Music Therapy Suggested Timeline

Below is a suggested timeline of courses for music therapy majors.

Freshman Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
MUS 100 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 100 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 111 Music Theory I 4 MUS 112 Music Theory II 4
MUS 185 Functional Piano I+ 1 MUS 186 Functional Piano II+ 1
MUS 171 Applied Music 1 MUS 172 Applied Music 1
Ensemble* 0-1 Ensemble* 0-1
MT 190 Into to Music Therapy 2 MUS 182 (class voice) 1
MUS 181 (class voice) 1 MUS 186 (functional piano) 1
MUS 185 (functional piano) 1 MUS 188 (class guitar) 1
MUS 187 (class guitar) 1 Core or elective 4
HUM 100 (fall semester only) 4 Language (or core/elective) 4
Language (or core/elective) 4    

Sophomore Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
MUS 100 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 100 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 211 Music Theory III 4 MUS 212 Music Theory IV 4
MUS 220 Music Survey I 4 MUS 221 Music Survey II 4
MUS 271 Applied Music 1 MUS 272 Applied Music  1
MUS 236 Percussion 1 Ensemble* 0-1
Ensemble* 0-1 MT 290 Clinical Processes 1 2
  Functional Skills Exam I 0
Comprehensive Jury Exam 0
Total 8 Total 9

Other suggested/required (in bold)courses for the second year of study in Music Therapy are:

PSY 150 4 PSY 211 Abnormal Psych 4
ENGW 201 (or core/elective) 4 Core or elective 4

Junior Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
MUS 100 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 100 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 131 Midi Lab 2 MUS 241 Intro to World Music 4
MUS 282 Basics of Conducting 2 MUS 371 Applied Music 1
MUS 372 Applied Music 1  
Ensemble* 0-1 Ensemble* 0-1
MT 491 Psychology of Music 4 MT 390 Clinical Processes 2 2
MT 391 MT with Children 2 MT 392 MT with Adults 2
MT 295 Practicum 1 - Children 1 MT 296 Practicum 2 - Adults 1
Total 12 Total 10

Other suggested/required (in bold) courses for the third year of study in Music Therapy are:

BIOL 110 Human Biology 4 PHIL 307 Medical Ethics 4
Core course or elective (either semester) 4

Senior Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
MUS 100 Recital Attendance 0 MUS 495 Music Capstone 2
Ensemble* 0-1 Ensemble* 0-1
MT 494 Clinical/Professional Issues 1 MT 490 Research Methods 4
MT 496 Improvisation & Songwriting 2 MT 396 Practicum 4 1
MT 395 Practicum 3 1 Functional Skills Exam 2 0

Other suggested/required (in bold) courses for the fourth year of study in Music Therapy are:

PSY 358 Psychology of Ethnic Diversity 4  
SOC 301 Social Statistics** 4 SOC 325 Counseling/Interview Techniques 4
Note: Math 207 - General Statistics or Psy 350 - Behavioral Statistics will also satisfy this requirement)
Core course or elective 4 Core course or elective 4
Core course or elective 2  
Note: an optional 5th practicum available during summer at Pacific's Hawaii Campus

Year Five | Internship Year

Fall Credits Spring Credits
MT 498 Clinical Internship
(450-510 hours)
12 MT 499 Clinical Internship
(450-510 hours)
12