Undergraduate Degrees

 

The USA Department of Music offers a variety of academic programs emphasizing comprehensive musicianship and designed to help students acquire the knowledge and skills for careers in the 21st Century. Specific music and college core requirements are common to all programs, and a successful audition is required for acceptance.

All Bachelor of Music degree programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Student Conductor with Wind EnsembleBachelor of Music with Concentration in Music Education - Instrumental - [Degree Checksheet]
Students acquire the skills and experience necessary to teach grade levels N-12. This degree includes the Alabama Teacher Certification in Music. A student teaching internship is completed during the final semester of study.


Bachelor of Music with Concentration in Music Education - Vocal - [Degree Checksheet]
Students acquire the skills and experience necessary to teach grade levels N-12. This degree includes the Alabama Teacher Certification in Music. A student teaching internship is completed during the final semester of study.


Bachelor of Music with Concentration in Performance - Instrumental - [Degree Checksheet]
Instrumental students pursuing performance careers have the opportunity for intense study and practice in solo and ensemble situations. Students perform a public recital during their Junior and Senior years.


Bachelor of Music with Concentration in Performance - Vocal - [Degree Checksheet]
Vocal students pursuing performance careers have the opportunity for intense study and practice in solo and ensemble situations. Students perform a public recital during their Junior and Senior years.

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Bachelor of Music with Concentration in Elective Studies in Business - [Degree Checksheet]
This degree prepares students for work in the multi-billion dollar music industry. The program is comprised of studies of business principles, retail, production, recording, music technology, and legal issues. Students complete an internship during the final semester of study.


Bachelor of Music with Concentration in Elective Studies in Specific Outside Fields - [Degree Checksheet]
This flexible degree option allows students to pursue rigorous study in other academic disciplines in addition to music, allowing for an additional major or minor.


Minor in Music - [Degree Checksheet]
A student in any academic program may declare a music minor following a successful audition. It includes courses in Music Theory, Music Literature, instrumental or vocal study, and participation in ensembles.


Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Music Theatre
This degree, offered through the Department of Dramatic Arts, emphasizes practical skills necessary for performance in the musical theatre field. Students take core courses in both music and drama and participate in a variety of stage productions.