*Optional and repeatable for a maximum of four (4) credits
**Optional and repeatable for a maximum of six (6) credits
Music Majors with a Concentration in Music Therapy are required to take 12 credits of major lessons, 4 credits of secondary lessons (including voice for non-voice majors), 2 credits of class guitar, and 2 credits of class piano. Music therapy majors who can perform at a level above that of either class guitar and/or class piano may request a waiver of that class(es). In these cases music therapy majors must still use the credits required for class piano and/or class guitar for secondary lesson credits. Music Therapy majors must have a minimum of four hours of ensemble credit before they can enroll in MUS 460 – Music Therapy Internship.
Students must achieve a grade of C or higher in all Music and Music Therapy classes in order to be eligible for internship and sit for the board certification exam. Students who fail to achieve a C in a class must register for an independent study in that course during the following semester or retake it in the semester it is next offered. In addition, students will be unable to take the next sequential music therapy course. Students will be given only one opportunity to retake any Music Therapy course. If the student is unable to achieve a C grade or higher at that point, the student will be dismissed from the Music Therapy Program.