residence.
  • Attendance required each semester in major area master classes.
  • Piano Proficiency.

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will:

  • Exhibit effective technical and artistic skills in music performance of repertoire from a broad range of stylistic periods.
  • Learn and apply pedagogical methods, techniques and tools related to their area of expertise as appropriate to their degree track.
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in the theoretical foundations of Western music through aural skills, analysis, composition, and improvisation.
  • Demonstrate understanding of music history—including the development of musical styles and the contextual forces that shaped their development, primarily in the context of Western music, but also to a basic extent in American and world music.
  • Demonstrate basic competencies in music technology (including digital notation and sequencing) and music research.
  • Hone critical thinking skills by consciously making informed interpretation choices, connecting theoretical and historical understanding to musical performance, and developing a personal and discerning philosophy of music.
  • Apprentice in a spirit of artistic community.
  • Integrate faith and learning by hymnology/worship and music.
  • Apprentice in a spirit of service.

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