Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree Requirements for Music Therapy


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120-123 hours total including 45 Jr/Sr (courses numbered 300+) required for graduation.

Effective August 2022

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree Check Sheet

Basic Courses (31 credits)

CreditsCourse
3Goal 2 Outcome 1 (GE21): English (ENGL 101) 1,2
3Goal 2 Outcome 1 (GE21): English (ENGL 102 or other approved options: ENGL 105, 203, 205, 209, 210, 211) 1,2 
3Goal 1 Outcome 2 (GE12): Math (MATH 101) 1,2
3Goal 3N (GE3N): Natural Science (BIOL 100 Lecture)
1Goal 3N (GE3N): Natural Science (BIOL 200 Lab)
3BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
3Goal 2 Outcome 2 (GE22): Communications (COMS 130 or THR 120)
3Goal 3S (GE3S): Social Sciences (PSYC 104)
3PSYC 350 Abnormal Psychology
3Elective*
3Elective
 *One of the two Behavioral Science electives must be a Social Awareness course to fulfill requirement for Service Learning Certification.
 6 credits of behavioral science electives chosen with advisor consent from fields such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, special education, human development, speech & audiology, motor/psychomotor development & behavior, and education psychology.

Music Theory/Composition (16 credits)

CreditsCourse
3MTHC 105 Theory I (Fall only)
1MTHC 106 Aural Skills I (Fall only)
 Fulfills Goal 1 Outcome 1 (GE11):
3MTHC 115 Theory II (Spring only)
1MTHC 116 Aural Skills II (Spring only)
4MTHC 205 Theory III (Fall only)
4MTHC 315 Theory IV (Spring only)1

Musicology (12 credits)

CreditsCourse
 Fulfills Goal 4 Outcome 2 (AE42):
3MUSC 320 Music History I (Fall only)
3MUSC 440 Music History III (Fall only)
 Fulfills Goal 4 Outcome 1 (AE41):
3MUSC 480 Music History IV (Spring only)

Piano Skills (2-5 credits)

CreditsCourse
 Zero if placement out of PIAN 288 or PIAN 310
 Students with no prior piano experience should take PIAN 144-288.
1PIAN 144 (If needed, 1 credit hour, remedial)
1PIAN 148
2PIAN 284
2PIAN 288
 Students with major performance medium of Piano or Organ will only take PIAN 310.
2PIAN 310

Ensembles (7 semesters) (7 credits)

CreditsCourse
 7 hours representing seven semesters of participation, including experience in small ensembles. A minimum of 5 should be in large ensembles.
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble
1Ensemble

REC 100 (2 semesters) (0 credits)

CreditsCourse
0REC 100
0REC 100

Applied Music Lessons (7 semesters) (14 credits)

CreditsCourse
 Minimum of B- for all lessons
2121
2121
2221
2221
2321
2321
 Fulfills Goal 6 Integrate knowledge/capstone (AE61):
2422 (Applied Lessons with Senior Half-Recital)

Music Electives (4 credits)

CreditsCourse
 Level 300+ to meet Junior/Senior graduation requirement
2Elective
2Elective

Performance Techniques (3 credits)

CreditsCourse
1MEMT 112 Performance Media: Percussion in Music Therapy2
1MEMT 119 Guitar2
 Only one of two required below.
1MEMT 117 Voice (non-VOIC emphasis)2
1MEMT 120 Vocal Performance in English (VOIC emphasis)2

Conducting/Rehearsal Skills (2 credits)

CreditsCourse
1MEMT 246 Conducting2
1MEMT 338 Rehearsal/Conducting Clinic: Nontraditional Ensemble2

Music Therapy Professional (24 credits)

CreditsCourse
3MEMT 150 Intro to Music Therapy1,2
2MEMT 196 Group Leadership Skills in Music Therapy1,2
2MEMT 250 Human Musical Learning and Development1,2
3MEMT 251 Clinical Techniques for Children1,2
3MEMT 296 Clinical Techniques for Adults1,2
3MEMT 455 Psychology of Music2
3MEMT 463 Influence of Music on Behavior I2
3MEMT 464 Music in Therapy2
1MEMT 586 Seminar in Music Therapy Professional Development I2
1MEMT 587 Seminar in Music Therapy Professional Development II2

Clinical Experience (6 credits)

CreditsCourse
 Pre-Clinical Musicianship Assessment A
 Pre-Clinical Musicianship Assessment B
 Clinical Musicianship Assessment
 All semesters of MEMT 396 plus Social Awareness Elective fulfills Goal 5 (AE51 & AE52) and achieves Service Learning Certification.
1MEMT 3962
1MEMT 3962
2MEMT 3962
 Clinical Musicianship Portfolio
2MEMT 3962
 Internship Pre-Assessment

Clinical Internship (Goal 6) (2 credits)

CreditsCourse
2MEMT 5962

1 Course Criteria for Admission to the Professional Sequence

2 Requires minimum of C