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Music History and Literature

Bachelor of Arts

Music is a reflection of humanity.

Are you a creative person who is musically inclined? Do you love music and history? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Literature.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Literature is for the music major who welcomes academic rigor and demonstrates scholarly excellence. Additional avenues of opportunities for students pursuing the Music History and Literature emphasis include graduate studies in music theory or musicology, preparing for teaching at the university level, and professional opportunities in music editing and music scholarship. Music History and Literature majors have added studies in advanced music history, theory, and counterpoint. Submission of student research paper is required.

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters 

Cost of Attendance
$38,208/year 

Sample Music History and Literature Classes

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FAC 225: Music of the Rock Era

Explores music of the Rock Era, focusing on major trends and developments and while drawing comparisons to popular musical styles of today.

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FAMH 457: Women In Music

Using the lenses of gender studies and feminist criticism, examine the historically marginalized roles of women in Western music as composers and performers.

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FAMH 450: World Music Literature

Studies musical practices of diverse cultures, including instrumental and vocal styles, dance, drama and ceremonies of societies across the world.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Music History and Literature program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Music History and Literature Career Paths

Music Historian

Become an expert in the history of music and how it influenced modern-day performers and producers.


College Professor

Educate the musicians of the future on the musical history and eras that shaped the musical world of today. 


Music Librarian

Document and preserve the musical contributions of artists and performers throughout history.


Jesuit Tradition

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Regis University follows in the heritage of the Jesuit Catholic order, prioritizing the development of the whole person while preparing you for the modern world. Learn more about our tradition of excellence and the benefits of a Jesuit education.

How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Music History and Literature program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition: $38,208/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part time (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,274/credit hour

Tuition does not include fees, room and board or personal expenses. For full cost of attendance information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

Fall
| Incoming Freshmen: April 15
International Students: July 1
Transfer Students: August 1

Spring
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Incoming Freshmen: Dec 1
International Students: Nov 1
Transfer Students: Dec 1

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Literature is offered by the Fine and Performing Arts department within Regis College.