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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Music Therapy - BS


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  • For more information about Music Therapy, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor Current students should also meet with an advisor and log-on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES:

All individual instruction courses must be passed with a grade of B- or better. All other music courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Music requires a 3.0 GPA in music classes and 2.75 GPA overall for admission as transfer student and for scholarship eligibility.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen

Admitted to USU in Good Standing

Successful completion of the Music Therapy application process

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

Successful completion of the Music Therapy application process

2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA)   3   Music Core
Breadth Creative Arts or Breadth Exploration
MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA) * 3   Music Core
Breadth Creative Arts
MUSC 1130: Aural Skills I   1   Music Core
MUSC 1170: Keyboard Harmony I   1   Music Core MUSC 1180: Keyboard Harmony II   1   Music Core
MUSC 1310: Introduction to Music Therapy   2   Major Course MUSC 1190: World Music   3  

Music Core

Students should register for 3 credits

MUSC 2180: Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam  ** 1  

Music Core

MUSC 1320: Music Therapy Group Ensemble Facilitation   1   Emphasis Course
MUSC 2350: Conducting   2   Music Core MUSC 1800: Percussion Techniques   1   Emphasis Course
PSY 1010: General Psychology (BSS)   3  

 

Breadth Social Science

STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3-5 Math Placement  
MUSC 2/3XXX: Ensemble Course Emphasis Course MUSC 2/3XXX: Ensemble Course 1 Emphasis Course
MUSC 1XXX: Individual Pre-Music Instruction (major instrument)   1 Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit
MUSC 1XXX: Individual Pre-Music Instruction (major instrument) 1 Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit
      Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3 General Education. See links for available courses
Total 17   Total 18  
Jury 1

*In order to ensure that music students are sufficiently prepared for the Music Theory sequence required in all music degrees (education, performance, and therapy), MUSC 1105: Fundamentals for Music Majors (BCA)  for Music Majors was established as a prerequisite for MUSC 1110: Music Theory I (BCA) .   All incoming music students will have an opportunity to try to test out of MUSC 1105 .  Because this test is administered in part through Canvas, all incoming pre-program music majors should register for MUSC 1105  regardless of whether they expect to remain in the class.  Those who do not pass the test must pass MUSC 1105  with a C- or better before taking MUSC 1110 .  As this course is considered remedial work, the 3 credits earned in MUSC 1105  do not count towards the 120 credits required for any music major.  Those students who pass the test will resume the Music Theory sequence with MUSC 1110  the following spring semester.

**MUSC 2180: Computer Applications in Music Proficiency Exam  consists of a series of three proficiency exams that all music majors must complete prior to completion of four semesters of study. 

 

Jury 2

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)   HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3   Emphasis Course
MUSC 1120: Music Theory II   3   Music Core MUSC 2110: Music Theory III   3   Music Core
MUSC 1140: Aural Skills II   1   Music Core MUSC 2130: Aural Skills III   1   Music Core
MUSC 2310: Music Therapy Treatment I   2   Emphasis Course MUSC 2320: Music Therapy Treatment II   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3110: Music History I: Origins through Baroque   3   Music Core MUSC 3120: Music History II: Classical and Romantic Periods   3   Music Core
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  or Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)     3 General Education. See links for available courses MUSC 3/4XXX: Individual Instruction (major instrument) 1 Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit
MUSC 2XXX: Individual Pre-Barrier Instruction (major instrument) 1 Emphasis Course
Students should register for 1 credit
Quantitative Intensive (QI)  - PSY 3010: Psychological Statistics (QI)  recommended 3  
Total 16   Total 16  
Comments Jury 3

 

Comments Jury 4

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 Music Theory Elective* 3 Music Core MUSC 3320: Psychology of Music   2   Emphasis Course
MUSC 3190: Music History III: Music of the Twentieth Century (CI)   3  

Music Core

Communication Intensive

MUSC 3332 Music Therapy Practicum: Field Experience II    2    

Emphasis Course

MUSC 3310: Music Therapy and the Exceptional Child   3   Emphasis Course PSY 3210: Abnormal Psychology (DSS)   3   Emphasis Course
Depth Social Science
MUSC 3331: Music Therapy Practicum: Field Experience I   1  

Emphasis Course

MUSC 1/2/3XXX Piano, Guitar, or Vocal Course 0-1 

See major professor for advising on course

MUSC 1/2/3XXX Piano, Guitar, or Vocal Course 0-1 See major professor for advising on course MUTH Behavior Elective   3

Click on link for list of approved courses

Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  or Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3 General Education. See links for available courses Breadth American Institutions (BAI)  or Breadth Humanities (BHU)     3 Click on link for list of approved courses
      Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3 Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  
Total 13-14   Total  16-17  
Comments

*A Music Theory Elective course is offered every Fall and Spring semester.  Options include MUSC 3170: Special Topics in Music Theory  , MUSC 4210: Advanced Music Form and Analysis  , and MUSC 4910: Music Composition  .  The Music Theory Elective course may be taken any semester after completing MUSC 2110: Music Theory III   with a C- or higher grade.  Music Students should plan which option they wish to take, and consult with the Music Department office which semester that option will be offered.

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 2320: Human Anatomy   4   Emphasis Course MUSC 3334 Music Therapy Practicum: Field Experience IV    3    Emphasis Course
MUSC 3333 Music Therapy Practicum: Field Experience III     3    

Emphasis Course

MUSC 4320: Research in Music Therapy (CI)   2  

Emphasis Course
Communication Intensive

MUSC 4310: Music Therapy with Adult Populations   3   Emphasis Course MUSC 4330: Clinical and Professional Issues in Music Therapy   3  

Emphasis Course

MUSC 1/2/3XXX Piano, Guitar, or Vocal Course 0-1

See major professor for advising on course

MUSC 4340: Internship in Music Therapy   2   Emphasis Course
MUTH Behavior Elective   3 Emphasis Coursee
Click on link for list of approved courses
MUSC 1/2/3XXX Piano, Guitar, or Vocal Course 0-1 See major professor for advising on course
   

 

MUTH Behavior Elective   3 Click on link for list of approved courses
Total 13-14   Total  13-14  
Comments

 

 

Students must complete the General Education requirements  

  •   or STAT 1045  is required for the Music Therapy major for Quantitative Literacy (QL)

Students must also complete the General Education Requirements  

  •   and   will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  •   is suggested for fulfilling the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS)

Music Therapy Requirements


MUSC 2/3/4XXX Large Ensemble (2 credits minimum)
MUSC 3/4XXX Individual Instruction, Major Instrument (4 credits minimum)
Additional Individual Instruction in Piano, Voice, and Guitar (4 credits minimum)
Music Therapy majors will be individually advised whether additional instruction in Piano, Voice, and/or Guitar are required to achieve proficiency

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