Music Therapy - B.Mus.


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E

II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. See:
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. (BIOL 1103, BIOL 1103L)


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.


IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): ANTH 1102 or ANTH 2120H  

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): MUSI 2040 or MUSI 2050 or MUSI 2060 or MUSI(AFST)(AFAM) 2080 or MUSI 2090 or MUSI 2300 or MUSI 2300H


V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1101H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1030H 


Area VI
MUSI 1100
MUSI 1110
MUSI 1120
MUSI 1130
MUSI 1810 (4 hours) 
MUSI 2500 and MUSI 2510

Choose four hours from the following Large Ensemble courses:
MUSI 4700
MUSI 4710
MUSI 4740/6740
MUSI 4750/6750
MUSI 4755/6755
MUSI 4760/6760
MUSI 4838/6838
MUSI 4839/6839
MUSI 4840/6840

Note: Music requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements. 

Entrance Requirements
Students must audition to gain admission to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. This is a high-demand major. After meeting the entrance requirements, students will be selected based on the following high-demand selection criteria.

High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
  • Entrance audition for first year students that selects students with very high music performance skills in a set instrumentation.
  • Completion of first and second year seminars and practica in Music Therapy
  • Passing subsequent music performance skills exam in the first and second years that demonstrate increasing musical maturity and skill in at least one performance medium.
  • Recommendation of Music Therapy faculty through a formal barrier review procedure during the sophomore year.  Criteria for meeting recommendation expectations include: 1. Statement of intent; 2. Completion of MUSI 2021MUSI 5400/7400, MUSI 5440/7440 with a "C" or higher; 3. Completion of one of the following courses: MUSI 2040MUSI 2050, MUSI 2060, MUSI(AFST)(AFAM) 2080, MUSI 2090, MUSI 2300 or MUSI 2300H; 4. Meeting with music therapy faculty to discuss admission to the major. 

Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.

Required Courses (63-64 hours)
Applied Study
MUSI 2810 (4 hours)
MUSI 3810 (2 hours)
MUSI 3820 (2 hours)

Music Theory/Ear Training
MUSI 2100
MUSI 2110 
MUSI 4395/6395

Music History
MUSI 3020 or MUSI 3021 or MUSI 3210 or MUSI 3220
MUSI 3030

Career Preparedness
MUSI 4010 (2 hours)
MUSI 4060/6060 (1 hour)

Keyboard Competency
MUSI 2520 

Complete seven (7) hours of Clinical Experiences (at least one hour in each of the following):

MUSI 2021
MUSI 2022
MUSI 3025
MUSI 3026
MUSI 4020
MUSI 4021
MUSI 4023

Complete the following two (2) hours of Conducting:
MUSI 3480

Complete five (5) hours of the Instrumental/Vocal Methods courses:
MUSI 2400
MUSI 2540
MUSI 3400
MUSI 3401
MUSI 3442

Music Therapy
Complete twenty-five to twenty-six (25-26) hours from the following:
CBIO 2200-2200L or KINS 5620/7620-5620L/7620L 
MUSI 5400/7400 
MUSI 5410/7410 
MUSI 5420/7420 
MUSI 5430/7430 
MUSI 5440/7440 
MUSI 5450/7450 
PSYC 3230 

General Electives (2-3 hours)
(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)