Music Therapy Degree Pathway – B.M.T. Program

This is a pathway to a degree for the Bachelor of Music Therapy (B.M.T.) at Marylhurst. This is a resource to help you visualize your coursework through the degree program. This pathway is just for planning purposes and we encourage you to discuss your course plan with your academic adviser.

Summary of Degree Requirements (Bachelor of Music Therapy)

Major 142 credits
Marylhurst Core 36 credits
General Electives 2 credits
Total for Degree 180 credits

Year One – Pathway

Term Major Requirement Credits
Fall – Year 1 ENS 2** Major Ensemble (1 credit)
MU 110 Music Theory Fundamentals or Theory Fundamentals Proficiency (0 – 3 credits)
MU 115 Aural Fundamentals or Aural Fundamentals Proficiency (0 – 2 credits)
MU 116 Keyboard Fundamentals or Keyboard Fundamentals Proficiency (0 – 2 credits)
MU 124 Vocal Skills (2 credits)
MU 284 Concert Attendance (0 credits)
MUP 2** Applied Music 1 (1 credit)
MT 100 Introduction to Music Therapy (3 credits)
MT 110 Guitar Skills 1 (2 credits)
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Winter – Year 1 ENS 2** Major Ensemble (1 credit)
MU 125 Diatonic Musical Language 1 (2 credits)
MU 135 Diatonic Aural Skills 1 (2 credits)
MU 150 Diatonic Keyboard Skills 1 (1 credit)
MU 284 Concert Attendance (0 credits)
MUP 2** Applied Music 1 (1 credit)
MT 111 Guitar Skills 2 (2 credits)
MT 120 Percussion Methods and Proficiency (2 credits)
MT 201 Music in Recreation and Special Education (3 credits)
14
Spring – Year 1 ENS 2** Major Ensemble (1 credit)
MU 126 Diatonic Musical Language 2 (2 credits)
MU 136 Diatonic Aural Skills 2 (2 credits)
MU 151 Diatonic Keyboard Skills 2 (1 credit)
MU 284 Concert Attendance (0 credits)
MUP 2** Applied Music 1 (1 credit)
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology (4 credits)
11

Year Two – Pathway

Term Major Requirement Credits
Fall – Year 2 ENS 2** Major Ensemble (1 credit)
MU 225 Chromatic Musical Language 1 (2 credits)
MU 235 Chromatic Aural Skills 1 (2 credits)
MU 250 Chromatic Keyboard Skills 1 (1 credit)
MU 261 Global Music (4 credits)
MU 284 Concert Attendance (0 credits)
MUP 2** Applied Music 1 (1 credit)
MT 285 Introduction to the Clinical Experience (1 credit)
12
Winter – Year 2 ENS 2** Major Ensemble (1 credit)
MU 226 Chromatic Musical Language 2 (2 credits)
MU 236 Chromatic Aural Skills 2 (2 credits)
MU 251 Chromatic Keyboard Skills 2 (1 credit)
MU 262 Global Music (3 credits)
MU 284 Concert Attendance (0 credits)
MUP 2** Applied Music 1 (1 credit)
MT 286 Beginning Practicum and Seminar 1 (2 credits)
PSY 336 Abnormal Psychology (4 credits)
16
Spring – Year 2 ENS 2** Major Ensemble (1 credit)
MU 221 Introduction to Music Technology (2 credits)
MU 227 Formal Analysis (2 credits)
MU 237 Improvisation Workshop (2 credits)
MU 284 Concert Attendance (0 credits)
MUP 2** Applied Music 1 (1 credit)
MT 252 Advanced Keyboard for Music Therapists (1 credit)
MT 287 Beginning Practicum and Seminar 2 (2 credits)
PSY 362 Counseling Theories and Strategies: Level One (4 credits)
15

Year Three – Pathway

Term Major Requirement Credits
Fall – Year 3 ENS 300 Small Ensemble (1 credit)
ENS 4** Major Ensemble (1 credit)
MU 284 Concert Attendance (0 credits)
MU 341 Introduction to Conducting (2 credits)
MU 361 Music Literature 1: Before 1600 (3 credits)
MUP 4** Applied Music 2 (1 credit)
MT 385 Intermediate Practicum and Seminar (1 credit)
MT 302 Methods 1 (3 credits)
MT 311 Clinical Improvisation (2 credits)
14
Winter – Year 3 ENS 4** Major Ensemble (1 credit)
MU 284 Concert Attendance (o credits)
MU 362 Music Literature 2: 1600-1820 (3 credits)
MUP 4** Applied Music 2 (1 credit)
MT 310 Movement and Music Therapy (1 credit)
MT 385 Intermediate Practicum and Seminar (1 credit)
MT 303 Methods 2 (3 credits)
10
Spring – Year 3 ENS 4** Major Ensemble (1 credit)
MU 284 Concert Attendance (0 credits)
MU 363 Music Literature 3: After 1820 (3 credits)
MUP 4** Applied Music 2 (1 credit)
MT 312 Songwriting in Music Therapy (2 credits)
MT 320 Music Therapy Ensemble (1 credit)
MT 385 Intermediate Practicum and Seminar (1 credit)
MT 402 Methods 3 (3 credits)
12

Year Four – Pathway

Term Major Requirement Credits
Fall – Year 4 MT 410 Psychology of Music (3 credits)
MT 485 Advanced Practicum and Seminar (1 credit)
MTH 251 Basic Statistics (4 credits)
Human Sciences Elective (4 credits)
12
Winter – Year 4 MT 413 Research Methods (4 credits)
MT 485 Advanced Practicum and Seminar (1 credit)
PSY 328 Developmental Psychology or PSY 363 Child and Adolescent Psychology (4 credits)
9
Spring – Year 4 MT 485 Advanced Practicum and Seminar (1 credit)
MT 490 Music Therapy Capstone Project (1 credit)
BIO 164 Human Anatomy 1 (4 credits)
6
Summer – Year 4 MT 494 Internship in Music Therapy (2 credits) 2

Schedule of Classes

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Schedule of Classes

Academic Calendar

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Academic Calendar

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