Berklee College of Music requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. 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.
NOTE: Around 65% of students who start college at Berklee College of Music graduate within six years.
Berklee College of Music offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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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.
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.
Reminder: Check with Berklee College of Music directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
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.
Student Designed Majors
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.
Double Majoring at Berklee College of Music
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: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
🟨 Check with Berklee College of Music directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.
✅ Berklee College of Music has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
🟨 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.
❌ Berklee College of Music does not offer an honors program
❌ Berklee College of Music does not require an internship for any students.
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 can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the The Stan Getz Media Center and Library.
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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