Bachelor of Science
Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering is an immersive, experienced-based, fully hands-on major giving students a broad base of skills from studio recording, live audio, and lighting design through state-of-the-art recording studios and performance venues.

Hands-on, practical experience from the day you begin your degree!

Be a studio recording engineer, run live sound or lighting for concerts. Stream live performances. Produce audio for TV, movies, or video games. GU has the resources you need to perfect your skills! 

The Audio Engineering degree encompasses studio recording, live audio production, lighting design, understanding of the Music Industry, and how each area comes together for a common goal. You can also learn more about advanced Audio Post Production, and Game Audio Design to further expand your engineering skills. Earn a wide range of certifications within the classes too!

Projects Courses let you engage in any area of interest, at any level, in any semester. Projects classes create small production companies and create a team of Producer, Main Studio Engineer, multiple assistant studio engineers and multiple performers. Or, work in a live audio team (GUAudio) for all live audio and lighting design needs. Either way (or both!) you function just like a small independent production company and gain real-world experience. 

AND THERE'S MORE! Study the music industry for a semester in the heart of it - Nashville, Tennessee with GU’s Contemporary Music Center - Nashville and get immersive industry experiences. Get personalized attention from caring professors and industry pros committed to making you the best you can be.  

GU has produced alumni artists like Grammy Award winner Andre Anjos (RAC)Jars of ClayPaper Route, and Augustana. Check out original songs and videos produced by GU’s MIS students. 

Graduates from GU have work at major companies like Universal Music Group, innovative companies like CTS, and in-house teams at large companies like the production team at Ramsey Solutions. We have GU grads living in all of the major music hubs in the US. 

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Hands-on Practical Experience
You get hands-on experience day 1!  Practice your craft with 24/7 access to recording studios complete with Pro Tools and Logic. Produce high-quality music in state-of-the-art recording studios where you engineer, produce, write, and perform. Don’t just learn about audio engineering, do it! Multiple performance spaces to practice your skills in live audio and lighting design. GU has all the tools you need to succeed.
Double Majoring - Ultimate Flexibility

Double major in either B.S. Commercial Music Performance or B.S. Worship Arts and craft your degree to your areas of passion! You can double major, complete all your Gen Ed requirements, and even add a minor and STILL have a few elective credits available to take before reaching the minimum required credits to graduate!

This very flexible program makes it easy to fine-tune your degree to your areas of interest.

Indie Artist Institute

Studio and live audio engineer students learn from amazing outside artists! Our students record independent artists in the studios, help them perform live, get videos and recordings of their work, and provide assistance with promotion and bookings for shows in the St. Louis area. 

GU students help launch independent artists and gain major experience helping real musicians make it in the industry.

Why GU


Produce recordings and live performances while getting experience a wide array of recording equipment


Expand your audio engineering skills into Game Audio Design and Audio Post Production


Christ-centered. Integrate Christian values as you pursue your craft. 


Take a deep dive into studio recording, live audio production, lighting design, and gain understanding of the Music Industry.

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Audio Engineering, BS Success Story

Success Stories

GU grads can be found running live audio or working with Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Blue Man Group, Georgia Florida Line, Sam Hunt, KJ52, Building 429 and many others. GU alums have received numerous Dove Award nominations and alumnus Andre Anjos is a Grammy Award winner for his remixing work.

GU grads work in companies like Universal Music Group, Capital Christian Music, Sony, CTS Audio (Nashville), Sweetwater Sound, Ironman Sound (St. Louis) and in high-level positions in churches all across the nation.

Audio Engineering, BS Course Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.