Pre-Music Therapy

The music therapy profession employs individuals who are interested in using music to help others. The Pre-Music Therapy program is a pre-professional program which will facilitate entrance into Master’s degree programs in Music Therapy.

Pre-Music Therapy

Students interested in pursuing a career in music therapy should complete the following course of study:

A minor in Psychology including:
MUS210 Introduction to Music Theory
MUS220 Music Theory II
MUS231 Choral Conducting
MUS308 Music in Its Historical Perspective I
MUS318W Music in Its Historical Perspective II
MUS320 Music Theory III
MUS330 Music Theory IV
MUS331 Advanced Choral Conducting

Plus 4 semesters of private instruction in piano or voice;
Plus an additional 4 hours of MUS coursework at the 200 or 300 level.

A minor in Psychology including:
MAT265 Quantitative Methods I
PSY101 General Psychology
PSY205 Psychology of Childhood through Adolescence
PSY208 Adult and Aging Psychology
PSY285 Psychology of Learning
PSY370W Personality Theory
PSY290 or Psychological Tests and Measurements
Plus additional courses in Biology and Sociology:
BIO163 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
SOC102 Principles of Sociology
SOC105 Cultural Anthropology