Bachelor of Music Therapy

The Bachelor of Music Therapy is a professional degree and prepares students for Music Therapy Board Certification in educational, healthcare, correctional, psychological, wellness, and other settings.

Foundations (64 credits in music therapy and 31 credits in music)

The general education requirements are listed in the University Catalog. The university-wide core curriculum strengthens students communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions. Professional courses develop students’ skills in therapeutic skills, clinical musicianship, treatment planning, cultural responsiveness and more.

MUSIC CORE — 31 credits
MUS 109Musicianship I2 credits
MUS 110Musicianship II2 credits
MUS 163Music Theory I3 credits
MUS 164Music Theory II3 credits
MUS 201Development of Western Music2 credits
MUS 209Musicianship III2 credits
MUS 210Musicianship IV2 credits
MUS 213Basic Conducting2 credits
MUS 263Music Theory III3 credits
MUS 264Music Theory IV3 credits
MUEN 350, 352, 354Large ensemble6 credits
MUEN 357, 358Small ensemble or chamber music1 credit
MUS 499Music Colloquium (six semesters)0 credit
      MUS 300Keyboard Proficiency0 credits
      MUS 400Concert Attendance (75 events)0 credits
MUSIC THERAPY CORE — 64 credits
Eight credits of studio instruction in the principal performing medium (completion of MUAP 303 is required)8 credits
MUAP 375Performance Level Proficiency III0 credits
Five credits of studio instruction in the secondary instrument*5 credits
MUTH 120The History and Theory of Music Therapy3 credits
MUTH 175Performance Level Music Therapy Proficiency I0 credit
MUS 232Percussion Methods for Music Therapists1 credit
MUS 236Guitar Instructional Methods1 credit
MUS 239Voice Instructional Methods1 credit
MUS 204Popular Music in America3 credits
MUTH 240Music Therapy Foundations I: The Therapeutic Process2 credits
MUTH 241Music Therapy Foundations I Lab1 credit
MUTH 250Music Therapy Foundations II: Special Populations2 credits
MUTH 251Music Therapy Foundations II Lab1 credit
MUTH 275Performance Level Music Therapy Proficiency II0 credit
MUS 312Scoring and Arranging2 credits
MUTH 330Clinical Musicianship in Music Therapy2 credits
MUS 304World Music3 credits
MUTH 373Music Therapy Junior Seminar I1 credit
MUTH 383Music Therapy Practicum I1 credit
MUTH 374Music Therapy Junior Seminar II1 credit
MUTH 384Music Therapy Practicum II1 credit
MUTH 390Special Topics in Music Therapy3 credits
MUTH 340The Cultural Psychology of Music3 credits
MUTH 476Music Therapy Senior Seminar (2+2)4 credits
MUTH 486Music Therapy Internship (6+6)12 credits
MUTH 493Music Therapy Research Seminar2 credits
MUTH 430Music Therapy Advocacy and Entrepreneurship1 credit
Other required courses:
PSY 110General Psychology3 credits
PSY 111Laboratory in General Experimental Psychology1 credit
PSY 215Lifespan Development3 credits
PSY 235Abnormal Psychology3 credits
SOCW 260Diverse Populations: Human Rights & Justice3 credits
SOC 275Systems of Social Stratification3 credits
One of the following options:
      STAT 140General Statistics3 credits
      STAT 240Statistical Analysis3 credits
      PSY 201Statistical Methods3 credits
      POLS 210Research Methods in Political Science3 credits

*Studio piano (2 cr.) MUAP 003 or 103, studio guitar (1 Cr.) MUAP 003 or 103 and 2 additional credits in voice, piano, guitar or a world music instrument; if piano is primary, then studio guitar (2 Cr.) MUAP 003 or 103 and studio voice (1 Cr.) MUAP 003 or 103 and 2 additional credits in voice, piano, guitar or a world music instrument.