Jul 17, 2019  
2011-2012 General Catalog 
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Music Therapy, BA

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Caine College of the Arts

Department of Music

Students must complete the General Education requirements  

  •   (Stat 1040 is required for the Music Therapy major for Quantitative Literacy (QL)

Students must also complete the University Studies 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 catagories: Life and Physical Sciences (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS)

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement

Bachelor of Arts Degree

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).
  2. Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920  and COMD 4780 , and by passing an exit interview.
  3. Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).
  4. Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  1. Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students.
  2. TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

Music Core Curriculum Requirements (29-34 credits)

All majors in the department must complete the music core curriculum. Although it is possible to complete the degree if these courses are begun after the first year of study, the department strongly recommends that students begin the core curriculum during the first year, completing the courses in the following recommended sequence.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year


Students should note that MUSC 2350  and MUSC 3180  may be taken during different semesters, if necessary. Also, since MUSC 2140  is not required for all music areas, students should contact their advisor to determine whether or not they should enroll in this course. Additional requirements for specific emphasis areas are available from the Music Department Student Services Office, Fine Arts 102.

1 MUSC 2140  is not required for the Composite Major in Music Education, nor for the Guitar Performance Emphasis or the Wind/Brass/Percussion Performance Emphasis.

2 MUSC 3180  is not required for the Vocal Performance Emphasis.

Music Therapy Requirements

Students must complete an application process through the Music Department in order to be accepted for the Music Therapy major. Music Therapy majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in Music Therapy courses. A grade of C- or better must be earned in all required classes. A 2.75 total GPA is required for graduation. Additional requirements, such as piano proficiency, concert attendance, etc., are stipulated in the Department of Music’s Student Handbook and Music Therapy Addendum to the Handbook.

Additional Music Coursework (2 credits)

Individual Instruction (Major Instrument) (Minimum Requirement: 4 semesters, 4 credits)

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (10 of last 40 must be USU credits)


Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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