The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Music Therapy (BS)

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 110: Self and Society: Music Psychology
MUSI 130: Music Analysis I
MUSI 132: Aural Skills in Music I
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 153: Keyboard Skills I
MUSI 142: Class Voice (for instrumental majors)
Major Applied Area
Major Ensemble
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

MUSI 102: Music Therapy Clinical Foundations
MUSI 127: Music Advising Seminar
MUSI 131: Music Analysis II
MUSI 133: Aural Skills in Music II
MUSI 181: Guitar
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 154: Keyboard Skills II
Major Applied Area
Major Ensemble
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 3

MUSI 211: Advanced Music Therapy Techniques
PSYC 166: General Psychology
MUSI 230: Music Analysis III
MUSI 232: Aural Skills in Music III
MUSI 247: Percussion Instrument Class I
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 253: Keyboard Skills III
Major Applied Area
Major Ensemble
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 4

MUSI 212: Music Therapy Practicum
MUSI 231: Music Analysis IV
MUSI 233: Aural Skills in Music IV
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 254: Keyboard Skills IV
MUSI 339: Music Literature
Major Applied Area
Major Ensemble
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 5

MUSI 212: Music Therapy Practicum
MUSI 315: Music and Behavior
MUSI 340: Music History I
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
JINS 3XX
NU 250 Lifespan Development
SOAN 265 Structured Inequalities if not SOAN 215 Social Problems (in Spring)
Major Ensemble
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

MUSI 212: Music Therapy Practicum
MUSI 410: Music Therapy with Various Populations
MUSI 341: Music History II
MUSI 279: Recital and Concert Attendance
SOAN 215 Social Problems if not SOAN 265 Structured Inequalities (in Fall)
Major Ensemble
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 7

MUSI 212: Music Therapy Practicum
MUSI 484: Music Therapy Capstone Seminar
BIOL 109: Foundations of Anatomy
MUSI 388: Conducting
MUSI 332: Arranging
MUSI 333: Jazz Improvisation
Major Ensemble
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

MUSI 212: Music Therapy Practicum
PSYC 377: Developmental Psychology
Electives in Music
Major Ensemble
Dialogues coursework


Post On-Campus Coursework: MUSI 499: Music Therapy Clinical Internship (3-12 credits)

Total Credits: 129

The Dialogues curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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