Bachelor of Music Degree Program
What You'll Learn
Ohio University's Music Therapy Department, begun in 1951, is one of the oldest music therapy degree programs in the United States. The program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and follows a long history of quality teaching and preparation of the students for a successful career in the field of music therapy.
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The curriculum consists of studies in music; music therapy; general studies and electives. General studies include classes in behavioral sciences, developmental, psychology, human development, and human biology and anatomy.
Music therapy is the systematic application of music and other treatment methodologies by a trained music therapist to restore, maintain, or enhance the cognitive, socio-emotional, and/or physical functioning of disabled persons of all ages.
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As part of their music therapy studies, students will participate in a minimum of 6 semesters of pre-internship clinical experiences. The six-month internship is a partnership involving the university, the student, and the training site.