Bachelor of Music with Non-Music Elective Studies 

This degree is titled Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) with Elective Studies, and is a unique option for students who want a Bachelor of Music degree but who also have strong interest in other disciplines.  Completing a minimum of 18 credit hours in an academic area (or explicit combination of areas) outside of music, students in the B.Mus. with Non-Music Elective Studies program are preparing for service in fields such as Music Ministry and Worship, Missions, Recording Arts, and more.  In this program, students can:

  • Minor in most disciplines, with other electives
  • Double minor
  • Complete major-level coursework in many disciplines within the 33 elective hours

These studies must include the minor in any discipline for which Houghton offers an academic minor.  Multi- or cross-disciplinary areas of elective study may also be proposed by petition, depending upon the interests of the student.  Elective possibilities for the curriculum include: 

  • Religion/theology (music in Christian Worship)
  • Intercultural studies (world music, music & missions)
  • Natural sciences (strong music + medical)
  • Business (music business)
  • Psychology and or recreation (music therapy graduate studies)
  • Communication (media studies)
  • Humanities (individual interests)

Degree Requirements

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