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About the Music Degree Program

On Campus

The Music degree program offers a liberal arts degree with an emphasis in music – a course of study leading to a non-professional degree in music, allowing graduates to receive a well-rounded education and broad skill set. This degree gives students a strong foundation in the humanities, combining academic studies with training in the musical areas of their choice.

In addition to general studies courses, the courses required by the student’s chosen minor or second major, and a foreign language component, the music courses for this degree include music history, music theory, applied music and performance. Because of the program’s focus on both academic and musical excellence, graduates are set up well for a wide variety of career opportunities.

bet36365体育's Music department also offers a number of programs leading to a Bachelor of Music. If you're not sure what degree is right for you, you can see a full listing of the music degree programs offered or reach out to a faculty member to talk more about your academic and career goals.

Music Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to bet36365体育.

Degree Received

Music, Bachelor of Arts


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

What can you do with a Music Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Music graduates work for.


  • Performer
  • Arranger/composer
  • Audio/recording engineer
  • Collaborative pianist
  • Church organist
  • Music critic
  • Broadcast technician
  • Concert manager
  • Sound technician
  • Music store manager
  • Graduate school in music

Related Programs

Music Business Music Comprehensive: Music Composition Emphasis