Requirements for Graduation

Berklee College of Music students must meet the following requirements to qualify for graduation:

  • Attain at least a 2.70 cumulative GPA in major courses.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  • Complete the principal instrument proficiency level, as specified by major.*
  • Complete a required final project in the chosen area of concentration, as described and approved by the department chair (as applicable).
  • Complete a minimum of four semesters of full-time attendance (also applies to candidates transferring from another school).
  • For music education majors, complete all observation and student teaching requirements.
  • For music therapy majors, complete all course work and a six-month, full-time, post-coursework internship.

*Students must earn all required instrumental credit on a single principal instrument. Credit earned in instrumental instruction on a non-principal instrument may be applied toward instrument lab (ILxx) requirements. Students with principal instruments in the bass, brass, string, percussion, or woodwind families may use private instruction credit on more than one instrument within their respective family toward this requirement.