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Music and HealthMajor

Have a passion for music but also want a career in healthcare? You can do both in this major.

Overview

What is Music and Health at WVU like?

Description

Music and Health provides a unique opportunity to pursue concentrated studies in music while fulfilling many requirements for a career in health or medicine.

The curriculum includes a broad array of music fundamentals, including taking private lessons, performing in ensembles and taking core music courses, alongside the undergraduate courses required for admission into one of six tracks in the health sciences. Music and Health majors can select a medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry or physician assistant track within the program.

This major is intended for students who wish to study music as their undergraduate focus and then pursue medicine as a career, and/or those who would like to continue pursuing music professionally while also practicing medicine.

At a Glance

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Tracks

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Dentistry (DDS)
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)

Fast Facts

What makes Music and Health at WVU unique?

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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Careers

How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Students may choose to pursue graduate studies in one of six tracks in the health sciences. Music and Health majors can select a medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry or physician assistant track within the program.

Students may also choose to pursue graduate studies in music.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Music and Health major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Courses

What are the courses like in Music and Health at WVU?

Cost and Aid

How much does Music and Health at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2020-21 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $413
Per Semester $4,956
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,912
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,112
Per Semester $13,344
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,688
International
Per Credit $1,112
Per Semester $13,644
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,288
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Ways to Save

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Music and Health at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Music and Health major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2021-22 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

I like this major. What are the next steps?

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