The Department of Music consists of three undergraduate degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, the Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and the Bachelor of Music in Performance. These degree programs emphasize a broad coverage of the field of music and reflect Xavier's philosophy of combining a strong liberal arts core with a major area of study.

In addition to traditional music studies, all students receive exposure and fundamental instruction in the new and growing area of music technology. Students develop basic skills in music synthesis, computer printing of music, and the use of computers, synthesizers and piano in music education.

To strengthen and broaden the students' background, a liberal arts core curriculum consisting of courses in history, literature, foreign language, mathematics, science, philosophy, social science and theology is also required. Xavier music students receive a classical education and are prepared to meet the challenges of the contemporary music scene.