What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts in Music at Northeastern engages students in the study of how music works and the many contexts in which it is created and received.

Students encounter a wide range of musical repertories, theoretical approaches, and research strategies. While many students opt to major in music alone, many others enroll as part of a double major. This is especially true of young scholars who are aiming for careers in engineering, sciences, business, and fields in the humanities and social sciences who still want to pursue their interests in music. Students in the BA concentration take a variety of classes in history, theory, and ethnomusicology, and they may be active performers, participating in our many ensembles and taking private lessons. Students also participate in a wide array of co-ops and are encouraged to explore opportunities that conform to their interests.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Media and Design

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$54,360.00 per year
USD $27,180 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Northeastern University

360 Huntington Avenue,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02115, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete secondary school graduation equivalent to US high school.

For international students

You are considered a first-time freshman applicant if: You are still in high school; You graduated from high school or earned your GED, but did not enroll in a degree-seeking program at a college or university.

English Language Testing

If you are required to submit English Language Testing, you must submit results from one of the five tests listed below. Your results must be both valid (i.e. no more than 2 years old by the application deadline) and official (i.e. sent directly to Northeastern from the testing agency). The ranges provided below represent the middle 50% score ranges for students who were admitted and enrolled as first-year students in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

185 to 204 on either C1 Advanced (CAE) or C2 Proficiency (CPE)

120 to 130 on the Duolingo English Test (DET)

7.0 to 8.0 on the IELTS Academic

68 to 76 on the PTE Academic

99 to 108 on TOEFL Internet-Based Test (CEEB Code 3667)

Application Deadline: Regular Decision - Jan/01.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Northeastern University

Students gain more than a degree at Northeastern University; they graduate with real-world experience that fuels life-long success.

  • #49 National university (U.S. News 2021)
  • #1 Best co-op & internships (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • Top 5 in U.S. for careers services (Princeton Review, 2021)
  • Tier-one research university