B.M. in Music Therapy

Wells School of Music
General Education Requirements
First Year Experience4
Academic Foundations
English Composition requirement6
Mathematics requirement3
Introduction to Statistics I
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Music History III
Diverse Communities requirement3
Music Therapy Principles I (Pediatrics) 1
Distributive Requirements
Science requirement6
Basic Biological Science
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Introduction to Psychology
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
Music History I 1
Additional Baccalaureate Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Music Therapy Principles II (Adults)
Music Therapy Principles III (Older Adults) 1
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Music Therapy Pre-Internship I 2
Music Therapy Pre-Internship II 2
Ethics requirement3
Music for Diverse Learners
Music History Requirements
MHL 210Music History I 13
MHL 211Music History II 13
MHL 212Music History III3
MHL 420World Music3
Theory & Aurals Requirements
MTC 112Theory of Music I 13
MTC 114Aural Activities I 12
MTC 113Theory of Music II 13
MTC 115Aural Activities II 12
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
Required Music Courses
PIA 191Piano Class (Minor)0.5
PIA 192Piano Class (Minor)0.5
PIA 291Piano Class1
MPT 191Clinical Music Improvisation1
AIC 311Instrumental Conducting I2
or VOC 311 Choral Conducting I
APC 191Non-Pitched Percussion Class0.5
APC 192Pitched Percussion Class0.5
APC 194World Percussion0.5
ASC 196Guitar Class0.5
VOI 191Voice Class (Minor)0.5
VOI 192Voice Class (Minor)0.5
MPT 192Functional Music Skills (Piano/Voice)1
MPT 193Functional Music Skills (Guitar/Voice)1
MUE 301Music Technology for Educators and Therapists1
Ensembles3
Ensembles (CHO, AEB, AEO, or AES 131) repeatable for 6 semesters.
Private Lessons9
Select Voice & Piano (VOK) or Instrumental (INM):
Voice & Piano Lessons
Music Education/Elective Studies Lesson
Music Education/Elective Studies Lesson
Music Education/Elective Studies Lesson
Music Education/Elective Studies Lesson
Music Education/Elective Studies Lesson
Music Education/Elective Studies Lesson
Instrumental Lessons
Applied Lesson
Applied Lesson
Applied Lesson
Applied Lesson
Applied Lesson
Applied Lesson
Clinical Foundations
MUE 220Music for Diverse Learners3
MPT 240Fundamentals of Music Therapy3
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 210Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
PSY 375Abnormal Psychology3
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
Music Therapy Courses
MPT 101Introduction to Music Therapy1
MTC 250Music and the Mind2
MPT 300Music Therapy Research1
MPT 331Music Therapy Principles I (Pediatrics) 13
MPT 332Music Therapy Principles II (Adults)3
MPT 333Music Therapy Principles III (Older Adults) 13
MPT 431Music Therapy Pre-Internship I 23
MPT 432Music Therapy Pre-Internship II 23
Free Electives6
Select 6 credits of free electives.
Capstone Requirement
MPT 491Music Therapy Internship 3,41
Total Minimum Credits Required120

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
MPT 101 Introduction to Music Therapy 1
MTC 112 Theory of Music I 3
MTC 114 Aural Activities I 2
PIA 191 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
VOI 191 Voice Class (Minor) 0.5
ASC 196 Guitar Class 0.5
XXX 171Major Lessons 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16.5
Semester Two
MPT 193 Functional Music Skills (Guitar/Voice) 1
MPT 240 Fundamentals of Music Therapy 3
MTC 113 Theory of Music II 3
MTC 115 Aural Activities II 2
PIA 192 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
VOI 192 Voice Class (Minor) 0.5
XXX 172Major Lessons 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
WRT 2XX200-level WRT Course 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits18
Year Two
Semester Three
MPT 192 Functional Music Skills (Piano/Voice) 1
MPT 331 Music Therapy Principles I (Pediatrics) 3
MTC 212 Theory of Music III 3
MTC 214 Aural Activities III 2
MHL 210 Music History I 3
PIA 291 Piano Class 1
PSY 210 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan 3
XXX 271Major Lessons 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Recital Attendance  
 Credits18
Semester Four
MPT 191 Clinical Music Improvisation 1
MPT 332 Music Therapy Principles II (Adults) 3
MHL 211 Music History II 3
MUE 220 Music for Diverse Learners 3
APC 192 Pitched Percussion Class 0.5
APC 194 World Percussion 0.5
BIO 259 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
XXX 272Major Lessons 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Recital Attendance  
MT Clinical Music Skills Evaluation I  
 Credits17
Year Three
Semester Five
MPT 333 Music Therapy Principles III (Older Adults) 3
MHL 212 Music History III 3
MUE 301 Music Technology for Educators and Therapists 1
PSY 375 Abnormal Psychology 3
APC 191 Non-Pitched Percussion Class 0.5
AIC 311
Instrumental Conducting I
or Choral Conducting I
2
XXX 371Major Lessons 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Behavioral/Social Science Gen Ed (not PSY) 3
Recital Attendance  
MT Clinical Music Skills Evaluation retake, if needed  
Level 2 Music Therapy Fieldwork Application  
 Credits17.5
Semester Six
MPT 431 Music Therapy Pre-Internship I 3
MHL 420 World Music 3
MTC 250 Music and the Mind 2
XXX 372Major Lessons 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Free Elective 3
Recital Attendance  
MT Clinical Music Skills Evaluation II (must pass for internship)  
 Credits16
Year Four
Semester Seven
MPT 300 Music Therapy Research 1
MPT 432 Music Therapy Pre-Internship II 3
MAT 121 Introduction to Statistics I 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Science Gen Ed 3
Free Elective 3
MT Clinical Music Skills Evaluation retake, if needed  
 Credits16
Semester Eight
MPT 491 Music Therapy Internship 1
 Credits1
 Total Credits120