The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Music with a major in music therapy prepares the student for a career in the use of music to restore, maintain, or improve mental and/or physical health. Post-graduate employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, rehabilitative environments such as hospitals and special education programs within the framework of the public school system. The curriculum includes a strong emphasis in psychology and the social sciences and multiple opportunities to become involved in the profession through observation and participation in clinical experiences.
Music Therapy Board Certification requires, in addition to the degree requirements, a six-month internship and successful completion of the Board Certification Examination.
Students who hold a baccalaureate degree and wish Board Certification may pursue an equivalency degree in music therapy. This option requires:
Students whose baccalaureate degree is in an area other than music must show evidence of musical knowledge and skill comparable to that required for the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy.
Suggested matriculation summary for the degree Bachelor of Music with a major in music therapy.