2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Music B.A.

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The Music Department serves undergraduate students wishing to study in performance areas, to prepare for a career in music education, to prepare for a ministry of music in churches, and to develop a knowledge and appreciation of music as an integral part of a liberal arts education.


Friends University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


Church soloists, organists and choir directors, studio instructors; preparation for graduate studies.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Arts

General Education Requirements

Eight credit hours in a single foreign language is required for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Choose two Music History courses:

One course must be MUSC 301, 302 or 415.

Choose six credit hours of Performance Courses:

Choose two credit hours in Primary Instrument:

Choose eight credit hours from the following:

Piano Proficiency Requirement:

Students must take piano until they have passed the Piano Proficiency Exam.

Total Major Requirements: 48-49 credit hours

Optional Music in Worship Emphasis: 15 credit hours

A Music in Worship emphasis (or concentration) defines the content of the Bachelor of Arts in music degree around a particular subject area and provides a practical focus for those students who wish to pursue the field of music and worship ministry. 

Total Degree Requirements: 124 credit hours

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