Major Requirements

Music Therapy majors are required to complete an internship at a university-affiliated or National Roster placement following the completion of their coursework. All Music Therapy majors must perform a Senior Recital and may elect to perform a Junior Recital. 

Required music courses include:

  • Music Theory I, II, III, IV
  • Aural Skills I, II, III, IV
  • Music History and Literature I, II
  • Basic Conducting
  • Percussion Methods
  • Applied Lessons
  • Class Piano I, II, III, IV
  • Class Voice
  • Class Guitar I, II
  • Ensembles
  • Clinical Improvisation
  • Instrumental Methods and Repertoire
  • Music Seminar

Music Therapy students also take

  • Intro to Dance
  • Intro to Music Therapy
  • Music Therapy Foundations I, II
  • Psychology of Music
  • Music Therapy Practicum I, II, III, IV
  • Music Therapy Internship
  • Social Work Settings
  • Philosophical and Ethical Issues
  • Ethnic and Social Diversity
  • Social Welfare History/Services
  • Writing and Research
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Research in Music
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Drugs, HIV, and the Family
  • Human Behavior and SE 
  • Intro to Contemporary Social Work

Recommended Course of Study (pdf)