As a music major, you’ll study both historic and modern traditions and perform a variety of Western and non-Western music. We pursue excellence in the study, practice and performance of each piece of music, so you’ll be challenged and encouraged by your professors, peers and private tutors as you scale new heights with your musical ability and artistry.
Employment possibilities in music therapy include positions in mental health hospitals, geriatric institutions, special education programs, prisons, detention facilities and veterans' hospitals. A music therapist can aid psychiatrists and psychologists in diagnostic work, treatments, therapeutics and social interactional procedures. The music therapy program will also prepare students for graduate study. In addition to completion of the music major curriculum, students should complete the courses listed below:
|ART 150 - Introduction to Art Therapy
This course is designed to offer students a didactic and experiential overview of the field of art therapy. Students will study the history, theory, and practice of art therapy processes and approaches as well as survey the populations, settings and applications of this unique therapeutic technique. (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
|BIO 102SN - Human Anatomy and Physiology
(4 credits)(IGE option under Science and the Natural World) An
introduction to the structure and function of the human body.
Note: Includes 1 1/2 hours of lab per week. Does not count toward a
biology major or minor. A fee is associated with this course
|EDU 206 - Survey of Exceptional Individuals
(3 credits) This course provides an overview of the history of special
to and including present day trends and practices in education students with exceptionalities. Various areas of exceptionality are explored, including ways to support students with di
verse learning and behavioral needs in inclusionary environments.
Note: This course includes a field experience. Students must earn a C- or
better in order to fulfill program requirements for elementary licensure.
|KIN 338 - Adapted Physical Education
Developing increased knowledge and understanding of the uniqueness of individuals with special needs, acquiring the ability to select and modify tasks and experiences for selected populations, and to adjust learning opportunities to meet varied needs. Prerequisite: sophomore class standing. (3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
|PSY 221SS - Developmental Psychology: Childhood
(4 credits)(IGE option under Self and Society) This course explores
the development of the child from the prenatal period into adolescence.
Children's physical, cognitive, emotional, personality, social, moral and
faith development is examined. Psychological research methods for
studying children are covered.
|PSY 360 - Psychopathology
(4 credits) This course will provide a broad survey of what is considered
to be disordered in behavior, emotional expression, and cognition in
adults. Emphasis will be placed on a scientific view of psychopathology.
The two main foci of the course are the (a) description of various
behaviors, symptoms, syndromes and illnesses as described in the most
recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the
American Psychiatric Association, and (b) research and theories
concerning etiology including discussion of environmental, biological,
social and interactive perspectives. While intervention and childhood
disorders will be discussed, they are not the primary focus of this course.
Prerequisite: 4 credits of psychology courses.
|PSY 402 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
This course provides a first exposure to the theory and practice of clinical psychology. A major emphasis will be a review of the various theories of psychotherapy. The way in which these theories are applied within professional psychology constitutes a secondary, but strong, emphasis.Prerequisites: PSY111 and eight additional credits in psychology.(4 credits, alternate years, consult department)
|Choose one course: 4 credits
|PSY 224 - Developmental Psychology: Adolescence
Adolescents experience many changes in a few short years as they transition from childhood to adulthood. This course explores the major psychological issues and theories in adolescent development with emphasis on cognitive development, self-concept, peer relationships and sexuality, among others.(4 credits)
|PSY 225 - Developmental Psychology: Adulthood
This course explores psychological issues and theories in normal adult development, with emphasis on cognitive, social and personality functioning from young adulthood to old age.(4 credits)
|Total credits recommended: 28