Music

Music and Psychology, BS

This combined major educates students in psychology and music and the interface between the two disciplines.

The scope and sequence of psychology courses provide students with a foundation in the interdisciplinary science of psychology, including such topics as cognition, psycholinguistics, perception, and the biological basis of behavior. Music courses provide a foundation in music theory; creative music in context; contemporary/ethnomusicology; music perception and cognition; and the psychoacoustics of music. Students completing this program of study should be able to understand how the two fields jointly contribute to explaining human behavior in the domain of music.

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Co-op Opportunities

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston, MA

Rolling Stone

New York, NY

World Music/CRASHarts

Cambridge, MA

Career Opportunities

Advocacy

Arts administration

Culture writer

Editor

Ethnomusicologist

Music critic

Music theorist

Musician

Musicologist

Multidisciplinary Skills

Research and analysis

Critical reasoning

Critical listening

Persuasive writing

Public speaking

Creativity

Improvisation

Cross-cultural knowledge

Learning Outcomes