Long Island Music History Minor

Long Island Music History Minor

Delve into the musical past. Expand your knowledge. Get ready.

Research and analyze music of the past with St. Joseph's University's music history minor.

Students in a variety of majors can benefit from a minor in music history, gaining such important life skills as problem-solving, communication, data analysis and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  

For example, a journalism and new media studies major who minors in music history could pursue a career in music criticism.

On our Long Island campus, students who minor in music history take an array of courses in music history, including an introduction to music from around the world (popular, trending and indigenous); the history of jazz, the symphony and Latin American music; and two semesters of music in motion pictures.

The Long Island Music Minor Experience

Majors that Matter: A minor in music history pairs well with such majors as Journalism and New Media Studies, Studio Art, Business Administration, Marketing, Child Study and Criminal Justice.

Get Involved Outside the Classroom: Want to take your passion for music to the next level? Consider joining one of our two musical clubs, the Sharps and the Shockwaves. The Drama Club and the Art Club also serve as creative outlets for students. 

Improve Your Marketability: Declaring a minor in college not only makes a student more marketable when entering the workforce after graduating, it also deepens their thinking and worldview, according to U.S. News & World Report.