The UVU Music Department offers a wide range of programs designed to meet your professional needs. Whether you want to be a music teacher, a performer, a composer, a producer, an entrepreneur, a doctor—or any of the dozens of opportunities available to music majors—UVU is here to help you reach your goals. We can help you figure out if one of our music majors or a music minor is right for you. If you’re thinking about a career in music, start by with our faculty.


Bachelor of Music in Performance

Prepares students for performance-related work and studio teaching. In addition to standard courses that focus on performance skills, it includes courses relevant to the music industry such as entrepreneurship, music technology, and studio recording.

BM in Performance Course Sequence

BM in Performance, UVU Catalog

Program Learning Outcomes

Music Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Education

Provides students with the competencies essential for a professional career in music secondary education.

BS in Music Education Course Sequence

BS in Music Education, UVU Catalog

Music education certification is possible for individuals who have been awarded bachelor degrees in music in areas other than music education. A minimum two-semester residency is required for music coursework, which includes music-major lessons, ensembles, and music education courses. To get started, interested individuals should do the following:

  1. Apply to UVU
  2. Schedule an appointment with Cherilyn Worthen, Music Education Coordinator, for transcript review, conducting assessment, and coursework planning
  3. Schedule an entrance audition on major instrument or voice
  4. Schedule an appointment with Kim Fale, Secondary Education Advisor, for application into the secondary education program
  5. Schedule an appointment with a School of the Arts Advisor for assistance in music coursework registration

Will the Music Education degree meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more! 

 Program Learning Outcomes

Commercial Music

Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music
Prepares students for professional work in the music industry. Includes training in studio arranging and production, film/media composition, and jazz/commercial performance.

BM in Commercial Music Course Sequence

BM in Commercial Music, UVU Catalog

 Program Learning Outcomes

BA/BS in Music

Bachelor of Science/Arts in Music

A liberal arts degree with a significant component of electives designed for students who desire a broad base of knowledge. The Bachelor of Arts in Music includes foreign language requirements.

BA in Music Course Sequence

BA in Music, UVU Catalog

BS in Music Course Sequence

BS in Music, UVU Catalog

 Program Learning Outcomes

AS in Music

Associate of Science in Music

A two-year program that offers foundational studies in musicianship and performance. Prepares students for continuation in a four-year degree program in music.

AS in Music Course Sequence

AS in Music, UVU Catalog

 Program Learning Outcomes

Music Technology Certificate

Music Technology Certificate
A two-semester program that prepares students for professional work in the music media industry.

Music Technology Course Sequence

Music Technology (Alternative Path) Course Sequence

Music Technology Certificate, UVU Catalog

 Program Learning Outcomes

Integrated Studies

Integrated Studies with an Emphasis in Music
A degree with dual emphases, one of which is music and a second in another academic area of the student’s choice.

IS with MUSIC Minor, UVU Catalog

 Program Learning Outcomes


Minor in Music
Offers introductory studies in musicianship and performance, including theory, aural skills, private instruction and ensemble participation.

Minor in Music Course Sequence

Minor in Music, UVU Catalog

 Program Learning Outcomes

About Course Contact Hours

Due to the nature of the coursework, Music students should expect ensemble courses to have 3 or more contact hours for one credit. Faculty-supervised rehearsals ensure that students receive adequate preparation for required curricular performances. Additional music courses in the core curriculum and in the required curriculum for all majors have a range of credit hour and contact hour ratios. For example, aural skills classes have two contact hours and one credit. These are challenging courses where the department has determined that more contact time with professors will significantly lessen barriers to student success or graduation. In all instances, our credit hour to contact hour ratios represent increased mentorship between faculty and students.

All music credit hour and contact hour ratios follow the national guidelines of the National Association of Schools Music. Additionally, USHE institutions also follow these patterns. This ensures that students have sufficient time with professors to help them fulfill the program learning outcomes for their degrees. Outside work will also be required of students as per the Class Periods/Credits section of Academic Policies and Standards in the UVU Catalog.