Double Majors and Double Degrees

Are you interested in adding a second major or degree to your B.Mus. program? You'll have choices in Music, Arts and Science once you're here.

Who can apply

You can apply to add a second major (music or non-music) or a second degree to your program of study if:

  • You have completed at least one year of full-time studies in a B.Mus. program here at McGill University.
  • You are in good academic standing.

How we assess your application

Some programs have limited enrolment. In deciding who we admit, we look at:

  • Your cumulative grade point average (CGPA) from your studies at McGill University.
  • Whether you have completed the prerequisites for the second program to which you are applying.

Length of double major/degree programs

  • Double majors normally take 4 to 5 years. You will generally complete 24 to 36 additional credits.
  • Double degrees normally take 5 to 6 years. You will complete at least 60 additional credits.

Program combinations

Here are some of the options available to you:

  1. B.Mus. + 2nd Music major (for example, B.Mus. Performance + Composition)
    • Contact: studentaffairs.music [at] mcgill.ca (Music Student Affairs Office).
  2. B.Mus. + Arts major (double major)
    • Contact: studentaffairs.music [at] mcgill.ca (Music Student Affairs Office).
    • Faculty of Arts second major options: See the eCalendar website.
  3. B.Mus. + Bachelor of Arts (double degree)
    • Contact: Faculty of Arts Office of Advising and Student Information Services (OASIS). 
    • Faculty of Arts second degree options: See the Faculty of Arts website.
  4. B.Mus. + Bachelor of Science (double degree only, no double major option)
    • Contact: Science Advisor (advisor.science [at] mcgill.ca (email))
    • More information: Science website

Are you interested in adding a minor to your degree? You can add Music, Management and Arts minors.