Double Majors

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Double Majors Within the School of Music

Students are welcome to complete two majors within the Bienen School of Music. Double majors are allowed in any two areas with the exception of two performance majors. Double majors in a performance area and composition must be approved by the applied lesson teacher in both areas, the program coordinator in both areas, and the assistant dean for student affairs. Students pursuing two music fields must satisfy the requirements of both majors; a single degree (BM) is awarded, with two majors, upon completion of the requirements in both areas.  For most students, this can be accomplished within the four-year time span.


Double Majors Between Two Schools

Students in any bachelor's degree program may also have a second major in another area in WCAS. A single bachelor's degree is awarded, with two majors, upon completion of the requirements in both areas. For most students, this can be accomplished within the normal four-year time span. Second majors in schools other than WCAS must be approved by the associate/assistant dean of that school. Bienen School of Music students may also choose to leave the Bienen School of Music for another school at Northwestern and may still complete their music major as a second major, although in these cases no degree from the Bienen School of Music will be awarded.