BS/BMus or BS/BAMus in Engineering and Music

Highly capable students who have a strong interest in and commitment to both engineering and music may apply to the McCormick School–Bienen School dual bachelor’s degree program. Students accepted into this program may simultaneously earn a bachelor of science degree from the McCormick School and a bachelor of music or bachelor of arts in music degree from the Bienen School (BS/BMus or BS/BAMus).

Dual degree students must complete all requirements for both degrees (see the double counting allowances in the chart below) and the Undergraduate Registration Requirement. Each school enforces all of its policies regarding requirements.

The program may be entered no later than the beginning of the sophomore year, and admission requires concurrent approval of both the McCormick School and the Bienen School. Current students interested in this program should consult with advisers in the Undergraduate Engineering Office in the McCormick School and the assistant dean for student affairs in the Bienen School.

BS/BMus Course Requirements

Course Title
BMus degree (Bienen): complete all core and major requirements
BS degree (MEAS): complete all core and major requirements
BS degree (MEAS): complete the theme by fulfilling the appropriate requirements 1
Dual degree distribution requirements:
Two courses chosen from McCormick's Social/Behavioral Sciences approved course list

BS/BAMus Course Requirements

Course Title
BAMus degree (Bienen): complete all core and major requirements
BS degree (MEAS): complete all core and major requirements
BS degree (MEAS): complete the theme by fulfilling the appropriate requirements 1
Dual degree distribution courses:
Area I Natural Sciences (2; engineering courses fulfill this requirement)
Area II Formal Studies (2; engineering courses fulfill this requirement)
Area III Social/Behavioral Sciences (2, chosen from McCormick's Social/Behavioral Sciences approved course list)
Area IV Historical Studies (2)
Area V Ethics and Values (2)
Area VI Literature/Fine Arts (2)
English composition/writing (engineering courses fulfill this requirement)
Foreign language (Two years or proficiency)