General Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees
Work for a bachelor’s degree must be completed within seven years from the time the student first registers in the Jacobs School of Music. A student who fails to comply with this requirement must pass comprehensive examinations in all music subjects and meet current requirements for the degree. Should degree work be interrupted because of military service, the time thus spent is not counted as part of the time limitation.
Work for the Bachelor of Music degree and the Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field degree can be completed in eight semesters if the student takes an average of 16 to 18 credits per semester. Work for the Bachelor of Music Education degree can be completed in eight semesters if the student takes an average of 19 credit hours per semester. Students entering with deficiencies in music theory or performance or on academic probation should not expect to complete their degrees in eight semesters.