Music, minor

Program Overview

Do you love music but want to pursue a major in another discipline? If so, a minor in music could be the perfect choice for you. PLNU music minors explore courses encompassing music theory, history, and the music of the world, among much more. A minor in music opens the door for you to fully embrace the coursework of your chosen major without sacrificing your passion or drive to refine your music skills.

As a music minor, you will have the same access to the deeply engaged and versatile curriculum our major students enjoy, and Music Department faculty will help you navigate the path to your true calling, and guide you as discover how an education in music will help you cultivate your passion to its full potential.

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Course List

For information about the courses required for the Music, minor program, view the PLNU Catalog. 

Course Information

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

With a minor from PLNU’s music program, you will be prepared to pursue an array of career options that will allow you to live out your passion for music while making a lasting impact in the lives of those who hear it.

A minor in music can play a supporting role in a wide variety of careers:

  • Praise and Worship Leader
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Teacher
  • Instrumentalist
  • Sound Engineer
  • Music Publisher
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