Programs of Study

The study of music is a noble, although often difficult, path. Music is not always “fun,” but it can be deeply fulfilling in a way that few other things in life can compare. Our work as musicians has the potential to change us and those who hear us. Our work has the potential to inform our views of life, love, happiness, grief, loss - the entire human condition. The responsibility is great, yet the reward may be even greater. Our outstanding programs will provide you with a framework upon which you will be able to build your music foundation.

Study hard, practice hard, play hard - work hard. We are here to help and guide you on your journey.

Other Programs:

The Music Minor

Declaring minor in writing is an important step in establishing your student record. To declare a minor, fill out the Change of Minor or Option Form (also found in the Enrollment Information Center on the first floor of the Student Services Building) and submit to the Office of the Registar.

Make sure you contact the Department of Music before you start the process of declaring the Music Minor:

Department of Music
Music Building, MB 2569
Phone: (510) 885-3135

You can find all requirements for the Music Minor in the CSUEB Catalog

The National Association of Schools of Music

The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Music are fully accredited by The National Association of Schools of Music. The Department of Music prepares students for a career in music and many students pursue a Teaching Credential or other certifications. However, admission into the program does not guarantee that students will obtain a Credential or certification. Credential requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University and certification requirements can change at any time. For more information, please see the CSUEB Program Accreditation site.