The Department of Music offers a strong, diversified undergraduate curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Music degree. The Bachelor of Music is offered with concentrations in Music Education (with North Carolina licensure), Jazz, Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, Music Industry (Business and Media Communications tracks), and Ethnomusicology. The curriculum emphasizes thorough musical preparation, professionalism, and the development of appreciation of aesthetic diversity. Music studies at NCCU include research opportunities and internships with business and professional organizations. Such opportunities help build the foundation for the student’s practical knowledge, employment prospects, and graduate study.