MUSIC
(Music Therapy)

Bachelor of Music

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Program Information

Program:
Bachelor of Music

College:
College of Arts & Sciences

Department:
Music

Details

Total Credit Hours: 124

Typical Completion: 4 Years, full-time

Cost per credit hour: $327.75

Full-time Tuition: $3,933/semester

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Health and Music in Harmony

Music therapy is an allied health profession which utilizes music and music-based interventions to help clients achieve emotional, physical, mental health, cognitive, educational, developmental, communication, wellness, and social goals. The curriculum includes a variety of areas including music, applied instruments, psychology, general education, and music therapy-specific courses. Students receive clinical training in a variety of child and adult settings and diagnoses. These include developmental disabilities, special education, mental health, medical, substance abuse, autism, early childhood intervention, and geriatrics. Students complete a minimum of 1200 clinical training hours, which culminates with an internship that can be completed in a variety of settings across the country. After graduation students are eligible for the national board certification exam in music therapy.

 

Courses

As an music therapy major, you will take classes such as:

  • Psychology of Music
  • Music Therapy with Children
  • Guitar Class
  • Music Therapy Principles
  • Percussion for Music Therapy

Emphasis Area

Students in the Music Therapy program will choose the following emphasis area:

Music Therapy

The W's Music Therapy Program is to provide holistic and clinically-based music therapy education with an emphasis on individual student exploration and growth. A variety of active classroom experiences and music therapy clinical practica in both the campus and local communities are utilized to meet the needs of the diverse student population.

Career Outlook

$47,940

Median national salary for Music Therapists according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.