Apr 03, 2020  
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) 
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Music Therapy - BS

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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)


Music Core Curriculum Requirements (37 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.

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 (3 credits)

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

Piano Requirements (with advisor approval) (1-4 credits)

Select from the following courses:

Vocal Requirements (with advisor approval) (1-4 credits)

Select from the following courses:

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 (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 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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