Degrees and Programs
The Lionel Hampton School of Music offers a variety of undergraduate degrees as well as a minor in music. In addition, we offer a Master of Music and Master of Arts. There are numerous majors to choose from, including composition, music education, performance, music history and music theory.
The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus) is a professional degree and is the normal preparation for graduate study in music or for teacher education. In these degrees, the majority of classes are within music. The Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) offers a Bachelor of Music in composition, music business, music education or performance.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) emphasize a broad liberal-arts education, with fewer than half of the credits in music and the remainder outside of music. Students who are pursuing majors in two or more fields typically select the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science option. LHSOM offers these degrees in applied music, music history and literature, and music theory.
At the master's level, LHSOM offers a Master of Arts in music history and a Master of Music in music education, performance (vocal and instrumental), composition, accompanying, and piano pedagogy and performance studies.
Minors in music, jazz and musical theatre provide students with a great way to explore music at while taking an alternate career path.
View Degree Advising Sheets and Four Year Plans for all undergraduate music degrees and minors.