The BA in Music, a general degree, provides the student with a foundation in musical studies while giving elective opportunity for study in a secondary area which often integrates with music, e.g. business or computers. Although an applied performance degree is not offered at Southern Wesleyan University, some BA in Music majors concentrate in performance by taking additional hours in applied areas of study, particularly in their freshman and sophomore years.
Completion of major courses require a minimum grade of C-.
In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the Bachelor of Arts in Music, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area.