Aspire to be a musician? And something else? 

Lawrence offers a combined B.A./B.Mus. degree program, an innovative course of study that allows you to immerse yourself in music and at least one other field of study at a very high level.

In this challenging and engaging five year program, about half your coursework will be in music, with the other half in general education courses and a second major. The combination of a nationally ranked liberal arts college with a leading conservatory of music makes Lawrence's double-degree program a unique opportunity to pursue both musical and non-musical interests at a very high level in a collaborative environment.

Our double-degree program is so successful because all of our professors see such great value in the dual course of study. If you choose the double degree program, you won't be alone. About half of every entering Conservatory class are double degree students.

Music and the Liberal Arts

The reach you full musical potential, you must also expand intellectually. The liberal arts tradition at Lawrence nurtures the creative, multidisciplinary, and flexible mindset you'll need to succeed here and in your life after Lawrence. Take a look at degree requirements.

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Life After Lawrence

The world-class musical training and broad liberal arts education Lawrentians receive prepares you for a fulfilling life in the music world of the 21st century. See where Lawrence grads take their next steps.


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