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Department of Music

Degrees and Programs

The Department of Music provides:

  • Undergraduate instruction in music for  those planning professional careers as performers, composers, and studio teachers, as well as those preparing for advanced degrees in performance and composition.
  • State-approved subject matter preparation required for a California teaching credential in music.
  • Graduate instruction for students planning professional and academic careers or seeking professional growth as K-12 teachers or junior college instructors.
  • A broad acquaintance with music for the community and non-music major.

Prospective music majors should read an advisory provided by the National Association of Schools of Music.

The following degrees and programs are offered:


Bachelor of Music


Pre-Music, Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Music Minor

Certificate of Special Study in Music Performance


Master of Arts Degree in Music


  • Music Education
  • Performance