WKU students can major or minor in music, participate in diverse performance opportunities, and/or take classes in music. Majoring or minoring requires an entrance audition and is for students intending to pursue a career in music. Performance ensembles are generally open to all WKU students and can be taken for credit. Many music courses (including Music History, Blues Music, World Music, and Rock & Roll) are also options in the Colonnade Core Curriculum. In addition, the department presents over 100 concerts, recitals, and special events each academic year - many of these performances are free and open to the public.
- Bachelor of Music Education (130-135hrs): A professional music degree that leads to state public school teaching certification and prepares students for careers as educators, studio teachers, or continued study at the graduate level.
- Bachelor of Music Performance (120-122hrs): A professional music degree that prepares students for careers in performance, studio teaching, or continued study at the graduate level.
- Bachelor of Arts in Music (120hrs): A liberal arts education in music that can be combined with other fields of study such as: advertising, art, business, communications, English, foreign languages, history, journalism, marketing, philosophy, psychology, religion, and sciences.
- Minor in Music: A 24-hour music program for students with a secondary interest in music.