The Bachelor of Music degree in composition is comprised of a comprehensive range of courses including analysis, orchestration, counterpoint, compositional procedures, and contemporary musical styles.​  Throughout their studies, students work with a faculty of distinguished composers and participate in master classes with well-known guest composers.  Student compositions may be performed at quarterly Composers Forums, and seniors may have a composition read through and recorded by the DePaul Chamber Orchestra.​

Music Core Requirements​ 66 credits​
Liberal Studies Requirements 52 credits
Specialization Requirements 59 credits
Electives​ 15 credits​
TOTAL 192 credits