A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree allows for students with a wide variety of experience and interests to pursue musical study.  Students in the B.A. degree program may wish to work in some aspect of the music industry.  Others may desire to keep music as an integral part of their lives, but not necessarily as a principal occupation.  Others may pursue a double major with other curricula such as business administration, communication, theology, or psychology.

An audition is required to establish an appropriate performance course level.

Degree Requirements, 125 credit hours

Music Requirements*38-39
Music in Christian Perspective: 2
Music Theory 12
Aural Skills 4
Music History & Literature 8-9
Applied Music (Private Lessons) 6
Music Ensemble Lab ea. Sem. 0
Music Electives 6
Senior Capstone -
Integrative Studies (IS)‡ (Liberal Arts)53
Free Electives33-34

* See College Music Catalog for specific requirements and course descriptions.

‡ See College Catalog, for a full description of Houghton’s IS requirements.