Music Therapy Curriculum

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy program consists of 123 semester credit hours and typically takes 4.5 years to complete (4 years of academic work followed by a six-month internship). Two thirds of the curriculum is dedicated to the study of music and music therapy, with the other third to general studies. A brief breakdown of the requirements is as follows:

Music Therapy Core Courses: 23 semester hours *

  • Orientation to Music Therapy
  • Approaches and Materials in Music Therapy Practice
  • Professional Issues and Advanced Techniques
  • Psychology of Music
  • Influence of Music on Behavior
  • Introduction to Music Therapy Improvisation
  • Clinical Practicum - 6 semesters
  • Internship (six months at a clinical site nationally)

Music Courses: 51 semester hours *

  • Applied Major (instrumental or voice) - 8 semesters
  • Senior Recital
  • Ensemble participation - 8 semesters
  • Music Theory - 4 semesters
  • Music History - 2 semesters
  • Various techniques and skill building classes
  • Minor Instrument/Piano Proficiency

Behavioral/Natural Science Courses: 9 semester hours *

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents
  • Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

General Education Courses: 41 semester hours *

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • First Year Seminar
  • Seminar in World Music
  • Student elective courses to fulfill remaining general education requirements in Foreign Language, Mathematical Thought, Science and Technology, Health and Wellness, Creative Dimension, International Perspectives, and Philosophical/Spiritual Dimension

Electives: 1 semester hour *

* Please note that this is a condensed listing of the degree requirements and is not intended to amend or modify the official undergraduate catalogue of the University of Evansville.

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