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Therapy of Sound.

The Music & Wellness Pathway blends the artistic with the therapeutic. It allows students an opportunity to develop a program of study that builds a partnership between music and wellness.

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Music and IndustryInformation

Wellness refers to the development and nurturing of active, positive and healthy lifestyles. Wellness also includes other supporting courses in the soft and hard sciences that a student would need to prepare for advanced work using music in Occupational Therapy.

The BIS Music and Wellness pathway is a good option for students interested in graduate studies in fields such as Occupational Therapy (which can be a means for incorporating music into therapeutic health as an alternative to study to become a board-certified music therapist). It is also a good option for the student interested in the social and emotional learning of a music program but who finds that the BM is not the best fit.

What you will study

All IDS majors complete an XIDS course sequence through which they learn interdisciplinary concepts and method, culminating with a capstone project that reflects their intellectual and career interests:

  • XIDS 2000 - Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
  • XIDS 3000 - Interdisciplinary Methods
  • XIDS 4000 - Interdisciplinary Capstone

Music Track

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Music Track

In addition to your music foundation courses, you can pick from the following:

  • Music Ensemble
  • Wellness and Musicians
  • Western Music After 1825
  • World Music
  • Music in Elementary Schools
  • Music Business Internship
  • Special Topics in Music

Industry Track

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Wellness Track

Choose your direction with these course options:

  • Lifespan Development
  • Mental Emotional Well Being
  • Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education
  • Medical Terminology
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology


Contact Us

Dr. Neema Noori
Director, Center of Interdisciplinary Studies
(678) 839-6329