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Music with Non-Music Elective Studies Major (BMus)

Prepare to welcome your love of music to a flexible future.

Embrace your passion for music while moving towards your desired career path. With Houghton’s Bachelor of Music in Non-Music Elective Studies, you’ll experience a versatile curriculum that won’t limit your ambitions. Embark on a journey as you discover music’s impact over a wide range of discipline possibilities that impact the world in critical and unique ways.

A Reputable Name in Music.

From its dedicated faculty and top-notch facilities, Houghton is a top accredited member of NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), the principal U.S. accreditor for music in higher education.

Why Major in Non-Elective Music Studies at Houghton

Allow your mind to fearlessly choose between a variety of career paths including:
Religion/Theology, Intercultural Studies, Natural Sciences, Business, Psychology and or Recreation, Communication, Humanities.

What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s BMus in Non-Music Elective Studies, you will experience the stress-free environment of choosing your personally customized degree through:

  • Combining your passion for music with your other talents and career aspirations.
  • Enhancing your ability to explore innovative ways of molding music into a diverse job market.
  • Understanding the responsibilities within certain discipline paths.
  • Analyzing the importance of music in everyday life.
  • Realizing your potential to embrace the workforce through a unique and creative lens.
  • Performing recitals and additional performances; music accompaniment is free to students

128 Credits


Required Courses


General Education & Electives

Degree Requirements

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Program Outcomes

Students earning a BMus degree in Music with Non-Music Elective Studies from Houghton University are prepared to for careers in many areas of the music industry, including but not limited to:

Employment Expected to Grow 9%

U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsSource

Application Requirements


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Documents and Supporting Materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript and your test scores (can be waived)
Testing Policy

Personal Statement

The personal statement portion of our application for admission is perhaps the best place to truly tell your story, to tell who you are and what is important to you.
Personal Statement

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