As a Queens music therapy major, you will become more musically literate and develop a lifelong appreciation for music. You also will graduate with a degree in a field that is a growing profession worldwide. You will learn to use music as a therapeutic medium to help both children and adults maintain or improve cognitive, social, motor or language skills. You may do so through singing, playing instruments, improvising, songwriting, movement or music assisted relaxation. During your Queens experience, you will choose a primary instrument and become proficient in piano, voice and guitar. As a music therapy major, you will also complete a minor in psychology.
General Education Requirements
Perks of Being a Music Therapy Major
* Hands-On Experience
Under the supervision of a Board Certified Music Therapist, you will gain rich, clinical experience throughout your entire four years of study. Queens is one of the only programs in the country to provide hands-on experience for freshmen. As a sophomore, junior and senior, you also will receive clinical training in various education, residential and medical facilities in the community.
* On-Campus Music Therapy Clinic
Queens is one of a few universities in the Southeast with an on-site clinic. You will work in the clinic providing therapy to children and young adults with special needs.
You will have opportunities to intern at various sites. Students have interned with schools, research projects, brokerage houses, banks, religious institutions and hospitals. More specifically, recent majors have held internships at Grand Slam and Duke Energy.
When You Graduate
As a math major, you can go on to careers in actuarial science, computer science, operations research, biomathematics, cryptology, finance and a variety of other fields.
Additionally, some of our graduates have pursued advanced degrees at institutions such as Appalachian State University, Drexel University and Louisiana State University, which enabled them to go on to careers such as administrators, professors and academic researchers.
You also have the option to attain licensure to teach math at the secondary level (grades 9-12) in collaboration with our Cato School of Education.
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.