Yes, and! You are musical, smart, and multi-interested. Why choose between a Bachelor of Music Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree when you can do both? 

Graduate in five years with two bachelors degrees with two (or more!) majors, prepared to take on whatever the world has in store for you. Lawrence University's signature five-year dual degree program lets you pursue degrees in both our world-class conservatory and world-class liberal arts college. Our program is second to none.

Schuyler Thornton '14 holds a playbill for "Les Miserables" and her flute as she poses for a photo on stage.

Alumni Perspective

“The time management skills and ability to wear multiple hats that I learned at Lawrence have been critical for me on tour—life doesn’t stop just because you’re on the road.”

Schuyler Thornton ’14, Flutist, Les Misérables Broadway Tour
Music Performance (Flute), Government
Morristown, New Jersey

Making Music

Studios, programs, and ensembles

Opportunities to learn, play, and perform abound.


majors, minors, and programs

Whatever your passions, Lawrence offers dozens of programs to fit your interests.


of incoming Conservatory students pursue a dual degree 

Develop your musical talents and pursue your academic interests.

Student writing in notebook.

Endless Possibilities 

Music Education and Neuroscience? Music Performance and English? Music Composition and Math? Music Theory and International Relations? Customize your dual degree program to perfectly suit your unique artistic and academic journey.

Sonja Klusman plays the piano with Matt Turner, Instructor of Music, during his Applied Musicianship II class

Support from Day One

Pursuing two degrees in five years has its challenges, but at Lawrence you have an integrated support system to help you succeed with flying colors. From the moment you arrive on campus, you'll have access to an advising team made up of a professor from the conservatory and a professor from the college. They'll work together to give you personalized support. Plus, connect with plenty of classmates pursuing a dual degree for peer support. 

The Pitch 2019

Maximize Opportunities for Career Success

In a rapidly changing world, maximize your opportunities for success through the dual degree program. Attend top graduate schools in music or another academic area. Become a professional musician, arts leader, lawyer, scientist, professor, entrepreneur or find paths to combine all your interests.

Band performs during LUaroo on Main Hall Green.

Options, Options, Options

Not sure what path to take? That's OK. We're here to help you find your perfect musical pathway. You can combine music with another major as a Bachelor of Arts student, pursue a Bachelor of Music while taking classes that interest you in the college, or take advantage of many musical opportunities like lessons and ensembles open to all majors at Lawrence.


Performance and ensemble opportunities abound, from large orchestras to small chamber ensembles, choirs to jazz bands. Explore a diverse range of styles and repertoires and take part in professional performance alongside your peers.

Highlights & Profiles