Music Therapy Bachelor of Science degree
(77-83 credit hours in MUS, MUED and MUTY)
The program is designed to provide academic, clinical and professional preparation necessary for a career in the music therapy profession. Upon completion of all degree requirements, students are eligible for professional membership in the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), to sit for the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), and to become a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). All music therapy students are advised to minor in Psychology.
The program is designed as direct preparation for the Master of Music degree in Music Therapy. The completion of the master's degree is required to become licensed in New York State as a Creative Arts Therapist.
Music Therapy majors must achieve a minimum grade of B- in all courses designated with the prefix MUTY.
MUS 118: waived for students whose principal instrument is piano
MUS 120: each semester of private applied lessons
Plus the following:
MUS 113: waived if voice is principal instrument
MUS 139-MUS 140: required if voice is principal instrument
MUS 317: waived if piano is principal instrument
MUS 415: required if piano is principal instrument
MUS 318: music therapy section
MUS 417-MUS 418: music therapy section, as needed
PSY 289: or other developmental psychology course with advisory approval
Music eurhythmics class may substitute for yoga.
Recommended ensemble experiences: 1-credit large ensembles with principal instrument, choral experience for non-vocalists, African drumming. One semester of MUS 033 Opera Production Practicum is required in freshman year for vocalists. Total of 4 credit hours earned in ensembles is required as a minimum.