Discontinued Program - Music Therapy

Program:
Music Therapy
Program Code:
7316 Music Therapy
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Music
Start Term:
FS07
End Term:
SS09


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Music Therapy

The Bachelor of Music degree program in music therapy is designed to prepare students for careers in therapeutic music in various hospital, school, and rehabilitation settings.  The program focuses on the preparation of music therapists who will work primarily with persons who have mental illness, physical impairments, and mental impairments.

Nine semesters of study are required for the bachelor's degree in music therapy.  Students who complete the program are eligible for registration with the National Association for Music Therapy.  They are also eligible to take the National Board Certification examination for Music Therapists.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Therapy

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 to 127 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy with piano as the performance area, whereas 120 to 129 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy with stringed instruments, wind instruments, percussion instruments, or voice as the performance area.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Music Therapy major is met by completing Music 381. That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Music for the Bachelor of Music degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. The courses that are listed above under the heading General Requirements for All of the Bachelor's Degree Programs in the College of Music (26 credits).
    b. Music activity requirement (5 credits):
    All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music degree program in music therapy are required to participate in a major ensemble as designated by the College of Music during the first six semesters of enrollment in the program, excluding summers. Students may choose either a jazz or classical track. Music majors must perform an audition for placement into an ensemble in order to receive ensemble credit toward their degree. A minimum of 6 credits in courses approved by the College of Music is required. Students who are enrolled in the music therapy major for more than six semesters may elect to complete more than 6 credits in approved courses that are related to the major ensemble requirement.
    c. Complete the requirements for one of the following five performance areas (11 or 13 credits):
    (1) Piano  (11 credits):
    (a) Private instruction in piano.  This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 150A and 2 credits of Music 350A. MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I may be substituted for the 300–level course (10 credits).
    (b) The following course (1 credit):
    MUS 145 Class Instruction in Voice I 1
    (2) Stringed Instruments:  Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (13 credits):
    (a) Private instruction in harp, violin, viola, cello, or double bass.  This requirement must be met by completing one of the following pairs of courses, with 8 credits in the 100–level course and 2 credits in the 300–level course:  Music 150C, 350C; 152A, 352A; 152B, 352B; 152C, 352C; 152D, 352D (10 credits). MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I may be substituted for the 300-level course.
    (b) Two credits from the following courses:
    MUS 141 Class Instruction in Piano I 1
    MUS 142 Class Instruction in Piano II 1
    MUS 150A Piano 1 or 2
    For students who have studied piano previously, the piano requirement may be waived by examination.
    (c) The following course (1 credit):
    MUS 145 Class Instruction in Voice I 1
    (3) Wind Instruments:  Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba (13 credits):
    (a) Private instruction in flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, or tuba.  This requirement must be met by completing one of the following pairs of courses, with 8 credits in the 100–level course and 2 credits in the 300–level course:  Music 153A, 353A; 153B, 353B; 153C, 353C; 153D, 353D; 153E, 353E; 154A, 354A; 154B, 354B; 154C, 354C; 154D, 354D; 154E, 354E. MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I may be substituted for the 300–level course. (10 credits).
    (b) Two credits from the following courses:
    MUS 141 Class Instruction in Piano I 1
    MUS 142 Class Instruction in Piano II 1
    MUS 150A Piano  1 or 2
    For students who have studied piano previously, the piano requirement may be waived by examination.
    (c) The following course (1 credit):
    MUS 145 Class Instruction in Voice I 1
    (4) Percussion Instruments (13 credits):
    (a) Private instruction in percussion instruments. This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 155 and 2 credits of Music 355. MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I may be substituted for the 300–level course. (10 credits).
    (b) Two credits from the following courses:
    MUS 141 Class Instruction in Piano I 1
    MUS 142 Class Instruction in Piano II 1
    MUS 150A Piano 1 or 2
    For students who have studied piano previously, the piano requirement may be waived by examination.
    (c) The following course (1 credit):
    MUS 145 Class Instruction in Voice I 1
    (5) Voice  (12 credits):
    (a) Private instruction in voice.  This requirement must be met by completing 6 credits of Music 151 and 2 credits of Music 351. MUS 230 Beginning Jazz Improvisation I may be substituted for the 300–level course. (10 credits).
    (b) Two credits from the following courses:
    MUS 141 Class Instruction in Piano I 1
    MUS 142 Class Instruction in Piano II 1
    MUS 150A Piano 1 or 2
    For students who have studied piano previously, the piano requirement may be waived by examination.
    (c) All of the following courses (2 credits):
    MUS 143 English Diction for Singers 1
    MUS 144 Italian Diction for Singers 1
    d. All of the following courses (48 credits):
    CEP 240 Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective 3
    MUS 160 Class Instruction in Guitar 1
    MUS 270 Music Therapy:  Foundations and Principles 3
    MUS 271 Music Therapy:  Instrumental, Vocal and Movement Techniques 3
    MUS 371 Music Therapy:  Treatment Planning and Case Management 3
    MUS 470 Music Therapy:  Mental and Behavioral Disorders 3
    MUS 471 Music Therapy:  Physical and Developmental Disabilities 3
    MUS 473 Music Therapy: Active and Receptive Strategies 3
    MUS 476 Music Psychology 3
    MUS 478 Quantitative and Qualitative Research in Music Therapy 3
    MUS 492 Music Therapy: Clinical Practicum 5
    MUS 493 Music Therapy: Internship 1
    PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
    PSY 244 Developmental Psychology:  Infancy Through Childhood 3
    PSY 280 Abnormal Psychology 3
    PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
    The completion of Music 493 satisfies the capstone experience requirement for the music therapy major.
    Two of the 5 credits of Music 492 must be taken in two consecutive semesters during one academic year.

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Music Therapy, BMUS (7316)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103, MTH101, MTH102

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 12: College - Music - Core
College - Music - Core: 11 courses from MUS180, MUS181, MUS182, MUS183, MUS211, MUS212, MUS280, MUS281, MUS282, MUS283, MUS381

Requirement 13: College - Music - Ethnomusicology
College - Music - Ethnomusicology: 1 course from MUS409, MUS425, MUS426, MUS429, MUS430, MUS436, MUS443

Requirement 14: Major - Music Therapy - Music Activity
Major - Music Therapy - Music Activity: 6 credits from Music Activity requirement. See your academic advisor for further information.

Requirement 15: Major - Music Therapy - Performance Area
Major - Music Therapy - Performance Area: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Piano: 11 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS150A
At least 2 credits from MUS350A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Voice: 12 credits
At least 6 credits from MUS151
At least 2 credits from MUS351
At least 2 credits from MUS143, MUS144
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
Stringed Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS150C
At least 2 credits from MUS350C
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Stringed Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS152A
At least 2 credits from MUS352A
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Stringed Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS 152B
At least 2 credits from MUS352B
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Stringed Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS152C
At least 2 credits from MUS352C
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Stringed Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS152D
At least 2 credits from MUS352D
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Wind Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS153A
At least 2 credits from MUS353A
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Wind Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS153B
At least 2 credits from MUS353B
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Wind Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS153C
At least 2 credits from MUS353C
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Wind Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS153D
At least 2 credits from MUS353D
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Wind Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS153E
At least 2 credits from MUS353E
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Wind Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS154A
At least 2 credits from MUS354A
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Wind Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS154B
At least 2 credits from MUS354B
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Wind Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS154C
At least 2 credits from MUS354C
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Wind Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS154D
At least 2 credits from MUS354D
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Wind Instrument: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS154E
At least 2 credits from MUS354E
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145
Percussion Instruments: 13 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS155
At least 2 credits from MUS355
At least 2 credits from MUS141, MUS142, MUS150A
At least 1 credit from MUS145

Requirement 16: Major - Music Therapy - Diverse Learners
Major - Music Therapy - Diverse Learners: 1 course from CEP240

Requirement 17: Major - Music Therapy - Class Instruction - Guitar
Major - Music Therapy - Class Instruction - Guitar: 1 course from MUS160

Requirement 18: Major - Music Therapy - Core
Major - Music Therapy - Core: 9 courses from MUS270, MUS271, MUS371, MUS470, MUS471, MUS473, MUS476, MUS478, MUS492, MUS493

Requirement 19: Major - Music Therapy - Psychology
Major - Music Therapy - Psychology: 3 courses from PSY101, PSY244, PSY280

Requirement 20: Major - Music Therapy - Introduction to Physiology
Major - Music Therapy - Introduction to Physiology: 1 course from PSL250

Requirement 21: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 59 credits from Music courses.

Requirement 22: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 23: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.