The UMHB Music Department offers four different degree plans:
- Bachelor of Arts in Music
- Bachelor of Music in Church Music
- Bachelor of Music in Music Education
- Bachelor of Music in Performance
Within each major, there are specific requirements that need to be fulfilled for that particular area of study. The Bachelor of Arts is a liberal arts degree that allows the student to declare a minor, other than music, and allows the student a number of elective hours. It is a non-professional degree. A Bachelor of Music degree requires a minimum of 134 semester hours of study. A minor in Music requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of specific courses in Music. The program leading to the B.M. degree with a major in Music Education conforms to the certification requirements of the Texas Education Agency.