The Bachelor of Science in Music is designed for students who would like to combine premedical studies with concentrated studies in music. The Division of Music recommends a minimum of a 3.5 unweighted GPA and 28 ACT or 1340 SAT in order to receive successful admission to the BS Music (premedicine) degree.
Visit Samford and Learn More About our Program
Samford's Division of Music hosts Backstage Pass in the spring and fall. We invite students to come to campus, engage with our faculty, attend classes or an ensemble rehearsal and learn more about studying music at Samford.
Meet an AlumnusMandy Arnette enrolled at Samford with a passion for music and with a goal to attend a graduate program in the health sciences. She sang in the A Cappella Choir for all four years while also completing science coursework, and she is now pursuing the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree.
The Bachelor of Science in Music degree enabled me to grow in my musical ability while also providing me with the education to pursue a career in health care. Being able to pursue these goals and passions together enriched my college experience. In addition to the high quality of the program itself, I would not be obtaining my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree without the support of my School of the Arts family.--Amanda Arnette, ‘14, BS in Music
What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Music?
With the unique combination of music and premedicine coursework, students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Music can pursue either field upon graduation. Alumni have continued with graduate studies in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, and many other branches of health care. Alumni also are performing as professional musicians, teaching in the classroom and in the private studio, and more.
This major may be right for you if …
- you want to continue your studies in music while also preparing for graduate programs in the health sciences.
- you are interested in both music and the sciences and want to continue exploring both fields while you determine which field to pursue for a career.
View the four-year graduation plan for the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Music - Instrumental Concentration.
View the four-year graduation plan for the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Music - Organ Concentration.
View the four-year graduation plan for the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Music - Piano Concentration.
View the four-year graduation plan for the Bachelor of Science with a Major in Music - Voice Concentration.