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Music Education

Music education at WVU is unusually comprehensive and prepares graduates for a wide variety of teaching settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a bachelor’s degree in music and West Virginia Birth–Adult teaching certification.

Career Profile

This degree allows graduates to pursue various career opportunities on both the elementary and secondary school levels.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

MUSC 138 Voice Class 1 MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - CCA MUSC 130 Piano Class Level 0

Senior Year

MUSC 491 Professional Field Experience C&I 491 Prof Fld Expr:Student Teaching MUSC 487 Student Teaching Seminar MUSC 351 Chmbr Musc: Percussion 1 MUSC 356 Chamber Music: African

By the Numbers

Facts and figures that make this major unique:

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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