Program Overview

The Bachelor of Music in Elective Studies allows you to study both general music and a secondary interest in virtually any academic program offered on campus. You will develop your musical skills through courses in music theory, music history, musicianship, and performance. Popular additional fields of study include business, communications, psychology, political science, and information technology. The Wells School of Music at WCU houses all music majors and Presser Music Library, tons of practice rooms and performance spaces, and is a certified All-Steinway School. Wells also offers more than 30 student ensembles to fit your interests and your instrument, from steel drum and jazz to opera theatre and chamber winds. Our students receive hands-on opportunities both in the classroom and in practice, and develop their skills through a personalized education experience and tight-knit music community.


Program Highlights

  • A flexible curriculum encompassing general music courses and courses with a selected additional field
  • Ability to study another area of interest including, but not limited to, business, psychology, and communications
  • Dedicated faculty advising throughout degree sequence

What can I do with this degree?

Our graduates go on to advanced study and to immediate professional placements. They can be found in careers including:

  • Professional flutist
  • Music librarian
  • Business owner
  • Music educator
  • Sound artist
  • Instructional designer
  • Director of music technology

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