Students may choose to minor in music, complementing another degree program, such as psychology, business, computer science, elementary education or other areas of study. Minoring in music while studying psychology, for example, could lead a student into the music therapy profession. Adding music to a business degree program will not only help the student to be more liberally educated but provide a possible career path in the field of music business. The computer science and music combination is an essential one for studio and professional recording work. It is possible for elementary and secondary education majors to minor in music and apply for a secondary certification for teaching.
The minor in music includes lessons in the chosen instrument or voice, theory, aural skills, keyboard skills and coursework in music history. All music minors participate in the appropriate large ensemble each semester until graduation.