Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies

Wells School of Music

The B.M. with Elective Studies is designed for those students who desire a general music program while at the same time pursuing a secondary interest outside of the Wells School of Music. The Handbook for Students in Music - Undergraduate Division should be consulted for the current general and music requirements.

General Education Requirements
First Year Experience4
Academic Foundations
English Composition requirement6
Mathematics requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Music History III
Diverse Communities requirement3
Distributive Requirements
Science requirement6
Music Therapy majors must take BIO 259
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Music Therapy Majors must take PSY 100
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
Music History I
Additional Baccalaureate Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Ethics requirement3
Music History Requirements
MHL 210Music History I3
MHL 211Music History II3
MHL 212Music History III3
Theory Requirements
MTC 112Theory of Music I3
MTC 113Theory of Music II3
MTC 114Aural Activities I2
MTC 115Aural Activities II2
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 213Theory of Music IV3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
MTC 215Aural Activities IV2
Recital Attendance
Required Music Courses
Applied lessons, conducting, ensemble, music electives34
Capstone Requirement
Capstone Course 13
The Outside Field
These courses are taken under advisement of the outside field department chairperson. (In most cases, the curriculum for a minor will be used to determine the course work for the outside field.)18
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Music Therapy Field of Study 

Required Music Therapy Courses
Music History Requirements
MHL 210Music History I3
MHL 211Music History II3
MHL 212Music History III3
MHL 420World Music3
Theory Requirements
MTC 112Theory of Music I3
MTC 113Theory of Music II3
MTC 114Aural Activities I2
MTC 115Aural Activities II2
MTC 212Theory of Music III3
MTC 214Aural Activities III2
Recital Attendance
Required Music Courses
Music therapy private lessons9
Music therapy ensemble (CHO, AEB, or AEO), repeatable for up to 3 credits3
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
The Outside Field
MUE 220Music for Diverse Learners3
MPT 101Introduction to Music Therapy1
MPT 240Fundamentals of Music Therapy3
MTC 250Music and the Mind2
MPT 331Music Therapy Principles I (Pediatrics)3
MPT 332Music Therapy Principles II (Adults)3
MPT 333Music Therapy Principles III (Older Adults)3
MPT 431Music Therapy Pre-Internship I3
MPT 300Music Therapy Research1
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 210Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
PSY 375Abnormal Psychology3
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
Capstone Requirement
MPT 491Music Therapy Internship 11

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
MTC 112 Theory of Music I 1 3
MTC 114 Aural Activities I 1 2
Major Lessons - ___ 171 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
PIA 191 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
General Education Course (Writing) 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15.5
Semester Two
MTC 113 Theory of Music II 1 3
MTC 115 Aural Activities II 1 2
Major Lessons - ___ 172 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
PIA 192 Piano Class (Minor) 0.5
General Education Course (2nd Writing) 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16.5
Year Two
Semester Three
MTC 212 Theory of Music III 3
MTC 214 Aural Activities III 2
MHL 210 Music History I 1 3
Major Lessons - ___ 271 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
PIA 291 Piano class 1
General Education Course 2 3
Music Elective 2 1
Recital Attendance  
 Credits15
Semester Four
MTC 213 Theory of Music IV 3
MTC 215 Aural Activities IV 2
MHL 211 Music History II 1 3
Major Lessons - ___ 272 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
PIA 292 Piano Class 1
Outside Field 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits17
Year Three
Semester Five
MHL 212 Music History III 3
Major Lessons - ___ 371 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Conducting I - ___ 311 2
Music Elective 2 3
Outside Field 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
Recital Attendance  
 Credits16
Semester Six
Major Lessons - ___ 372 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Music Elective 2 3
Outside Field 2 3
General Education Course 2 3
General Education Courses 2 6
Recital Attendance  
 Credits17
Year Four
Semester Seven
Major Lessons - ___ 471 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Music Elective 2 3
Outside Field 2 3
OUtside Field 2 3
General Education Courses 2 6
 Credits17
Semester Eight
Major Lessons - ___ 472 1.5
Major Ensemble 0.5
Music Elective 2 3
Outside Field 2 3
Outside Field 2 3
General Education Courses 2 6
 Credits17
 Total Credits131