Academic Opportunities at the University

Eastman students have a requirement in the Humanities/Sciences consisting of at least one course each semester.  This requirement can be completely fulfilled with courses taken at the Eastman campus with our in-residence Humanities faculty.  As a school of the University of Rochester, Eastman students may also choose from a myriad of additional academic options at the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.  The College, located at the University of Rochester’s River Campus, offers 26 academic departments, 68 undergraduate majors, and 78 undergraduate minors.  An Eastman student can enroll in courses at the College to fulfill a Humanities/Sciences requirement, to take additional elective courses, complete a minor, or pursue a dual-degree program.


Academic Minors & Electives

Eastman students are eligible to register for any courses offered at the University of Rochester for which they are qualified. No additional application is necessary. Eastman students also may pursue a minor field of study at the (generally a five- or six- course integrated sequence in a major area) or a cluster (predefined three-course, intra- and inter-disciplinary sequences). In most cases, these courses count toward the humanities and science requirements for the BM degree at Eastman.

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Dual-Degree Program

Applicants who wish to obtain both a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastman and a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from the College must complete both the Eastman application and a College application.

More information about dual-degree study is available through Eastman’s Office of Academic Affairs and on the University website.


Take Five Scholars Program

The University of Rochester’s Take Five Scholars Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue a special academic interest outside of their major that might not otherwise be available to them. Qualified students will be granted either one or two tuition-free terms at the end of degree study to take courses that significantly broaden their programs of study, yet are connected to the student’s intellectual and educational goals. Eastman students apply to the Take Five Scholars Program in their junior year through the Center for Academic Support at the University of Rochester’s River Campus.

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