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Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate54%

Berklee College of Music Academics

Berklee College of Music requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Berklee College of Music accepts transfer credits. The school accepts and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Berklee College of Music does not offer classes during the summer.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Berklee College of Music may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Are Required At Berklee College of Music?

Berklee College of Music has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement.

Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Berklee College of Music.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer Yes

Reminder: Check with Berklee College of Music directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Berklee College of Music

When choosing a major, Berklee College of Music students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Berklee College of Music.Berklee College of Music allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Berklee College of Music offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About Berklee College of Music

Does Berklee College of Music Offer Learning Disability Services?

🟨 Check with Berklee College of Music directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does Berklee College of Music Have An Online Program?

✅ Berklee College of Music true for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Berklee College of Music Offer Credit for AP Classes?

🟨 Berklee College of Music may offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Check with the school directly for any information on AP transfer credit.

Does Berklee College of Music Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at Berklee College of Music, check with the school directly.

Does Berklee College of Music Require Internships?

❌ Berklee College of Music studets are not required to complete an internship.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Berklee College of Music does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.

Additional Information About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music Library

The main library on campus is the The Stan Getz Media Center and Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Berklee College of Music

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Berklee College of Music does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Berklee College of Music have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Berklee College of Music has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Berklee College of Music include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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