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Degree Requirements

Acceptance into the Bachelor of Music Therapy program is based on a combination of academic transcripts, essay, audition and a personal interview. Continuation in the program is contingent upon maintaining high personal, professional and academic standards.

Bachelor of Music Therapy

Minimum of 180 total quarter credits
Minimum of 60 upper-division credits
Minimum of 45 credits from Marylhurst, 15 of which need to be in major
145 credits required for major

Music Therapy Requirements - 41 credits

Introduction to Music Therapy
Music in Recreation & Special Education
Introduction to the Clinical Experience
Beginning Practicum & Seminar I
Beginning Practicum & Seminar II
Theory & Practice with Children
Theory & Practice with Adults
Movement & Music Therapy
Clinical Improvisation
Songwriting in Music Therapy
Intermediate Practicum & Seminar
Theory & Practice in Mental Health
Psychology of Music
Advanced Practicum & Seminar
Research Methods in Music Therapy I
Research Methods in Music Therapy II
Music Therapy Internship
Music Therapy Capstone Project

Music Requirements - 76 credits

Marylhurst Music Core
 (69 crs.)

Additional Requirements (7 crs.)
Clinical Keyboard Proficiency
Clinical Guitar Proficiency
Clinical Voice Proficiency
Guitar Skills I
Guitar Skills II
Percussion Class
Advanced Keyboard for Music Therapists

Non-Music Requirements - 28 credits

Human Science Courses (18 crs.)
Introduction to Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Counseling Theories & Strategies: Level One
Issues & Ethics in the Helping Professions

Choose one course in developmental psychology:
Developmental Psychology
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Other approved developmental psychology course

Choose one of the following:
Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
Communication & Aging
Learning: A Fundamental Human Process
Disorders of Personality
Behavior Modification: The Change Process
Introduction to Group Therapy
Other approved course in gerontology, human science or psychology

Science & Mathematics Courses (10 crs.)
The Physiology of Controlling Stress & Tension
Human Anatomy I
Basic Statistics

Please see current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.

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