Ask most freshmen what they’re majoring in, and chances are, it’ll be something in the music industry—for good reason. Belmont’s music business and performance programs are second to none, right in the heart of Music City. But Belmont isn’t just a music school. The University offers strong programs in a myriad of subjects, from pharmacy to philosophy and everything in between. Unless you decide to opt for the honors track, Belmont students are required to complete the BELL Core, a general education curriculum founded in liberal arts. Belmont’s also unique in that freshmen take courses in their intended majors right away, so they’ll know if they’re in the right place. Some students who come to Belmont for the music program end up changing their major, but they don’t transfer because they fall in love with a new discipline through the BELL Core.
Thanks to Belmont’s incredible professors, students receive plenty of one-on-one attention. Many professors will stay after hours to help students who need it, and they genuinely care about what’s going on in their students’ lives. Class sizes are small— half the classes have fewer than 20 students—so you’ll build a close-knit community fairly quickly. Of course, the drawback to this is, if you blow off your 8 a.m. lecture for a few more hours of sleep, you’ll hear about it next class! Before you can register for classes each semester, you have a mandatory meeting with your academic adviser. The relationship you build with your adviser is crucial to graduating on time. Most advisers understand the requirements, but if you feel like you’re not on the right track, it’s easy to switch to someone who’s more knowledgeable. With the right plan, you’ll leave Belmont in four years with your degree in hand—ready to take on the world!