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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

141 credits required for major
30 credits required for Marylhurst Core
9 credits general electives
180 TOTAL CREDITS required for degree

Music Therapy Requirements - 49 credits

Introduction to Music Therapy
Guitar Skills I
Guitar Skills II
Percussion Methods & Proficiency
Music in Recreation & Special Education
Advanced Keyboard for Music Therapists
Introduction to the Clinical Experience
Beginning Practicum & Seminar I
Beginning Practicum & Seminar II
Methods I
Methods II
Movement & Music Therapy
Clinical Improvisation
Songwriting in Music Therapy
Music Therapy Ensemble
Intermediate Practicum & Seminar
Methods III
Psychology of Music
Research Methods
Advanced Practicum & Seminar
Internship in Music Therapy
Music Therapy Capstone Project

Music Requirements - 64 credits


Marylhurst Music Core
 (64 crs.)

Additional Requirements (0 crs.)
Clinical Keyboard Proficiency
Clinical Guitar Proficiency
Clinical Voice Proficiency

Non-Music Requirements - 28 credits

HUMAN SCIENCES (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 (10 crs.)
The Physiology of Controlling Stress & Tension
Human Anatomy I
Basic Statistics

Music therapy students may also pursue a Concentration in Composition.

Please see current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.

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