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Music and Psychology

A total of 16 courses (64 credits) as follows:

  1. Music Courses (6 courses, 8 performance credits = two 4-credit courses):
         a. Theory & Musicianship: MUSC 204 - Understanding Musicianship [F5]
              *Two 300-level music theory courses
              *If placement test determines this course is redundant, choose three 300-level music theory courses.

         b. History & Literature: 1 course from:
              MUSC 227 - European Musical Heritage I [F3]
              MUSC 228 - European Musical Heritage II [F3]

         c. Performance:
              4 semester of large ensembles (MUSC 180-184, 190-194= 1 credit each.)
              4 semesters of applied lessons (MUSC 160-178 = 1 credit each.)
              4 semesters of Performance Attendance (MUSC 100 = 0 credits.)

         d. Electives: Two 4-credit courses

                1. One music cognition/therapy topic course (MUSC 140-149 or MUSC 340-349.)
                2. Other courses should be selected from the following recommended list:

                     MUSC 103 – Elements of Music.
                     MUSC 117-119; 105 [F9] – World Music courses.
                     MUSC 227-228 [F3] – European Musical Heritage courses
                     MUSC 222 – Music Technology. (cognition concentration)
                     MUSC 306 – Mathematical Musical Analysis [F6]
                     MUSC 414-415 – Conducting I & II. (applied concentration)

  NOTE: Music Talent Award and Fine Arts Award recipients' conditions for waivers of Applied Music fees are outlined in their award letters, which supersedes music major and minor fee waivers are contained here.

 

   2. Psychology Courses (7 courses):
          a. Foundational Psychology Courses:
                     PSYC 150 - Foundational Issues in Psychology [F8]
                     PSYC 200 - Research Methods and Statistics
                     PSYC 211 - Statistical Methods [F6] 
          b. Perception - PSYC 216
          c. Advanced Research Methods: 1 course from PSYC 350-353.
          d. Two other courses chosen from one concentration:

                Cognition:

  1.                PSYC 306 – Language and Communication
  2.                PSYC 327 – Cognitive Processes
  3.                PSYC 345 – Cognitive Neuroscience
  4.                PSYC 451-452 – Research Practicum (4 credits)
  5.                NEURO 270 – Neuroscience
  6.                NEURO 318 – Neuroscience of Brain Disorders
     
  7.           Applied:
    1.          PSYC 220 – Psychology of Health
    2.          PSYC 222 – Educational Psychology
    3.          PSYC 224 – Psychological Disorders
    4.          PSYC 229 [F11] – Developmental Psychology: Infant and Childhood [F11]
    5.          PSYC 230 – Adolescent Development
    6.          PSYC 311 – Counseling Psychology
    7.          PSYC 326 – Learning and Motivation
    8.          PSYC 451-452 – Research Practicum (4 credits)
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   3. Senior Experience (4 credits)

  1. Either MUSC 485-486 or PSYC 485 as recommended by advisor and topic availability. The culminating Senior Seminar research project is required to integrate the fields of Music and Psychology.
  2. Other suggested courses to complement this course of study include:
    1. EDUC 201 - Foundations of Education
    2. EDUC 460  – Internship in Education [F11]
    3. FYWS 151  – American Music and Politics [F2s]
    4. MUSC 160-178 – Lessons. Four additional semesters of lessons and ensembles are recommended. (especially guitar and/or voice for applied/therapy track)
    5. MUSC 190-198 – Ensembles
    6. PHIL 270 – Philosophy of Education [F11]
    7. PHIL 328 – Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness
    8. PHYS 107 – Physics of Sound and Music [F7]
    9. PSYC 338 – Psychological Assessment
    10. PSYC 460 – Internship in Psychology
    11. PSYC 495-496 – Honors Tutorial
    12. 460 Other Internship [F11]